St George Slaying the Dragon, London Court, Perth

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Title

St George Slaying the Dragon, London Court, Perth

Subject

animation, Arcade, architecture, Bernard Evans, Claude de Bernales, clock, clockwork, dragon, Elizabethan, Hay Street, Inter-War Old English style, knight, London Court, Perth, retail, shops, St George, Saint George, saint, St George’s Terrace, sword, Tudor, Western Australia, WA

Description

Images of ‘St George slaying the Dragon’ at London Court in Western Australia. Located in a window above the clock at the St George’s Terrace entrance to London Court, 'St George slaying the Dragon' is a feature consisting of animated figures that move in time with the clock. A figurine of St George brandishing a sword chases a dragon around a circuit when the clock chimes each quarter of an hour. At the chiming of the full hour, St George catches up to the dragon and beheads him.

London Court is a retail shopping arcade that runs between St George’s Terrace and Hay Street in the centre of Perth. The building was commissioned by WA entrepreneur Claude de Bernales and designed by Melbourne based architect Bernard Evans. It was completed in 1937. London Court is distinctive for its Inter-War Old English style of architecture.

Creator

McEwan, Joanne

Date

12 March 2011

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photographs

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Original Format

2 x Digital Photographs

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Citation

“St George Slaying the Dragon, London Court, Perth,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed March 25, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/305.