2011StGeorgesArt webAs the focus of a community’s social and cultural life, the medieval cathedrals of Europe were more than places of worship. They provided a space where the people would gather to watch musicians, actors and dancers tell stories through the performance of mystery plays.

Today, many cathedrals continue this tradition by providing a unique performance and exhibition space for the celebration of the creative arts.

Whether it be through sculpture, painting, dance, theatre, literature, architecture, poetry, ballet, music – whatever – these disciplines enable us to probe a deeper reality, and to experience a sense of transcendence which lifts us above the mundane.

hard rain brittany evans highly commended 2010

St George’s Art

Since its inception in 2003, St George’s Art has become a prestigious annual event in the City of Perth and the Cathedral.

The Exhibition provides an excellent platform for students in Western Australian secondary schools to exhibit their work. Many go on to exhibit at the Year 12 Perspectives Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Ascalon

cathedral webThis sculpture by Marcus Canning and Christian de Vietri is an abstract interpretation of the story of St George and the Dragon.

It depicts the triumph of good over evil. The angled pole, white billow and black base are reminiscent of the lance of St George, the cloak and steed of St George, and the defeated body of the dragon. Read more here.

Images (top to bottom): St George's Art 2011 Gala Awards Night, 'Hard Rain' by Brittany Evans from St George's Art 2010, Ascalon (photographer Andrew Day).

2011StGeorgesArt webAs the focus of a community’s social and cultural life, the medieval cathedrals of Europe were more than places of worship. They provided a space where the people would gather to watch musicians, actors and dancers tell stories through the performance of mystery plays.

Today, many cathedrals continue this tradition by providing a unique performance and exhibition space for the celebration of the creative arts.

Whether it be through sculpture, painting, dance, theatre, literature, architecture, poetry, ballet, music – whatever – these disciplines enable us to probe a deeper reality, and to experience a sense of transcendence which lifts us above the mundane.

hard rain brittany evans highly commended 2010

St George’s Art

Since its inception in 2003, St George’s Art has become a prestigious annual event in the City of Perth and the Cathedral.

The Exhibition provides an excellent platform for students in Western Australian secondary schools to exhibit their work. Many go on to exhibit at the Year 12 Perspectives Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Ascalon

cathedral webThis sculpture by Marcus Canning and Christian de Vietri is an abstract interpretation of the story of St George and the Dragon.

It depicts the triumph of good over evil. The angled pole, white billow and black base are reminiscent of the lance of St George, the cloak and steed of St George, and the defeated body of the dragon. Read more here.

Images (top to bottom): St George's Art 2011 Gala Awards Night, 'Hard Rain' by Brittany Evans from St George's Art 2010, Ascalon (photographer Andrew Day).