Construction of Thomas Carr College Chapel

17 June 2014 | General Interest

The foundations for the new Thomas Carr College Chapel are about to be poured and construction is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year. The modern chapel design will be surrounded by its own landscaped gardens that will include a water feature and seating for quiet reflection.

The College has commissioned Mr Anthony Russo who is an artist experienced in religious art, especially in places of worship. He has worked on the interior of many chapels in Melbourne Catholic colleges. His work in our chapel will focus on two main areas. The first will be the Stations of the Cross which will feature Gospel texts relevant to each station set in glass and granite on the southern wall. On the opposite, northern wall, a series of windows will tell the story of Archbishop Thomas Carr both in Ireland and in Melbourne. This will be expressed in abstract form and will lead the eye to the tabernacle and crucifix which will be the main feature of the Chapel.

Anthony has consulted widely among the college community, including the staff and the board. Our new chapel will be a sacred space which is enhanced by some unique art work.