Canopy of the Commonwealth: Linking Victorian Communities

This community participation project brings together textile work by people from across Victoria in a display of skill that reflects the different and diverse communities living in the state.

Participants of all cultural backgrounds and varying abilities of textile proficiency have submitted panels that have been screen printed, embroidered, stitched, appliquéd, painted, or in some other way embellished and then joined together in a large canopy that drapes the ceiling of the gallery foyer. The exhibition is part of Festival Melbourne 2006, the cultural festival of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Festival Melbourne 2006 celebrates the breadth of culture and art from across the nations of the Commonwealth. The Festival is proudly funded and supported by the Victorian and Australian Governments.


Ruler's crown

Exhibition23 Mar – 23 Apr 2006

Threading the Commonwealth: Textile Tradition, Culture, Trade and Politics

This exhibition comprises a survey of textiles from the majority of nations that make up the Commonwealth. Consisting of key historical and…

Vicki Mason Commonwealth Native Wreath

Exhibition1 Mar – 30 Apr 2006

medalling: 8 designers on a quest

Medalling’ is the quest, a parallel sporting and creative endeavour, combining raw talent, aspiration, skill, knowledge and perseverance in preparation and presentation….

A Matter Of Time: 16th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial

Exhibition13 May – 25 Jun 2005

A Matter Of Time: 16th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial

The Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial is recognised nationally as Australia’s pre-eminent textile related exhibition. The 16th Biennial focuses on time and temporality….

Ist Tamworth Textile Triennial Sensorial Loop

Exhibition9 Feb – 21 Mar 2012

1st Tamworth Textile Triennial Sensorial Loop

Specific textile skills covered in this exhibition range from resist printed textiles to hand embroidered cross-stitch, from metal wire knitted on a…