It is with great excitement and anticipation that I announce the coming of the
the Queensland Art Gallery
from Jun 15 to September 22
Photos above courtesy of the National Art Gallery, Canberra
If you don't know the story of the Rajah Quilt, then listen to this audio and read below.
Thank you to the abc for the audio.
The basis of the story is that it is one of the few surviving examples of needlework done by convict women while being transported to Australia. It is rare to have the quilt exposed as it is kept away from light in order to preserve it. Occasionally, it is on exhibition at the National Art Gallery, but lately, it has been 'allowed out' to various galleries so that more people can view it.
There are replicas on display now and then, but we are getting to see the original. As a needleworker and lover of history, it is like Christmas come early for me.
photos above courtesy of The Courier Mail, Brisbane Jun 8, 2013
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See you at the Gallery!