Browse Items (6 total)

A photograph of domestic architecture in Unley Park, South Australia, featuring crenellation and false machiolation. Crenellation is an architectural feature that was commonly employed in the design of medieval castles and military structures. Cut…

A woman demonstrating the medieval art of manuscript illumination at the Perth Medieval Fayre. ‘Illumination’ refers to the addition of decorations and illustrations around the text on a manuscript page. These illuminations formed an integral…

A woman demonstrating the art of passementerie at the Perth Medieval Fayre. This practice evolved from braiding and was used to make narrow trimmings and decorations for finishing clothing, altarpieces, and furnishings. It was also one of two methods…

This article describes the colourful redecoration of the interior of the Johnston Memorial Church in Fremantle in 1897. The predominant colours are listed as green, salmon, citron, terracotta, Persian red and cream. Among the features described in…

This black and white photograph held by the State Library of New South Wales dates from c.1859. Taken by John Smith during the construction of The University of Sydney, it depicts stone masons at work carving the gargoyles. This is taking place…