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