Christ Church, Bong Bong

PROJECT DATE : 10TH APR 2009
project
Christ Church, Bong Bong
client
The Parish Council of Christ Church, Bong Bong
services
Paintings Conservation, Mural Conservation, Built Heritage

AWARD WINNING

2010 Energy Australia Heritage Award, National Trust of Australia (NSW)

The fine decorative interior of the Anglican church of Christ Church Bong Bong in the NSW Southern Highlands was commissioned by the widow of the local landowner Charles Throsby in 1884.

It had gradually deteriorated and discoloured and ICS were commissioned to conserve the entire painted scheme, including the stencil work on the ceiling and walls, in the process discovering and recreating other details that had been painted over such as gold circles and fleurs-de-lis.

Treatment

  • Cleaning, extensive stabilisation and consolidation of original decorative paintwork
  • Repainting of the main body of the church following the original two-toned form separated by the dado rail
  • Recreation of the original oak graining on the window frames
  • Recreation of decorative paintwork that had been previously painted over, using reversible acrylic paint
  • Repolishing of plaques, waxing of pews and minor restoration works to the organ case
  • Installation of a purpose designed lighting system and sound system

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project
Christ Church, Bong Bong
client
The Parish Council of Christ Church, Bong Bong
services
Paintings Conservation, Mural Conservation, Built Heritage

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