Quilts made for the Mount Magnet Astro Rocks Fest next weekend (Sep 20-22) are ready to go. Some depict or reference landscapes that are linked to Aboriginal night-sky narratives. Others depict or reference rocky landscapes in the Murchison that hold significance for Aboriginal people. The purpose of the quilt project is to foster better appreciation of Aboriginal history and culture, through exhibiting and talking about the quilts. Three presentations have been made, one at a Rotary Breakfast, another at a Tourism Workshop for people in that industry, and a third at Contemporary Quilt Group. The quilts will be exhibited and for sale with paintings by Aboriginal artists, at their Wirnda Barna Gallery in Mount Magnet. Most quilts are included on the poster below. WAQA members Stella King, Pat Forster, Liz Humphreys and Meg Cowey have organised and made quilts for the project. Roberta Chantler, Hilary Arber, Stephanie Knudsen and Virginia O’Keeffe also contributed quilts. More about the quilts can be found on the web – search on Mount Magnet Quilt Project.
Thank you to Pat Forster for the above words. Well worth a visit, especially with all our wonderful wild flowers on show, adding to a wonderful exhibition.