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Domus Australia

Wonderful Artworks

 T he Chapel and the Domus feature some marvellous artworks, including paintings by award-winning Sydney artist, Paul Newton. Paul created the acclaimed “Our Lady of the Southern Cross” for World Youth Day in Sydney (which hangs in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney) and has completed a new interpretation of Our Lady for the Chapel of St Peter Chanel.

Charting the Australian Catholic experience, Paul Newton’s series will also include portraits of pioneers of the Church such as Caroline Chisholm, Father John Therry, Blessed Mary MacKillop and founder of the Archdiocese of Sydney, Archbishop Bede Polding.

Portraits of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Francis Xavier van Thuan and Mother Theresa and other outstanding Catholic figures with strong ties to Australia will also feature.

A number of 19th and 20th century artworks originally in the Chapel have been beautifully and faithfully restored by a team of specialist art restorers in Rome. Such is the delicacy and intricacy of the work required, that it took one person approximately three months to restore each painting to its original splendour.

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