Luminous: John Orval Stained Glass Artist

Exhibition and Shows

15 Aug 2022 to 30 Oct 2022 Once Only Event

A major retrospective exhibition of the work by Modernist emigre artist John Orval. This exhibition coincides with the 60th anniversary of his first exhibition at the gallery in 1962- believed to be the first solo show of a stained-glass artist ever held in Australasia.

Distinguished stained glass art historian, Dr Bronwyn Hughes OAM, and Dr Alison Inglis AM, Honorary Fellow, Art History Program, University of Melbourne have co-curated this exhibition, working with Orval’s family to recreate his professional achievements and place him within the broader context of Australian Modernism.

The exhibition brings together an exciting array of stained glass windows, cartoons and designs as well as re-discovered footage of Orval in his studio and installing windows in situ, which has been used to create a short documentary.

Hughes and Inglis will also host a bus tour to local Orval windows in conjunction with the release of a new Orval Catalogue and Stained Glass Map, and host a public forum on Hamilton Modernism from the 1960’s.


Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

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Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

15 Aug 2022 to 30 Oct 2022

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