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Australian motifs in vestments on show at ACU

Australian Catholic University is exhibiting the work of a student who has designed a Pentecost chasuble incorporating Australian bushfire imagery.

"I am an active church member and have noticed that church decorations in Australia are heavily influenced by Europe," said third year student Catherine Hellyer (pictured).

"I have been inspired by the bush fires and therefore have worked hard to introduce this influence to my design of a chasuble, which is one example of making Pentecost decorations more relevant to Australians."

Ms Hellyer's work is part of two major exhibitions of students' work at the universitiy's Strathfield campus in Sydney.

Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts Judith Carroll described that artwords as "a testament to the individual journey taken by each student, a journey that has been both liberating and affirming."

Meanwhile ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Sheehan will this afternoon launch CREDO, the University's newly established Centre for Research into Ethics and Decision-making in Organisations, at the Fitzroy campus in Melbourne.

"I am proud to launch this ethics centre for business to better enable executives to make ethical decisions with confidence," said Professor Sheehan. "CREDO will help organisations strengthen ethical decision-making through research, consultancy, education, training and development."

ACU National presents two major student exhibitions to the public (ACU National 18/11/03)
ACU National launches centre for ethical decision-making (ACU National 20/11/03)

ACU National

21 Nov 2003