From July until November, The Ian Potter Centre will showcase the first major Australian quilt exhibition, Making The Australian Quilt: 1800-1950, with over 80 works acquired from public and private collections throughout the country. Key works will include The Rajah Quilt as well as 19th-century English quilts which were brought to Australia and influenced local quilt makers. From coverlets to garments and patched quilts, the collection will encompass the ways in which this art form became a powerful and unique storytelling tool. Work from celebrated quilt-makers Mary Jane Hannaford, Marianne Gibson and Amelia Brown will be on display as will recently discovered and never-before-exhibited quilts.
📅 July 22 – November 6, 2016