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The Studio of Saint Philomena 

Award-Winning Specialists in the Creation and Restoration of Sacred Art

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Welcome to the Studio of St Philomena

We are thrilled to have you visit our website and discover the beauty and passion that drives our work.

We are dedicated to bringing beauty and meaning into the world through the arts. We are honored to have the opportunity to share some of our work with you and showcase how we have partnered with parishes across New Zealand and Australia over the past 12 years.


Our mission is to inspire communities to engage with the past and the future by creating tangible expressions of beauty in the arts. We understand that a church building can be beautiful, but we specialise in taking ordinary spaces and transforming them into breathtaking works of art that elevate and inspire.


Like the apostles on the road to Emmaus, we are committed to accompanying the spiritual growth of the communities we work with. Our team has journeyed with bishops, parishes, priests, parish councils, and people in key leadership roles to take a comprehensive look at the implications of a church building and the community that it serves. Through this journey, we have discovered that art is a key to unlocking hearts and the thirst for truth.


As Pope Benedict once said - "beauty wounds". We believe that art has the power to bring healing and restoration to individuals and communities. We encourage you to throw open your doors to Christ, as St. John Paul II once said, and incorporate the arts into your spiritual journey.


Thank you for visiting the Studio of Saint Philomena, and we look forward to the opportunity to partner with you in creating something beautiful and meaningful together.

Damien Walker
Founder & Artist


Damien Walker painting gold leaf onto a restored statue of Our Lady

Are you interested in working with us or purchasing our art?

Reach out using our form below or check us out on Instagram.

What We Do

What we do

Find out about what we do. Let us know how we can help.


We specialise in the restoration of paintings, statues and heritage items in plaster, wood, and marble.


We are able to repair and create a wide range of statues in plaster, stone aggregate, and epoxy.


We work in the finest 24-carat gold to gold leaf statues, paintings, and both the interior and exterior of buildings. 


We are able to paint original artworks in a variety of styles - both religious and secular.


We are able to consult and advise on colour and interior designs for churches and sacred spaces.

What We Do

What You Can Expect

Enjoy our previous artworks below. 

Interested in discussing a bespoke option for you?

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News From the Studio

We are frequently in the media. 

Read up on what we have been up to recently.

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Purchase some of our currently available products.


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