Genuine Traditional and contemporary iconography



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Mary Burke is a Franciscan sister living in Melbourne. Her interest in and love of icons began when she was working in the Middle East in the Melkite Church.

Since her return to Australia she has worked with people with disabilities and more recently with women and children experiencing domestic violence. She is currently working as a psychologist and iconographer.

Mary loves the interplay of image, symbol and theology in icons and enjoys exploring these connections while writing icons.

Previous exhibitions achievements and commissions

Tempering the Iconic

Byzantine Art School Exhibition

Kinross Arts and Spirituality Centre, Toorak

April 14 - May 27, 2016.


"Road to Resurrection" On-going Byzantine Art and Icons

Whitehorse Art Space, Box Hill Town Hall

March 7 - April 20, 2013

"Beauty and Harmony"

Byzantine Icons Exhibition
Box Hill Town Hall Art Space
October 4 - November 8, 2011.

"A Window in Heaven"
Third Annual Orthodox Art Exhibition
Monash University Religious Centre, Clayton
April 13-17, 2011.

Icons - Devotional Images East and West
St Matthew's Old Church. Cheltenham.
May 17-23, 2010.

Iconography Show
Highfield Rd Uniting Church, Canterbury.
December 11-19, 2009.

Byzantine Art Gallery