The Creation Window


Nigel Brown

Glassworks Studio



  • Window(s)


  • Glass
  • Paint

Nigel Brown with Glassworks Studio, ‘The Creation Window’ (1999), Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Image: Bronwyn Holloway-Smith, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, 2020


A plaque installed with the work reads: “AMDG / Dedicated 26 May 2002 / The Creation Window / The great window is a gift for the people of Auckland from The Edmiston Trust and Sir Robert Arthur Owens / Their generosity made possible its design manufacture and installation / The design by artist Nigel Brown celebrates faith in God as creator saviour and spirit expressed supremely in the risen Christ and through the creative and commerce of human life. Symbols of the Holy Trinity are incorporated in the design / Also depicted is the migration of peoples to Aotearoa New Zealand the sacrifice New Zealanders have made to world peace is memorialised / The commission was executed by the Glassworks Studio of Suzanne Johnson and Ben Hanly / Installation was completed in 1999”

The hand painting of the glass, which took 'over six hundred hours', was the work of Nigel Brown. (correspondence from the artist, April 2023)