Silver anniversary for leadlight windows

The leadlight windows which now sit fixed in the Bordertown Library after the old Institute was incorporated into the new facility will turn 25 years old later this month.

One window features a dove of peace after the institute was funded by a peace loan, another window features theatre masks in recognition of the building’s theatrical connections.

The largest piece, surrounding what was formally known as the front entrance, has a Tatiara theme, with big gum, runaway holes and white Kangaroos.

The project which was coordinated by Vicki Hutchinson and Ann Thomas who was the regional arts development officer in 1992, saw close to 25 Tatiara locals come together to create the pieces.

With the help of artist in residence Debra Lutze, the enthusiastic locals began brainstorming ideas and further commenced learning new skills to help make the windows.

As it so happens, this also marked the beginning of the Bordertown Friends of the Library group.

The project which in total cost $17,524 was supported through funding by various groups and also generous sponsorship from those within the local community.

Current members of the Friends of the Library cannot believe how fast 25 years has flown by and they can’t wait to see them there for many more years to come.