Bronwyn Hughes is an independent scholar and art historian whose interests range around stained glass of all eras and throughout the world, but her primary focus is Australian stained glass. It is hard to believe that, although stained glass has been a significant element of the built environment in Australia for 150 years, very little scholarly work has been completed. The first book to be written on Australian stained glass was the pioneering work by Jenny Zimmer, Stained Glass in Australia (OUP) in 1984, with Beverley Sherry’s Australia’s Historic Stained Glass (Murray Child) published in 1991. Apart from her own Lights of Our Past, a CD-ROM of images, text and essays, made in conjunction with RMIT Publishing in 1999, there have been no major surveys of Australia’s corpus of stained glass. Monographs on individual artists have been few and far between – Napier Waller, Christian Waller and Klaus Zimmer are among the exceptions – and much research is needed to redress these omissions.
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Mrng Bronwyn,,well life moves forward again for s/glass in Aust. I’m about to start my chapter re the late Arthur Clarke, ex-Barnett Bros of East Perth WA. I know he and his wife Clare[RIP]. Apart from my finished book on Ted Gowers & Albert Brown, History of W A S/glass Circa 1954-2009, nothing seems to exist re Arthur’s art works in our professional arena. Hope thou read this and just maybe others too…Cheers….Ken Wildy…. 0415399022… e:- firstname.lastname@example.org
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Good to hear that you are continuing to write on the rich legacy of stained glass makers in Australia. There are so many unsung heroes who deserve to be recognised, even in a small way. The aim of TEAGA is to record biographical facts and career highlights but there is a real need for comparative analysis and assessment too – we do that on the GLAAS Inc Research site. Keep adding to the body of knowledge – it is appreciated.
Good Evening Bronwyn – I am trying to send you an email and it keeps bouncing. Can you please advise an alternative email address to send my enquiry through to. I am searching for a memorial window and you may have come across it. Thank you. Gayle Thwaites E: email@example.com
You did’nt have such a good session today – but that’s OK. Onward and Upward! Time to make your second blog!