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.

Major Works:

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

Current studio:

Retired in 2008

Last updated 10/9/2009

VB

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LE CORNU, Leonie

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.

Major Works:

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

Current studio:

Leonie Le Cornu Stained Glass

141 Kingsway Cronulla NSW 2230

e: lecornucopia@optusnet.com.au

w: http://www.leonielecornu.com

Last updated 18/1/09

LeC

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