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Sally’s anchor, Broome

  • Owner:
    Private Collection
  • Location:
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Maker:
    Alison Muir
  • Pattern:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 115 cm
    Width: 95 cm


At the Broome Women’s Co-operative I met Sally Donahue who is a silk painter and woman of the sea. I bought her piece of silk painting, which encircles this quilt. ‘Anchor’ in the Aboriginal and cultural sense means ‘standing steadfast in the water’.
While flying back to Broome from Cape Leveque, we followed the coastline about 500m off shore and at 500 m. The colours and landscape are stunning, isolated and virgin clean like striped gossamer, a very comfortable place on the western seaboard of Australia.
Exhibitions: 'Aquamarine, recent textiles by Alison Muir' at Mosman Art Gallery 2005, ‘Fabricate’ at The Embroiders Guild of Victoria 2006,
‘Refabricating Difference’ exhibition at Braemar Gallery Springwood NSW in 2006, ‘Indulgence Festival’ exhibition & conference by Pride Publishing in Bowral NSW 2006
Publications: ‘Fabricate’, Textile Art @ the Embroiderer’s Guild of Victoria 2006., 'Refabricating Difference' catalogue 2006. Members Gallery www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au
Birthday present for family


Materials: Commercial and hand dyed silks, voile and glass beads
Techniques: Fused appliqué, beading and machine quilting
Inspired by images I had taken on the flight from Cape Leveque to Broome


Andrew Payne, Photographix

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