IN SEARCH OF BISHOP GOOLD with Shane Carmody

Thursday 14 Jul 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Archbishop James Goold is mostly forgotten, yet his greatest monument, St Patrick’s, is the largest neo-gothic Cathedral completed in the nineteenth century.  Bluestone is not his only legacy. Scattered through churches, convents and private collections are the remnants of a major collection of late-Baroque religious art, and his valuable library is similarly dispersed. In this lecture Shane Carmody will tell the story of rediscovering Goold and his impact on the creation of our city.

SHANE CARMODY helped lead a research project on James Goold over the past four years. This led to the publication of two books: THE INVENTION OF MELBOURNE: A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect (MUP 2019); and, THE ARCHITECTURE OF DEVOTION: James Goold and his legacies in Colonial Melbourne (MUP 2021).

Copies of

  • THE INVENTION OF MELBOURNE: A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect (MUP 2019)

and

  • THE ARCHITECTURE OF DEVOTION: James Goold and his legacies in Colonial Melbourne (MUP 2021)

are available in our SHOP

 

This lecture is presented on-site at The Johnston Collection. Please see your ticket for details.

This lecture is supported by The Colin Holden Charitable Trust and The Friends of TJC

Image| artist unknown

Portrait of Bishop James Alipius Goold (1812-1886), circa 1850-5

oil on stretched canvas

collection of The Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, Stanmore, NSW

image supplied

Book Tickets

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Student Concession $18.00

(Full-time Student only)

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