Conversations @ the Cathedral

September 25 @ 5pm - Artist & Theology PhD student Alexandra Banks speaking about Stained Glass.

Alexandra (Alex) Banks is a contemporary glass artist based in Ballarat, Victoria, she has been an exhibiting artist since 2003 and specialising in glass since 2017. Alex is in the final stages of completing her PhD in the multidisciplinary field of theology, trauma theory, and the arts.


Alex examines the intersections between theology, trauma, and the arts through the silence of memory. This notion of memory has inspired artworks and academic papers exploring the church’s engagement with the memories of those who live with PTSD and dementia.


This month Alex will present at Conversations @ the Cathedral, discussing her artmaking techniques and why she became interested in church stained glass.