Jan Hynes

Jan Hynes is an artist living and working in Townsville. A series of paintings depicting stories from the New Testament are set in Townsville in contemporary times.

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Gerard Darwin

Gerard Darwin was born in Lancashire, England, in 1928. He first became interested in sculpture in the early fifties when training as an art teacher in London. For the next 30 years, whilst following a career in education, he practised sculpture in his spare time. Shortly after arriving in Australia in 1977, he left teaching and took up sculpture as a profession, both as a portrait sculptor and as a sculptor of religious images. His religious works, most of them life-size, are located in churches, convents, hospitals and schools throughout Australia and in many other countries. Darwin is a well-travelled man, having lived in England, Kenya, and Swaziland. Consequently, his works have been exhibited and acquired in all these countries as well as in Australia.

Images may be used by Religious Institutions provided that an acknowledgement crediting Gerard Darwin is applied. 

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Gail Donovan

Gail Donovan is an Adelaide based artist who has works in Scotland, Ireland, the United States, and throughout Australia. Gail says, “I experience all of Creation as saturated with Divinity. My images are a response to the infinite beauty and wonder I experience in every aspect of nature, in many wonderful people in my life, and my personal reflection and meditation. I use colour and movement symbolically as metaphors to express that which is beyond words.” Many of Gail’s works reflect a distinctly Australian Spirituality within the Christian Tradition. Colour and movement are strikingly characteristic of her work.

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Dorothy Woodward RSJ


Sister Dorothy Woodward is a former a former Secondary school teacher and subsequently a member of the Religious Education team of the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic Schools Office. From as far back as her memory goes, art and life have been inseparable for Dorothy. Art has been for her, a form of communicating and interpreting reality, of discovering connections and exploring ideas. Liturgical Art in particular has led her to explore the use of symbols, to experiment with universal, as well as Australian images. Dorothy has designed over fifty lead light windows in hospitals, chapels, schools and Churches throughout Australia. She has worked extensively in the designing of logos, school crests as well as liturgical banners. Dorothy’s Religious Images include Stained Glass Windows, Banners and Australiana images.

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