Winner of the 6th Biennial Golden Textures Art Quilt exhibition announ

Published on 11 March 2021


The winner of the 6th Biennial Golden Textures Art Quilt Exhibition 2021 was announced by Central Goldfields Shire Mayor Cr Chris Meddows-Taylor at the official exhibition opening on Saturday 6 March.

Suzanne Lyle was presented with a $3,000 cheque for the winning prize for her art work Crown of Thorns. The work is a striking red, black and white quilt inspired by the indoor plant commonly known as Crown of Thorns.

Suzanne explained that during the COVID pandemic she developed a new passion of spending time tending my indoor plants and learning to grow them in semi hydroponics.

“One indoor plant in particular known as ‘Crown of Thorns’ produced an abundant amount of red flowers amongst its spikes and continued to flower through the extent of the pandemic and has not stopped since, often bringing a bright spot to a dull day.”

Textile artist and educator Alice Clague and Helen Kaptein, Central Goldfields Art Gallery’s Curator/Education Officer were the judges of the Award.  The judges commended the strong composition of the work.

They explained that “There is a sense of movement and depth conveyed by the artist which holds the eye.  The colours are well balanced. The work also complies with the criteria of the exhibition.  The image clearly shows the dangerous spikes of the plant commonly known as crown of thorns.” They also commended the overall high standard of the exhibition.

The winning artwork now forms part of the growing collection of art quilts in the Central Goldfields Art Gallery permanent collection.

There will be a free guided tour of the exhibition on Thursday 18 March between 2pm to 2.45pm Booking can be made on line through or by phoning the Gallery on 5461 6600 or by emailing

The exhibition will be on display until 9 May 2021. 

Central Goldfields Art Gallery is open from Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.  Entry is free. The Gallery is located at 1 Neill Street, Maryborough.