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2021 Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition

4 Mar 2021 – 9 May 2021

The Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition celebrates the region’s long connection with textiles.

Jenny Bacon, local textile artist and original curator of the exhibition, explains “The Maryborough Knitting Mill was a major part of manufacturing here (it began operations in 1923), during the time the town was the industrial hub of Central Victoria. It was not only a major employer in the town (particularly for women) it also had smaller off-shoots in many towns including Avoca, Beaufort, Newstead and many others.” Golden Textures pays homage to this rich history as well as bringing together the work of exciting contemporary textile artists from around Australia.

The announcement of the winner of the 6th Biennial Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition by Central Goldfields Shire Mayor Chris Meddows-Taylor was made on Saturday 6 March 2021. The winner of the 2021 Award is Suzanne Lyle with her quilt ‘Crown of Thorns’, 2021, cotton fabric and cotton thread. 42cm (h) x 42 cm (w). The quilt will now become part of the Central Goldfields Art Gallery's permanent collection.

Listen to textile artist Jenny Bacon discuss her quilted textile work Forest Sunrise (pictured below) that was on display as part of the Golden Textures exhibition.

A quilted textile on a barrel shaped frame by Jenny Bacon called 'Forest Sunrise' 2021

 Jenny Bacon, Forest Sunrise 2021, quilted textile form, 39cm (h), 41cm (diameter), 129cm (circumference).

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