Bisschops Stained Glass specialise in a range of work from repairs through to major church commissions and focus on the highly specialised technique of painting on glass. This technique is used in church windows to draw faces, hands, robes and other areas of detail and relies on both technique and skill.

 

Vaughn is passionate about this art form and has travelled both interstate and overseas to further increase his knowledge and skills. In France he studied medieval techniques, learning methods as used in the windows in Chartres Cathedral (France). Vaughn has also studied an Advanced Glass Painting Course with Gerry Cummins - one of Australia’s master glass painters.

 

Major Public Commissions

  • 2014 Town of Claremont ‘Half-Way Tree’ 6m glass and steel sculpture
  • Carlisle Anglican Church (Creation window)
  • 2013  Painted windows at Priest Residence  Father Casey
  • 2012 Complete restoration of 1962 Gowers and Brown window at  Nazareth Care, Geraldton
  • St John of God Hospital, Subiaco (fully painted window 2.5m x 1.5m)
  • 2011 United Homes Chapel, Bentley (fully painted window)
  • 2010 Hollywood Primary School (fully painted window)
  • United Homes Chapel (fully pained window)
  • 2009 St Anne’s Belmont (complete restoration of 24 panels)
  • Restoration of windows at St Mary’s Cathedral (72 windows)
  • 2008 Katrine Anglican Church (complete restoration of 2 windows)
  • 2006 United Homes Chapel (3 fully painted windows)
  • 2005 St Claire Window (fully painted)
  • 2004 Carlisle Catholic Church (large feature window 7m x 2.5m)
  • 2003 St Matthew’s Guildford Anglican Church (restoration of windows)
  • Hilton Catholic Church (in conjunction with Marlene Stanley)
  • 2002 St Joseph’s Subiaco (12 windows)
  • 2001 Narrogin Anglican Church
  • 2000 Bedford Catholic Church (front door)
  • 1999 Rottnest Catholic Church (designed and crafted 12 windows, one in conjunction with Early Studios – Ireland)
  • Merredin Catholic Church (designed and crafted two windows)
  • 1997 Collie Catholic Church (designed and crafted 14 windows)

 

Major Private Commissions

  • 2014 Large feature window, Australian landscape theme for private residence (Kalamunda)
  • 2010 Complete Restoration of fully painted hail damaged panels (Shenton Park)
  • 2005 Large feature window,  3m x 2m with clear glass and bevel (Cottesloe)
  • 2004 Large feature windows, 3m x 3m & 2m x 1m plus various other windows throughout house done in grisaille style (Mt Lawley)
  • 2003 Private chapel (14 windows in Bullsbrook)
  • 2000 Restoration of fully painted antique window – (Northam)

 

Exhibitions

  • 2015  Sculpture at Bathers -Fremantle
  • 2014 Castaways – Rockingham
  • 2013  Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe 2nd – Peoples’ Choice
  • 2004 WAAGG Exhibition – Maylands
  • 2003 AusGlass Exhibition – Fremantle
  • 2002 Subiaco Stained Glass Festival – First Prize
  • 2001 Spring in the Valley Exhibition St Mary’s – Second Prize
  • 2000 Subiaco Stained Glass Festival – Second Prize
  • 1999 Spring in the Valley Exhibition St Mary’s – Second Prize
  • 1998 Subiaco Stained Glass Festival – Second Prize

 

Additional Studies

  • 2014  David Reekie 3D Glass Course
  • 2006  Glass Painting Course, Chartres, France
  • 2004  Advanced Glass Painting Course, Queensland, Australia

 

Collections

  • 2014  ‘Transparent Sea’ Sculpture – Fremantle Maritime Museum   donated by Andrew and Nicola Forrest
  • 2014  T-Shirt Design Competition Winner Rottnest Channel Swim in     conjunction with Frans Bisschops

 

Media

 

  • Newspaper
  • ‘Shirt Design Swims’ The Post Newspaper, 4 January 2014, p7
  • ‘Beached Whale Shark’ The Post Newspaper, March 2013, p1
  • ‘Forrests give sculpture a WA home by the sea’ The West Australian,1 July 2014, p6
  • ‘Glass sculpture finds new home’ Fremantle Cockburn Gazelle 8 July 2014

 

Other

‘Whale sculpture given ocean-side home’ Independent News for the Western Australian Public Service 22 July 2014 http://www.psnews.com.au/wa/Page_WApsn24214.html

Novatel Ningaloo Newletter August 2013 ‘Whale Shark Sculpture’ http://novotelningaloo.com.au/august-2013.html

Western Australian Media Release ‘Specular sculpture of the gentle giant finds true home at Maritime Museum’ 25 June 2014

‘The feeling of the swim translated into design’ Rottnest Channel Swim Year Book 2014 p16