About Ascalon

The striking, billowing white sculpture that stands before St George’s Cathedral was created in 2011 by artists Marcus Canning and Christian de Vietri.

An abstract interpretation of the legend of St George and the dragon, the sculpture depicts the triumph of good over evil, with the sculpture’s angled pole and white billow representing St George’s lance, cloak and steed, and its black base reminiscent of the defeated body of the dragon.

Its name taken from the name of St George’s lance in medieval romances –itself a derision of the city of Ashkelon in Israel – the sculpture is a fittingly commanding statement at the forecourt of the cathedral.

Visit the St George’s Cathedral website to find out more.

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Sun
    24 Hours

Contact Details

1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth, WA , 6000