Australian Quilt at NGV

Making the Australian Quilt: 1800–1950 is the first major exhibition of its kind to bring together the rich works that constitute Australia’s quilt heritage.

The exhibition also features key 19th century English quilts that were brought or sent to Australia, informing and influencing the early quilting practices of local makers.

With works drawn from public and private collections throughout Australia, visitors to this unprecedented exhibition have a rare opportunity to experience the aesthetic impact, technical skill and powerful storytelling capacity of this fascinating art form. Read more…

Image credits – The Westbury Quilt by Misses Hampson, early 20th Century

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