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Kati Thamo

Kati explores the natural world through holographs, linocuts, etchings and shadow prints. Born in Perth to Hungarian parents, Kati's art is often imbued with her Eastern European heritage.

  • Galleries:Artist Studio
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Born in 1956 in Perth, Western Australia, to Hungarian parents, Kati studied art at Edith Cowan University and the Hobart School of Art, majoring in printmaking. Since 1980 she has lived mainly on the far south coast of WA, working from her home studio. The telling of tales has always been integral to her art practice, and she draws on personal stories and incidents along with grander narratives to devise a form of visual fable. Using a cast of characters including animals and objects, her storylines describe the mystery, frailty, hopefulness and anxiety of life. She says, 'I often think of my images as small theatre settings where various dramas are enacted'. Kati's art is often imbued with her Eastern European heritage, and a journey to trace her migrant family's homelands in 2010 is reflected in subsequent exhibitions, and in the development of a series of works.

More recently, Kati has been exploring the natural world, looking at ways to depict the fragility and complexity of natural ecosystems.

Kati's work has been exhibited nationally in both solo and group exhibitions, and is held in numerous private and public art collections in both Australia and overseas.

Image: The Fox and the Boar

 

Artitja Fine Art

Artitja Fine Art is a by-appointment home based gallery specializing in Indigenous fine art and exhibiting quarterly in selected spaces in and around Fremantle, WA

  • Galleries:Aboriginal,Craft,Painting,Sculpture,Art Gallery
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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Artitja Fine Art's aim is in connecting cultures through art.  Quality Aboriginal art is not just aesthetically beautiful, it provides important insights into stories and Tjurrkupa (dreamings)

Artitja Fine Art is located in South Fremantle in Western Australia, is open seven days a week by appointment and holds four exhibitions a year in a gallery space in and around the Fremantle region, details of which are posted to their website prior to the event.

"Often the question is asked in regard to how to select a painting.  There is only one answer - select the one that moves your heart" - Anna Kanaris, Director

Caroline Christie-Coxon

Caroline Christie–Coxon is an established and collectable artist working creatively with paint to reveal mysterious yet recognisable imagery, such as geological strata, crystal and cellular formation.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Artist Studio

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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Caroline’s passion and education in art spans her lifetime. She is a professional artist, well known for her process driven painting style and her signature circle motif, of which she began her continued focus and exploration of two decades ago. As an established artist she continues to explore the processes of paint.

Caroline is unusual in her multifaceted experience in the art industry. She has a university education in visual arts, majoring in History of Art; has been painting all her life; has owned and operated successful commercial art galleries in Perth, intermittently, since 1997, representing some of Western Australia’s leading artists today; and is a qualified art therapist.Caroline has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is represented in prestigious public and private collections, including The Government of Australia and The Anglican Church. 

Working from a studio in Subiaco, Caroline enjoys commissions as a relational experience. Due to the nature of her work, experience with the client is valued and lends itself to the underlying principles of process in her work – the client becomes a part of the process. Contact Caroline to make an appointment to view current artworks.

Featured images
o   Eco (2C) 70cm x70cm, Limited Edition, Prints on Paper (Giclee on Archival Paper). $750 Unframed
o   Coral (R2L) 138cm x 100cm, Limited Edition. Prints on Paper (Giclee on Archival Paper) $950 Unframed
o   Back to the Wild, 200cmx80cm, Mixed Media on canvas. Price $6900
o   Unity 80cmx150cm. Mixed media on canvas. $9900

Artist Statement
The nature of paint as a substance and painting as an act is most alluring to me. As an abstract expressionist and process-driven painter I mix pigmented substances, exploring them as elemental and reactive. Facilitating the process with experience and intuition, my work is a recording of natural forces and processes, such as density and flow in response to gravity, elemental exposure and chemical reaction. I encourage paint to behave and express due to circumstances.

Because these principles are universal the result is somehow recognizable; such as cloud formations, aerial landscapes, cosmic macrocosms and cellular microcosms. When painting I am revealing a process that tells a story – a visual dialogue.

These painterly happenings at play on the canvas, invoke a desire to reach and touch, respond and engage; and to celebrate the intimacies it brings. The experience results therefore in something sensory. I invite you to trust your response as authentic and valid. I believe the work is given unique expression under your regard and that is exciting!

Cy Rocchi

Cy Rocchi works with the traditional painting mediums of oil on canvas, and her paintings are responses to the vast open spaces of the natural environment.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Represented Artists:Cy Rocchi
  • Galleries:Painting,Artist Studio

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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The subject locations have a personal and emotional meaning to her and convey the beauty and peaceful expanse of the Western Australian landscape. Cy avoids the details of the landscape replacing it with emotional strokes, colour relationships and textural scrapes of the palette knife. Layering, scraping and blending have become a distinctive pattern of Cy’s work creating a raw, tranquil and emotive outcome.
 
Cy works from her studio in North Perth and is available by appointment to view her recent works. 

David Spencer Fine Art

A West Australian artist seeking to make the world a brighter place with colour and shapes.

  • Galleries:Painting,Artist Studio
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Represented Artists:David Spencer

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Acknowledged as one of West Australia's collectable mid-career artists. David Spencer has held successful solo and group exhibtions across Australia for the past ten years. Featured in a range of state and national publications including Australian Art Review and Australian Art Collector.

Spencer's vibrant and dramatic art is an observation of the modern industrial world. His paintings are emotionally charged with bright colour and are enlightened by pattern and reoccuring symbols.

With these elements combined, we discover a composition that both dignifies his imagination and the subject he chooses to explore.

Studio visit by appointment: [email protected] /// 214 South Street, White Gum Valley, [Fremantle]

Duyfken Replica Foundation

Duyfken is the first known European ship to visit Australia -- 164 years before the arrival of Captain James Cook.

  • Museums:Maritime
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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Duyfken is the first known European ship to visit Australia -- 164 years before the arrival of Captain James Cook. Nearly 400 years later a working full-scale replica was built in Western Australia to tell the 'Duyfken story' to Australia. You are invited to participate in the exciting replica project by visiting the replica in museum mode, sail on it or become a volunteer. There are rich, rewarding and exciting educational experiences here for all ages.
 
The Duyfken replica has been acclaimed around the world as the finest "Age of Discovery" replica ship ever built. The Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation was formed in 1993 to build the ship and after her first voyage in 2000 the ship has sailed the world's oceans.
 
Enjoy the Duyfken story which is still being told.

Dylan Fox Photography

Dylan Fox captures the beauty of Western Australia through his lens. Producing limited edition prints of these spectacular moments!

  • Represented Artists:Dylan Fox
  • Galleries:Photography,Artist Studio
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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I’m Dylan Fox, an award-winning Australian Landscape Photographer based out of Perth, Western Australia. As a West Australian Landscape Photographer, I take great pride in showcasing what this stunning part of the world has to offer. Traveling within Australia and overseas however provides new opportunities and to bring those experiences back with me. My online gallery consists of my finest landscape photography from Australia and the United States of America. This online gallery displays my award-winning collection and offers my prints for sale in a variety of sizes sure to suit your need. I supply artwork to homes and commercial spaces in Perth, Australia and abroad.

I have always loved to have a camera in my hands for as long as I can remember. On family trips I can recall racing through rolls of film on my mum’s Canon SLR, capturing nothing in particular and using up excessive amounts of film in the process. Having always loved to travel and witness natures finest moments, it was only a matter of time before I started capturing those moments in the form of photographs. It was on a year 12 photography camp where we were assigned the task of capturing a few landscape images for our portfolios. Ever since that first sunrise shoot on Rottnest Island I have been hooked. Needless to say I spent the rest of that trip cycling the Island in search of my next Landscape photograph.

Perth has provided me with an amazing coastline in which to learn and develop my skills as a photographer. The beaches along the West Australian coast have played a major part in my life and a significant role in my photographic career.

My eyes are now forever watching the sky’s and keeping an eye on local weather maps in hope of capturing something special. The satisfaction of capturing an amazing location under the perfect light is a feeling I strive for constantly. When all the elements come together it makes for a moment in time that I may never forget. Capturing those moments allows me to show people what they may have otherwise have missed.

My aim is always to capture photographs that provoke emotional connections from those that view them. The photograph must tell a story and truly captivate those that see it.

Fleur Marron

Fleur Marron is a West Australian based independent artist who specialises in creating artwork via private commissions. With ten years experience in project management, Fleur has developed a process for clients to commission work, optimising client satisfaction while not compromising the creative validity of her work.

  • Galleries:Artist Studio,Painting
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Fleur Marron is a West Australian based Independent Artist who specializes in creating artwork via private commissions. With ten years experience in project delivery, Fleur has developed a process for clients to commission work, optimizing client satisfaction whilst not compromising the creative validity of her work.

Fleur spent 1999-2010 working predominantly in energy science, consulting to mining companies across Australia.  This work took her to some of the most remote parts of Australia.  Throughout this time she always painted.  In February 2010 she committed to painting as a profession, and she continues to strive for technical excellence.

Fleur’s body of works may be categorized into a number of series, namely: Vast Country of Mine; Swanning About; The Art of Marriage®, and Portraits. These series’ have been developed over a number of years, and satisfy different sides of Fleur’s creative outlook. All works are custom designed on Belgian linen, using a selection of oils, acrylic, ink and 24crt gold leaf. In December 2010 the Childhood series will be launched, which will offer limited edition artwork for children of all ages.

The series’ explore different themes, composition and colour. Vast Country of Mine deconstructs the natural and the built Australian environment and reconstructs it into a semi surreal landscape; Swanning About explores the human condition in an ever changing environment by capturing the Swan and Canning rivers as a stage and evoking a human spirit within its subjects; The Art of Marriage explores the importance of finding happiness in simple pleasures on the domestic front; and the Portraits series focuses on the story of individuals in the presence of others who are introduced as guests in the story line. Some guests are there for a reason, others for a season, and there are guests who stay a lifetime.

The following portfolio shows a sample of works created under these series’ and also lists works created independently of these series’. The majority of pieces in this catalogue are sold, or held for exhibitions and private collections, as marked.   Works are continually being produced though not all will be shown in this portfolio if part of an upcoming exhibition. If you are interested in any of the work in this catalogue please contact Fleur Marron via email [email protected]

Francesca Gnagnarella's Private Gallery

Meet internationally acclaimed artist Francesca Gnagnarella and visit her private gallery Neon Space in North Fremantle.

  • Galleries:Art Gallery,Painting
  • Represented Artists:Francesca Gnagnarella

Details

  • Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,By Appointment Only,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday

Description

Art collectors and art lovers are welcome to schedule an appointment to visit Francesca's private gallery in North Fremantle. Existing original paintings start at $390 to $8,500 and there are many price points in between depending on sizes.

Please email Francesca directly at [email protected] or phone 04 38 35 12 87 to schedule an appointment and to receive directions.

Before your appointment, please take a look at available works for sale and let Francesca know of any paintings you might be interested in seeing. They may need to be retrieved from her studio and we need enough time to have them displayed for your visit.

Also, don't forget your wall measurements!

All current prices are listed online. Email us for a custom commission price.

We're looking forward to seeing you at Neon Space Gallery!

Holly Story

Holly Story is a visual artist based in Fremantle. She has an abiding interest in the relationship between the human and natural worlds and works with printmaking, embroidery, sculpture and video.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Artist Studio

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Holly Story is a visual artist based in Fremantle, Western Australia. She also maintains a research studio on the south coast of WA on the Deep River. Over the past two decades her art practice has included printmaking, embroidery, installation, video and sculpture. She has an abiding interest in the relationship between the human and natural worlds.

Holly was born in Zimbabwe but grew up in various countries with a “third culture” family based in England. She immigrated to Western Australia in 1970, and in 1987, as a mature age student, undertook a Visual Art degree at Curtin University School of Art, Perth. She obtained a BA followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Art 1991 and has been working as an artist, arts administrator and occasional writer on the arts since that time.

Her work is concerned with human perception, with lived experience, and in particular the interdependence of the human and natural world. At the heart of her practice is a 30 year relationship with her research site on the Deep River, on the south coast of Western Australia.

Over the past two decades her art practice has included printmaking, embroidery, installation and sculpture. Most recently she has begun working with video. She states “I take worn materials and objects, already redolent with their own histories, and transform them through simple domestic processes.”

Image: Fancywork, 2000

Jenny McGrath

My paintings capture those moments of quiet solitude that rejuvenate the sense of joy in life, inspired by my love of the raw natural beauty.

  • Represented Artists:Jenny McGrath
  • Galleries:Painting,Art Gallery

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Living in Western Australia with so much stunning scenery has generated my passion for painting.  I love the beauty found in nature and I use a visual language of colour, form, and texture to emphasise mood, feelings and expression.

 

My paintings often explore the relationship between nature and the elements, capturing those moments of quiet solitude that rejuvenate the sense of joy in life.  Inspired by my love of natural beauty each image is an exercise in meditation, enabling the viewer to lose themselves in the study of form, colour and atmosphere.

Mckenzies Auctioneers

Established 1988, Auctioneers, Valuers and Exhibitions.

  • Open Days/times:Open for specific auctions only

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Claremont is ideally located in the heart of the affluent Western Suburbs. With recent major commercial developments surrounding our auction rooms, the locality has become the largest upmarket shopping precinct in the state, being serviced by dining and drinking establishments and plentiful parking.

The following institutions have purchased artworks from us:

  • The National Gallery, Canberra

  • The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

  • The Australian War Memorial, Canberra

  • The National Maritime Museum, Sydney

  • The National Library, Canberra

  • The National Museum of Australia, Canberra

  • The Art Gallery of Western Australia

  • The Lawrence Wilson Gallery, University of Western Australia

  • Perth City Council

  • Battye Library, State Library of Western Australia

  • The Western Australian Museum

Services

Auctions
Single and mixed vendor sales of artworks, collectables, decorative arts, jewellery (qualified gemmologist on staff), furniture etc.
Simply contact us any time for a verbal auction price appraisal, which is free.  

Valuations
Written valuations are available for any purpose, for any items that appear in our auction sales.

The valuation fee is based on the volume and nature of the property as well as the  amount of time  required.  In some cases the valuation fee is refundable, if the item is  subsequently sold through  one of our auctions.

Exhibitions
McKenzies also conducts selling exhibitions.

Consulting Services
We can prepare appraisal reports, as well as advice concerning acquisitions or deaccessions, collection management, conservation advice, as well as arts management  strategies. 

Paintings from the Numina Sisters

Exquisite paintings by the Numina artists, Sharon, Selina, Caroline and Lanita Numina, are available online. The exhibition runs from 3 April to 12 May 2020

  • Open Days/times:Online Exhibition is open 24/7
  • Represented Artists:Sharon, Selina, Caroline and Lanita Numina
  • Galleries:Painting,Aboriginal,Art Gallery
  • Museums:Aboriginal

Details

  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Four sisters from the talented Numina family of artists have painted aspects of their ancestral country and their cultural ties to the land.

Four main stories emerge from the paintings. Bush Seeds – My Country relates to the harvesting of seeds used for making flour and damper, a staple food of traditional life. Seeds were valued and spread around watering places to encourage bountiful growth of native plants.

Bush Medicine Leaves refers to the plants harvested for traditional medicine practices, often to boil the leaves in water over the fire.

Water Dreaming relates to the critical knowledge of waterholes, including the Creation stories tied to those places and the way the water sites are linked together by the stories.

Dingo Dreaming and Emu Dreaming are the final two of the five stories, related to Creation stories and the role of native fauna in the traditions of Anmatyerre people.

PEEK-A-BOO GALLERY, GOTHAM STUDIOS INC

Peek-a-Boo is the street level window gallery of Gotham Studios Inc, operates 24/7 and celebrates its Silver Anniversary this year

  • Galleries:Installation,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Textiles,Artist Studio,Mixed Media,Drawing
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Represented Artists:Gotham Studio Collective artists and non-member artists

Details

  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Gotham Studios Inc and the Peek-a-Boo Gallery

Gotham Studios was established in 1987 and is Western Australia’s longest running artist-run initiative (and Australia's third-oldest), Gotham celebrating its 25th anniversary this year since being officially incorporated in 1988.   Along with other heritage buildings in the precinct, the building was closed for redevelopment in 2009. The studios were officially re-opened by The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi in September 2011 for Gotham Returns, which included a full-scale exhibition inside and throughout the building, and also the re-launch of the Peek-a-Boo Gallery - Gotham’s own ground floor window-box gallery - presenting a small-scale group show of small works.

 

During 25 years of artistic production, over 130 visual artists have had access to invaluable inner-city working space. Long time member Andrew Nicholls notes that Gotham has 

‘collectively made an assertive contribution to Western Australian culture over the past two decades, with many of the state’s leading visual artists, writers and curators based at the studio throughout its lifespan. Gotham is an icon of independent visual arts practice in the state.’ (Nicholls, 2013, p 3)

Established as 'the smallest gallery in the southern hemisphere' when the studios were first launched in the late 1980s (at an even smaller scale than its current floor-to-ceiling format), Peek-a-Boo today presents exhibitions of contemporary art from a gallery space only three square metres in size. Exhibitions can be viewed free of charge from the pavement at 57 James Street, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Initially intended as a playful dig at Gotham’s neighbour, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Peek-a-Boo was founded to allow experimental and non-institutional art to thrive at street level in Perth’s cultural centre. 

Last February and March, Gotham Gone Wild  honoured this legacy via a programme of surprising and celebratory artworks and interventions for Perth’s Fringe World 2013. In celebration of the Studio’s twenty-fifth anniversary, the artists of Gotham presented a changing programme of performances, sound works, temporary installations and events at Peek-a-Boo including: public life drawing from the street as models posed in the window; and night drawing - the artists drawing spectators on the glass and vice versa. Gotham Gone Wild complemented Le Salon Scintillant (winner of the Best Visual Art Award for Fringeworld 2013), Gotham’s inaugural Silver Anniversary exhibition at Moana Project Space, Perth.

Gotham has collaborated in the past with non-member artists at Peek-a-Boo, but this year, the gallery programme also features 7 exhibitions from exclusively non-member artists.  In November, Gotham Studios will be opening its doors to the public for the city-wide event, Perth Open House 2013, and has invited local artist Ben Crappsley to be the Peek-a-Boo artist for that time.

Sacha Barker

From June 18 - July 29 Sacha was artist-in-residence at PICA.

  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • Galleries:Artist Studio

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Sacha Barker’s art practice seeks to extend understandings of traditional art media. Her handmade textile works and installations use humble materials to explore concepts of narrative, personal history and socio-cultural meanings. Barker’s slow, laboured practice exists in direct contrast with expanding forms of digital production and consumption, her attention to detail amplifying connections between ‘the maker’ and ‘the made’.

During her residency Sacha will explore the potential for participation and the performative aspects of her practice through her ongoing project Thingship. Thingship is an intricate, compartmentalised cardboard vessel; a craft for transporting small handheld objects across time and space. Objects are concealed in the ships compartments and studio visitors are invited to exchange their own things with the Thingship.

On July 10 Sacha Barker runs a hands-on building workshop, perfect for young artists and inventors who want to become apprentice cardboard carpenters! Suitable for children agred 12+. Participants are invited to bring a small handheld object (small enough to be hidden inside a closed fist) to exchange with an object already in the ThingShip!

Visit pica.org.au to book your spot.

 

Sisters of Mercy Perth

Catherine McAuley, along with two companions, Anna Maria Doyle and Elizabeth Harley, professed their vows and became the first Sisters of Mercy.

  • Museums:Other
  • Open Days/times:BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

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Catherine recognised the needs of those who were marginalised and oppressed by unjust social attitudes and practices of the day. She responded by establishing a House of Mercy in Dublin which provided educational, religious and social services for women and children who were at risk of homelessness through exploitation and entrenched poverty.

Coolock House

Catherine McAuley was born in Dublin on September 29, 1778 and had two siblings, James William and Mary.  Her father James died in 1783, and her mother Elinor, in 1798. In 1803 she became the household manager and companion of an elderly, childless, and wealthy Quaker couple, William and Catherine Callaghan who lived at Coolock House. She did not dream that when William Callaghan died in 1822, Catherine Callaghan having died in 1819, she would become the sole residuary legatee of their estate and much of their savings.

In 1824, her inheritance now settled, Catherine implemented a longstanding desire: she built a large house on Baggot Street, Dublin as a school for poor girls and a shelter for homeless servant girls and women.

The House of Mercy

On September 24, 1827, the House of Mercy was opened on Baggot Street in Dublin. Anna Maria Doyle and Catherine Byrne, Catherine McAuley’s first co-workers, moved into the House, while Catherine herself divided her time between Coolock House, her brother-in-law’s home, and Baggot Street.

House of Mercy, Baggot Street, Dublin

As the number of lay co-workers at Baggot Street increased, so did severe lay and clerical criticism of the House: Why did these women look like a religious order, yet not abide by the normal regulations of religious orders? Who was this “upstart” Miss McAuley? Why was the “unlearned sex” doing the work of the clergy?

By 1830, it became necessary for Catherine’s work to be formalised as a religious order. To this end, Catherine, Anna Maria Doyle, and Elizabeth Harley entered the Presentation Convent in Dublin to begin their formal preparation to become religious sisters.

On 12 December, 1831, Catherine McAuley, with two companions, made religious profession in the Presentation Convent of Georges Hill, Dublin where they had spent the previous year of the novitiate. On that day Archbishop Daniel Murray formally blessed the first Convent of Mercy at the House of Mercy in Baggot Street and Catherine was installed as mother superior of the Sisters of Mercy. A month later the Archbishop received seven of Catherine’s helpers as the first Mercy novices. These young women had worked with her from the beginning.

Catherine’s concept of a Religious Institute included an availability for ministry not typical of religious orders at that time. Feeling themselves called to serve Christ as the needs of His poor demanded and encouraged by the Archbishop, Catherine and her companions took as their special works the instruction of poor girls, visitation of the sick and the protection of distressed women of good character. They became known as the ‘walking nuns’. These sisters, who were without the usual strict enclosure and whose convents quickly became part of many dioceses, inspired local girls to see and meet local needs, and the new Institute began to spread rapidly.

Founding Mothers

The rapid expansion of the Sisters of Mercy in the first decade of the new Institute flowed from Catherine McAuley’s ever generous response to human need.

As well as in Dublin, Catherine founded seven additional autonomous Convents of Mercy around Ireland and two in England as well as two branch houses of the Dublin community. She travelled with the founding sisters by stage coach, canal boat, steam packet and railway, humorously enduring the fatigue and inconvenience such travel entailed She would remain with each Community for at least a month, anxious to “begin well,” so the poor could be immediately served. She said, “God knows I would rather be cold and hungry than that the poor in Kingstown or elsewhere should be deprived of any consolation in our power to afford.”

Back in Dublin there were many trials – her niece Catherine died of consumption in August 1837; there was a two-year controversy over appointment of a chaplain to serve the House of Mercy; a lawsuit was unfairly settled against her for the cost of building a poor school in Kingstown and her nephews Robert and James died in 1840 and 1841 respectively. In the midst of these sufferings and others, which she chose to embrace as the “Cross of Christ,” she wrote hundreds of affectionate, even humorous, letters to the sisters in the new foundations and submitted to officials in Rome her proposed Rule and Constitutions of the Sisters of Mercy. By May 1841 Catherine, now almost sixty-three, was worn out by her many labours for “Christ’s dear poor” and “tormented” by a persistent cough.

Her Final Months

Catherine’s Grave

Catherine’s energies in the summer of 1841 were occupied with retreat instructions for postulants and novices, preparations for reception and profession ceremonies and plans for the departure of the sisters to a new foundation in Birmingham, England on August 20. In Birmingham, she was tired and confined to one room and her cough worsened.

Back at Baggot Street by September 21 she saw a physician who declared her right lung “diseased.” Making light of his verdict, she nonetheless delegated some of her responsibilities to her assistant, though she herself continued to write loving letters to many sisters, scarcely mentioning her illness. At the end of October she became bed-ridden, and was anointed on November 8. As she lay dying on November 11, fully aware of the fatigue and sorrow of those around her bed, she made one last request: she asked a sister to tell the community to “get a good cup of tea when I am gone and to comfort one another”.  She died that evening at ten minutes to eight and was buried the following Monday in the newly created cemetery at Baggot Street.

At the time of her death there were 100 Sisters of Mercy in ten foundations.  Shortly thereafter, small groups of Sisters left Ireland to establish new foundations on the east and west coasts of the United States, in Newfoundland, Australia, New Zealand, and Argentina.

Total worldwide vowed membership is about 7,000. The Mercy International Centre in Dublin, Ireland, is the international “home” of the Sisters of Mercy worldwide.

In 1978, the cause for the beatification of the Servant of God Catherine McAuley was opened by Pope Paul VI. Catherine McAuley was declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II, on April 9th, 1990.

 

St John Ambulance Museum

Today’s contemporary organisation is founded on a long and proud heritage which can be traced back to the days of the first Crusades when the Knights of St John, also known as Hospitallers

  • Open Days/times:By Appointment Only
  • Museums:Local History,Military,Other

Details

  • Facilities:Free
  • Open Days:By Appointment Only

Description

Located at the St John Ambulance Western Australia head office in Belmont, the museum uses videos and exhibits to graphically illustrate the history of the original Order from the time of the crusades through to the present day.

Specific to WA, the museum provides examples of the organisation's insignia, first aid trophies, first aid equipment and uniforms. It also provides an overview of the work conducted at the Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem.

The museum is operated on a voluntary basis and admission is free. Please call (08) 9334 1434 to arrange your visit.

Studio Red Dust

Inspiring studio/gallery featuring the photographic artwork of Paul Parin. Western Australian,European and Indian inspired images on rotating display. Custom fineart printing services also available

  • Galleries:Artisan Workshop,Art Gallery,Photography
  • Represented Artists:Paul Parin

Details

  • Open Days:Friday,Saturday,By Appointment Only,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

From the wonders of Western Australia to the "urbanscapes" and street photography set in some of the worlds great cities, I invite you to take your time and discover a little of what I have been fortunate enough to see, experience and visualise during the course of my image making journey...

At Studio Red Dust we specialise in creating custom artworks for your residential or corporate spaces. We offer an artwork consultancy service where we can design, mockup and produce that perfectly placed single or series of images to turn you wall space into something distinctly special and unique.

We also specialise in custom fine art photographic printing and art reproduction services.

I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Paul

 

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Local bakeries delivering hot cross buns to your door

Local bakeries delivering hot cross buns to your door

Once again, the time to indulge in the iconic fruit-and-spice-filled hot cross bun is upon us... Whether you prefer them...
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Three local chefs recommend their best takeaways dishes

Three local chefs recommend their best takeaways dishes

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Join virtual cooking classes with celebrity chefs from around the globe

Join virtual cooking classes with celebrity chefs from around the globe

In response to a shut-down of much of the world’s hospitality sector, celebrity chefs from around the globe, such as...
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Alternative free streaming services delivering Arthouse, Aussie flicks, and awesome blockbuster knockoffs

Alternative free streaming services delivering Arthouse, Aussie flicks, and awesome blockbuster knockoffs

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Live cocktail mini masterclass brings Perth’s best bars to your home

Live cocktail mini masterclass brings Perth’s best bars to your home

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