Carved sandstone grotesques, shields and friezes to Great Court cloister,The University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus

De Gruchy, Graham Francis. Carved sandstone grotesques, shields and friezes to Great Court cloister,The University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus.

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Title Carved sandstone grotesques, shields and friezes to Great Court cloister,The University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus
Alternative Title Forgan Smith Building, The Great Court, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus
Abstract/Summary Carvings and grotesque sculptures around arched opening in foreground with blank arches in background yet to be carved.
Date of construction 1937 - 1970s
Date photo taken 1986
Date scanned 2012-11-26
Publisher The University of Queensland Library
Architect Hennessy, Hennessy and Co.
Photographer De Gruchy, Graham Francis
Contributor John Theodore Muller (Stonemason)
Frederick James McGowan (Stonemason)
Mrs Rhyl Hinwood
Location The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Queensland
Australia
Open Access Status Other
Category Educational facilities
Subcategory Universities
Period Post war (1940-1960)
Style Stripped classical
Art Deco
Condition Original
Structural Systems & Elements Concrete construction
Masonry construction
Building Materials Sandstone
Brick
Concrete
Granite
Timber
Architectural Features Sandstone walls
Colonnades
Arched openings
Columns
Sculptures
Grotesques
Friezes
Interior Features Parquetry floors
Surrounding Features Trees
Rights Research and private study only. Not to be reproduced without prior written permission. Rights holder: Michael Keniger.
References Moore, Clive. "The Forgan Smith Building and the Great Court at the University of Queensland: Investing in the Future." Crossroads Vol.5, 2 (2011):19-33. http://www.uq.edu.au/crossroads/Archives/Vol%205/Issue%202%202011/Vol5Iss211%20-%206.Moore%20%28p.19-33%29.pdf Queensland Heritage Register entry: https://heritage-register.ehp.qld.gov.au/placeDetail.html?siteId=15800
Additional Notes "The cloister and buildings around the Great Court feature distinctive sandstone, carved with historical scenes, figures, the names of great thinkers and teachers, coats of arms, grotesques and carvings of Australian flora and fauna." University of Queensland."Great Court at St. Lucia." Accessed 10/01/13.http://www.uq.edu.au/about/index.html?page=3735 UQ B

 
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