Making the Australian Quilt: 1800-1950
Discover the rich works of Australia’s quilt heritage, including recently discovered treasures that will be on display for the first time. More than eighty works curated from around the country include Australian quilts, coverlets, garments and quilted, patched and pieced works, alongside nineteenth-century English quilts that were brought or sent to Australia, informing and influencing early local quilting practices. Key works such as The Rajah Quilt, made aboard a convict ship, and examples by renowned makers Mary Jane Hannaford, Marianne Gibson and Amelia Brown are shown alongside an impressive selection of historic textiles.
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Squar3e
22 July – 6 November 2016
Open Daily from 10am- 5pm