Iglesia is an exhibit of heritage churches of Panay by Cristhom Setubal made from recycled materials like old wood, wires, ballpoint pens, and nails which the artist magically transforms into a unique collection of mixed media artworks.
It is currently on display at National Museum Western Visayas (Iloilo Provincial Jail). The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM. This is a free entrance.
About the Artist Cristhom Setubal
Cristhom Setubal (Do Doy on Facebook) is an Ilonggo artist from San Joaquin, a town in the 1st District of Iloilo Province. The heritage Churches is already his second exhibit from his series. Spoiler: his third series will be old houses.
Do Doy is a retired sea fearer, teacher, artist, and family man. If you are a member of Old Iloilo and other relevant Iloilo groups and communities online, you will often encounter Do Doy sharing his heritage sketches – from buildings to houses, to churches, and more. He began sketching in 2016, which was also exhibited in the National Museum of Western Visayas in 2019.
Prior to taking the path of his art journey, Do Doy is an antique collector. He got his passion and love for antiques from his late father, to whom he dedicates this series of upcycled art pieces.
He uses scrap materials for sustainability. It was not an overnight success. He went through rigors of experiments with waste materials to finally build the pieces of his shares for history, culture, and heritage.
The following are heritage pieces and the product of his passion:
San Joaquin Church
Santa Barbara Church
Etiquettes Inside National Museum Western Visayas
National Museum Western Visayas is a FREE entrance. The following should be noted upon visit:
- Present your vaccine card.
- Sanitize when you enter.
- Log in to the visitor book.
- Leave your bags in the locker.
- Take care of your key.
The don’ts inside the museum:
- No food and drinks.
- No touching of the museum objects.
- No flash on cameras.
- No taking of videos.
- No Tiktoks.
- No tripods.