St Columba Chapel and Gallery
@ St Nicholas
It is sad that we have to suspend services and close the Church, which includes all activities, including the Gallery. We look forward to getting together again when we get to the other end of this tunnel
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To do our best to minimise the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, it is with much sadness that from 23rd March, St Nicholas is suspending not only all Church services, but also Parish activities, of which St Columba Gallery is a part, as directed by the Diocese of Melbourne, for all Churches.
Bookings are available upon inquiry . You may be an artist who has previously exhibited with us, or you may be thinking about "testing the waters" with your first, and might like to have a solo exhibition, or share with one or more artists. We would be delighted to talk about it with you.
ABOUT THE GALLERY
At the end of 2011, we completed the renovation and extension of St Nicholas’ facilities which successfully combined the old with the new creating a beautiful reordered worship space that faces east through the opened up arches.
We created a Gallery space in what was the old sanctuary, a beautiful area of red brick and stained glass interspersed with white walls. Track lighting has been installed to highlight exhibits and displays, and many find the space both reflective and inspiring. Our Gallery is now seven years old! We named this space St Columba Gallery in honour of St Nicholas’ sister Church, St Columba, in nearby Edithvale, which was deconsecrated and sold in 2007, paving the way for the combined parish to redevelop St Nicholas in Mordialloc. St Columba Church will always remain an integral part of our history and we wish to preserve the memory, the heritage and the people who came together with St Nicholas Mordialloc to serve their community, faith and Church.
We have successfully hosted many varied and diverse exhibitions since opening our Gallery, ranging from private concerns to community events and our own seasonal offerings, with many repeat exhibitors. The Saint Nicholas Poetry Society, which meets the second Wednesday of every month @ 1pm, grew out of an exhibition.
After contemplating at length our Gallery space, and how best the parish and local community can both utilise it to its optimum, both for Gallery exhibitions and for church worship and prayer needs, the Vicar, Parish Council and the Gallery Committee decided to amend the name of the space from St Columba Gallery to the St Columba Chapel and Gallery. The Gallery will continue, as always, with exhibitions, and encourages artists past, and future, in supporting our Gallery.
Now, this space will also reflect and embody our worship.