BURNS, Vic (Victor Edward)
b. 1924 Richmond Vic.
It was not until 1980 that Vic Burns became a student of Klaus Zimmer’s at Caulfield Institute of Technology. His first commission was eight stained glass windows for a (unamed) Thornbury church which began a 26-year career making 123 windows for 32 churches, chapels and schools. He has always worked in a home-based studio without assistants using leadlight, stained glass and dalle de verre methods of construction.
In 1986 Burns designed a stained glass window of ‘The Nativity at Uluru’ to be the cover of The Advocate Press. It received the Religious Press Association award for the Most Original Design of 1986.
Portrait of Graham Arthur (Capt. 1961), Hawthorn Football Club, Waverley, Vic. 1990
Christ Child with the Elders in the Temple, St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, Camberwell, Vic. 1993
Christ; Madonna (dalle de verre), Jesuit College Chapel, Kew, Vic. 1993
Mary McKillop and Caroline Chisholm; Portrait of Rev. Fr. Pedro Arrupe, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Richmond, Vic. 1994, 1996
41 dalle de verre windows, St. Peter’s Chanel Catholic Church, Deer Park, Vic. 1997-2006
Christ’s Supper at Emmaus, St. Columb’s Anglican Church, Hawthorn, Vic. 2000
Stained glass window, Kilbreda College, Mentone, Vic. 2002
A Missionary Journey, Convent, Highgate, Perth, WA. 2002
Single dalle de verre window, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Malvern, Vic. 2006
Retired in 2008
Last updated 10/9/2009