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
Nee: Piper; Matthews
b. 1954 Broken Hill, NSW
Attended Art School Wollongong Technical College, 1971.
Employed at Victorian Leadlight Magic Studio in 1992 as artist and maker of domestic and ecclesiastical stained glass. From 1993 to 2000 she ran Leonie Matthews Stained Glass, Wodonga, Vic. and has been in Sydney since 2000.
The Resurrection and six altar windows, Christ Church, Tallangatta, Vic. 1994
Jasper Memorial window (St. Cecelia), St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Rutherglen, Vic. 1995
Entire church, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Albury, NSW. 1995-2001
Kiln-formed tiles with inclusions, Border Medical Imaging (reception desk), Albury, NSW. 1996
Lieschke Family Memorial windows, St. Barnabas’ Anglican Church, Henty, NSW. 1996-7
Habermann Memorial windows (Jesus and Child); Wenke Memorial windows (Angel), Zion Lutheran Church, Walla Walla, NSW. 1997, 1998
Mary McKillop window, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Nurmurkah, Vic. 1998
Voyage of St. Brendan, St. Brendan’s Primary School Library, Shepparton, Vic. 1999
Jesus and the Children, St. John’s Anglican Church, Corowa, NSW. 2002
Stephenson and Davey Memorial windows, St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, Lennox Head, NSW. 2003
141 Kingsway Cronulla NSW 2230
Last updated 18/1/09