6th Biennial Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition
4 March – 9 May 2021
Cathy Jack Coupland, 'And Then There Were Three', 2021,
textile, 40-40.5cm x 207cm (detail).
Contemporary textile artists participated in the 6th Biennial Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition. One quilt was selected for the Central Goldfields Art Gallery’s permanent collection and the winner received $3,000. The Golden Textures Award 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 Goldfields FM interviewing Helen Kaptein,
Curator and Education Officer at the Gallery
about the Golden Textures Exhibition (10-03-21)
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.
Suzanne Lyle, ‘Crown of Thorns’, 2021, cotton fabric and cotton thread. 42cm (h) x 42 cm (w).
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 HERE.
Jenny Bacon, Forest Sunrise 2021, quilted textile form, 39cm (h), 41cm (diameter), 129cm (circumference)