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Major projects have included re-creation and conservation of the ANZ Gothic bank, The Princess Theatre, Ormond College, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Whitefriars College (all in Melbourne).

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Major projects have included re-creation and conservation of the ANZ Gothic bank, The Princess Theatre, Ormond College, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Whitefriars College (all in Melbourne).

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A Note on Pricing; price is subject to complexity of the design and the type of glass used. Traditional stained glass painting is subject to an additional fee. For residential projects, after an indictative quotation is given – clients will submit a brief of their requirements. The studio will provide for approval, a full sized drawing. Restoration and conservation work will be surveyed and a quotation given.

Studio

In the Studio, quality glass is used in the execution of the commission; English, French or German antique (mouthblown) or the range of textured glass. We also use the traditional techniques of stained-glass painting and firing where necessary. We have a limited colour range of 100 year-old glass jewels , and large bullions that can be used to achieve a stunning result.

Using residential work as an example, our approach is to visit the site where the window is to be placed. With the client, we consider the architecture, light source, colours and obscurity requirements in relation to the window.

At the studio, Brian works with Matthew Dell. Matthew is Brian’s fourth apprentice and has been working with Victorian Leadlights for 20 years. Their combined experience and passion for design has enabled the team to complete an array of exciting and diverse projects over the last 32 years.

When the studio is required to upscale to complete major projects, Brian can draw from his stable of associates, which include glaziers and scaffolders.

Some of the Unique Projects undertaken by this Studio are: St John’s Church of England, Nagambie, Victoria – Three stained glass windows behind the alter were lost in a fire, so our studio re-created these from remnants left behind and a coloured photo of the original windows.

Whitefriars College, Donvale, Melbourne - This project began with a design from student John Kelly in 1986. The project continues today (John continues to design) with ongoing additions to the chapel, each window representing a new ‘house’ in the growing college. The first four windows were blessed by Pope John Paul III during his visit to Melbourne in 1986.

Smith Residence, Balwyn, Melbourne – The Smith family commissioned 10, 1500 mm x 700mm panels designed in the traditional Victorian style using stained glass painting to create motifs and birds.

Other work major dedication, restoration and re-creation of heritage windows around Melbourne include Ormond College, St Leonard's Brighton, St Peter's Ocean Grove, The Union Memorial Uniting Church North Melbourne, Daughters of Divine Zeal Chapel Richmond, Martin Luther Chapel Boronia, Cobden Country Smokehouse, Creswick House Melbourne Grammar, St John's Catholic Church Warbra, Trinity Lutheran Church Melbourne and Loreto College Toorak.

About

Victorian Leadlights was established in 1977 in Bayswater, Melbourne by Brian Turner. He is a second generation Stained Glass Artist/ Leadlighter and was a student of Jack Turner (Melbourne) and Joseph Stansfield (Phoenix Studio U.K & Australia). Matthew Dell has been working alongside Brian since 1985.

Major projects have included re-creation and conservation of the ANZ Gothic bank, The Princess Theatre, Ormond College, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Whitefriars College (all in Melbourne).

Working on residential and major projects, Brian and his experienced team work on stained-glass, residential, conservation and ecclesiastical commissions.

Residential projects range in style, from traditional Victorian and period stained glass painting to Australiana and various contemporary architectural influences.

Brian is inspired by traditional styles as well as contemporary stained-glass artists of the past 70 years, he especially regards the work of architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Charlie Rennie Mackintosh.

Matt has been inspired by the more tradional styles in stained-glass and leadlight ie. Victorian residential and period pieces as well the ecclesiastical stained-glass artists Fergurson and Uie, Brooks Robinson and Joe Stansfield.