St John’s Cathedral Brisbane

The Arming and Departure of the Knights. Number 2 of the Holy Grail tapestries woven by Morris & Co. 1891-94 for Stanmore Hall - detail

William Morris, The Arts & Craft Movement – Art That Is Life

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William Morris (1834-1896) became spiritual leader of a revival in arts and crafts, which encompassed all the visual arts, including architecture and interiors

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St John’s Rose at Brisbane – Planted by an Optimist

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The St John’s Rose was bred for the Cathedral gardens at St Johns’ Cathedral Brisbane to celebrate all those people who contributed to its completion in 2008

A Symphony of Stained Glass – Flight of the Egret

A Symphony of Stained Glass – Flight of the Egret

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There are some in our society who are blessed with great creative gifts. Imagination is surely one, however it is one thing to have the ability to form images and ideas in the mind, especially of things never seen or never experienced directly, but quite another to connect those to the totality of real things in the world in order to convey knowledge or influence our perception of them.

Nine Lessons & Carols @ Brisbane 2011

Nine Lessons & Carols @ Brisbane 2011

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At 6pm on Sunday 18th December Vox Pacific Chamber Choir will provide celebratory music for the Nine Lessons & Carols at  St John’s Cathedral, 373 Ann Street, Brisbane. Directed by Katherine Chan, beautiful music is presented, along with meditative readings for the season by members of the congregation. This ongoing…

Paradise in Purgatory Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox Finding Light

Paradise in Purgatory Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox Finding Light

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Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox has an exhibition about to open on the 8th September 2011 and run until 8th October (someone’s superstitious) at the Purgatory Artspace in North Melbourne, Victoria. The exhibition is called Paradise, so I am sure reviewers, certainly with a Catholic school background, will have a field day referencing Paradise to, and in Purgatory.

Margaret de Burgh Persse Hockey O.A.M. – Memories of Nindooinbah

Margaret de Burgh Persse Hockey O.A.M. – Memories of Nindooinbah

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I am writing this on the seventh anniversary of the passing of Margaret de Burgh Persse Hockey O.A.M. (8 January 1941 – 11 February 2004). She lived all her life in one of Queensland’s most historic houses, Nindooinbah, which is sited superbly in a lovely valley nearby to Beaudesert in Queensland…