St George’s Icon Group

Iconography Workshop in Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.

2020 June 15-19

Led by iconographers Philip Davydov and Olga Shalamova, founders of Sacred Murals Studio in Saint Petersburg (Russia).

Saint George’s Icon Group meets weekly to practice this ancient method of Christian spirituality.  Icon writing/painting is not so much style of art, but a way of meditating and praying.  In the Eastern Orthodox Christian-tradition the Icon is a window into heaven – it is a point of encounter between the prayer and the Divine.

There are two gatherings per week (you may come to one or other or both):

  1. 12.15pm-1.15pm in St James’ Church

One of the members chooses and gives a brief presentation on an icon. The icon usually relates to a saint’s day falling around that time or the current Liturgical season.  Together, the group share their insights and responses to the icon thus unpacking something of the rich content of the icon.  The session concludes with silent meditation.  No payment required

2. 10.30am-2.30pm in St George’s Old School Hall

This is the practical session.  If you are new to the practice, with the guidance of existing members of the group, you can try your hand at making an icon yourself. Most of the materials you need will be provided. Cost: Gold coin donation (2 gold coins in winter for the heating)

St George’s Church, cnr Hobson & Mercer Sts, Queenscliff, Vic, Australia

St George’s Old School Hall, cnr Hobson & Learmonth Sts, near the church


ph. +61 3 5258 4624

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