Culture and heritage


Creating Coats of Arms

Designers, artists and manufacturers

Making a coat of arms requires great artistry and artisanship. The finished artefact will be no mere decoration but an enduring emblem of public, corporate or personal identity. A heraldic artist may interpret the blazon (or description) of the Arms in a variety of ways, provided that the blazon is accurately represented.

This gallery shows the creating of the new NSW Coat of Arms by Phoenix Foundry of Uralla, NSW for installation in the NSW Parliament in 2006. It provides some insights into the designing of the NSW Coat of Arms by William Applegate Gullick during 1905-06, and also shows some examples of historical crafting and manufacturing of coats of arms.

Page last updated: 01 September 2012