The foundation of many Australian towns was the discovery of gold. Alluvial gold was sought in the rivers and streams and when it was found the cry went out ‘there’s colour in the creek’! Visuals were sourced from history books, old records, postcards and pamphlets, my own drawings and photography. Also local museums in Ararat and Ballarat, Victoria and Hill End, New South Wales Australia.
I revisited the old museum in Ararat once again in 2010 and it was as if time had stood still. One of the volunteers that I spoke to over 20 years ago was still there!
[Yvonne Line, Textile Artist 2017]
Machine appliqué, use of overlay to give a sense of distance, clothing, loose leaves, hand quilted and finished. Materials include cotton, taffeta, wool, curtain fabric, corduroy, velvet, clothing, blends and found prints. Polyester wadding.
1650 x 1980 mm
Yvonne Line Art Textiles - A Complete Retrospective. 2017
Published by Port Melbourne Photography P/L
Photo by John Lamb