Friday, March 12, 2010

Skint, Talk by Dr Annette Gero

Skint: Exhibition talk by Dr Annette Gero.
Sunday 18 April 2.00pm — 3.00pm.
Free with museum entry.
Annette Gero, author of “The Fabric of Society” and notable collector of Australian textiles will bring in samples of her extensive collection from the 1920s and 1930s for viewing. Annette will speak about the culture of ‘making do’ from ordinary Australians in the period between the wars and about the recent revival of handicrafts such as rag rugs and “waggas”. Annette’s collection is extensive and culturally significant to the social history of Australia.If you have a “wagga”, quilt or textile item form the Great Depression years, we invite you to bring it in to show.
In conjunction with Skint! Making do in the Great Depression
Sunday 18 April 2.00pm — 3.00pm Free with museum entry

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