West front, Our Lady of Mt Carmel and Sts Peter and Paul, Mullewa

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Title

West front, Our Lady of Mt Carmel and Sts Peter and Paul, Mullewa

Subject

Arles, bas-relief, bell tower, Byzantine, campanile, Catholic, church, column, dome, John Cyril Hawes, Monsignor Hawes, Mullewa, Our Lady of Mt Carmel and Sts Peter and Paul, Saint Peter, St. Peter, St Peter, St. Paul, Saint Paul, St Paul, Mt Carmel, Romanesque, sculpture, semi-circular arch, WA, Western Australia, west front

Description

The church of Our Lady of Mt Carmel and Sts Peter and Paul is in the small rural Western Australian town of Mullewa. The church was built between 1920 and 1927 to the design of Monsignor John Cyril Hawes, who was the priest at Mullewa. His design for the church changed following a study tour to France, Spain and Italy in 1923, and Hawes stated that the style was inspired by twelfth-century churches found in southern France. In particular, the west front to the Mullewa church with its rounded arch, columns, and bas-relief sculpture is based on the entry portal to the Church of St Trophime at Arles.

For more on the architecture of Monsignor Hawes see John J. Taylor, Between Devotion and Design: The Architecture of John Cyril Hawes 1876-1956 (University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, 2000).

Creator

Munro, Tony

Date

22 February, 2002

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“West front, Our Lady of Mt Carmel and Sts Peter and Paul, Mullewa,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed July 18, 2018, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/859.