Stained-glass windows at Brisbane Girls Grammar School are a beautiful contribution to the School’s Art Collection, and the Old Girls Association has played a significant part in bringing this art form to the Main Campus.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the installation of one of the stained-glass windows in the Kathleen Lilley Building and the window in the western stairwell of the Main Building.
The Main Building stained-glass window was commissioned by the Old Girls Association and installed in 1999 to celebrate 100 years since the foundation of the Old Girls Association in 1899.
The central motif of the window is a book of learning surrounded by jacaranda blossoms, synonymous with the end of year examination period in each student’s life.
The window was designed by former student and Girls Grammar Art Teacher, Ms Jennifer Andrews, and created by well-known stained-glass artist, Mr Warwick Blair. Ms Andrews and Mr Blair had previously collaborated to produce the beautiful set of stained-glass windows at the entrance and foyer of the Kathleen Lilley Building, formerly housing the Beanland Library. One set of these windows was commissioned by the Old Girls Association.
In the OGA commemorative window, the different glass textures and nuanced purple colours bring light, life and harmony to a much loved artwork in the School.
Ms Lorraine Thornquist
Manager of Collections