Great Women of Faith Exhibition

Exhibition opening times: 1-10 March 2024

Friday 1 March: 9am to 12 noon; 4pm to 6pm
Saturday 2 March: 9.30am to 11.30am; 1pm to 2pm; 3pm to 4pm; 5pm to 6pm
Sunday 3 March: 1pm to 2pm; 3pm to 4pm; 5pm to 6pm
Monday 4 March - Wednesday 6 March (each day): 9am to 12 noon; 2pm to 5pm 
Thursday 7 March: 9am to 12 noon

Friday 8 March: 9am to 12 noon; 2pm to 5pm 
Saturday 9 March: 9.30am to 11.30am; 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Sunday 10 March: 2pm to 6pm

Exhibition times are subject to change.

Wednesday 6 March, 4pm at St Patrick's Cathedral - public event

Barbara Skorupa will be interviewed by Professor Emeritus Gabrielle McMullen AM, followed by q and a. The conversation will include discussion of Barbara's method and her vision for this work. Barbara studied at the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland and graduated with a Master degree in 1982. She was engaged as an art teacher before beginning her freelance work.  


Images copyright Barbara Skorupa.

This unique exhibition in St Patrick's Cathedral will feature 24 beautiful portraits of extraordinary women of faith by Cologne-based artist Barbara Skorupa. The portraits have been selected from the artist's collection of more than 100 paintings of extraordinary women from different cultures and eras, including Servant of God Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ.

DIGITAL GUIDE to the Great Women of Faith Exhibition will be available from late February, and will be located on the Catholic Precinct Walking App.

An EXHIBITION CATALOGUE and souvenir postcards will be available from the St Patrick's Cathedral Shop (1 Cathedral Place, East Melbourne) from late February.

Read more about Barbara's calling to this work in this Melbourne Catholic article, 'Great Women of Faith’ exhibition coming to Melbourne this March'. 

‘When people talk about icons today, especially of women, the focus is often on their external features and behaviours,’ she says. ‘I am concerned with representation of the inner attitude of the women painted, which radiates from them and becomes visible through their lives.’    Barbara Skorupa, Melbourne Catholic, 2024

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