Golden Textures winner announced

Published on 06 March 2019

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Sue Reid’s textile Australian Print has been announced as the winner of the Golden Textures Biennial Contemporary Art Quilt Award.

Sue Reid lives in Kyabram, Victoria and her work was selected from a strong field of 23 entries in the exhibition currently on display at Central Goldfields Art Gallery until 31 March 2019.

Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey announced the winner at the exhibition opening at the gallery last Saturday afternoon attended by over 80 people, many who had travelled from all over Victoria and interstate.  

The winner received a cheque of $3,000 and the quilt now forms part of the permanent collection of the Central Goldfields Art Gallery.

Sue Reid’s work is based on the design of a finger print reflecting the small print that the Aboriginal people of Australia have had on the land.  The textile includes symbols reproduced from original drawings by Troy Firebrace who is a Yorta Yorta man.

The work was a collaboration with Auntie Cynthia from Gallery Kaiela Aboriginal Community in Shepparton.  The cloth has been hand painted and hand embroidered by Sue Reid during a recent trip travelling to Cape York.  It has also been machine embroidered and quilted.

Jenny Bacon, curator of the exhibition, explained that this year the field of entries remained strong and overall the works of art are extremely colourful and of a high standard.  Sue Reid was delighted to win the award and explained that for her, the quilt captured the colours of Australia.  

Groups are welcome to the exhibition while it is on, and where possible, Jenny Bacon will provide groups with a guided tour.  Please contact the gallery to book your group in on 5460 4588.