Cedar Prest (born 1940 Melbourne, Australia), is an Australian stained glass artist based in Aldinga, South Australia. She was made a member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 1987 for service to the art of stained glass and to the community particularly youth.
She has a B.A. and Dip.Ed. from the University of Melbourne (1961) and also studied drawing at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School at night, then completed a post diploma in stained glass at Hornsey College of Art, London (1966). She received an Australia Council grant to study the contemporary architectural glass masters in Germany (1975) from which came a community glass project at Parks Community Centre in 1979-80.
Further study was undertaken in 2002-2003 on a Churchill Fellowship at the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California. She then applied this as a labyrinth facilitator at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, 2002 with a follow up workshop in Chartres Cathedral in 2004.
- from her study of contemporary architectural glass masters in Germany came a community glass project at Parks Community Centre at Angle Park, South Australia in 1979-80
- St Peter's Cathedral includes stained glass windows, providing 'a brilliantly constructed narrative history of South Australia … full of "droughts and flooding rains"'
- she donated two stained glass windows 'depicting mazes leading to constellations, bridges and animals' to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children Camperdown, she had 'won a section of the Australian National Glass Association's Oz Glass Competition (seeking) to find suitable windows for the room in the hospital'
- a 'rippling glass mural' dominating the arrival hall of the new Sydney International Terminal at Sydney Airport
- the stained glass window in honour of Mollie Thompson in Macquarie University's library, entrance and spacious foyer
- Adelaide College of Divinity a labyrinth designed to honour the journeys of refugees and migrants. Symbols incorporated in the labyrinth include a large chalice and a central wafer - a reference to Holy Communion. A stylised version of the labyrinth is used as the college logo.
- stained glass windows in a number of schools: Yirara College of the Finke River Mission at Hermannsburg, Northern Territory 1985, Pedare Christian College 1998, Pembroke 1999, Loreto College 2000 and Tanunda 2001 and recently labyrinths at Northfield Primary 2004 and Loreto College 2007.
- Britton, Stephanie; South Australian School of Art. Gallery (1987), Artists' visions of South Australia : visual arts residencies and commissions in regional areas ; Barry Goddard in Whyalla, Debra Porch in Mt Gambier, Cedar Prest in Whyalla, Linda Marie Walker in Berri, College Gallery, South Australian School of Art, ISBN 978-0-86803-014-2
- Crocker, Robert (March 1998), "Cedar Prest: community art and spirituality", Artlink, 18 (1): : 61–63, ISSN 0727-1239
- Hersey, April (June 1980), "Community glass", Craft Australia (2): 14–16, retrieved 2 February 2013
- Ioannou, Noris (January 1993), "A sense of place: Cedar Prest, architectural glass artist", OZ Arts Magazine (5): 38–41, retrieved 2 February 2013
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- Australia Day Honours, (26 January 1987), Sydney Morning Herald, p. 12
- Alex Buzo, (25 April 1997), As the crow flies, Sydney Morning Herald Travel Section, p. 1
- Tina Diaz, (28 July 1991), A Little Light Relief For Young Sufferers, Sydney Morning Herald, p. 3
- Deborah Cameron, (18 December 1992), An Arty Welcome For Our Flying Visitors, Sydney Morning Herald, p. 3
- Jim Tulip, (11 June 2004), A guardian of the source of knowledge, Sydney Morning Herald, p. 29