Australian Quilts in Public Places (AQIPP) juried exhibition opened on November 14 in Melbourne and runs until December 21. The theme for the exhibition is Metamorphosis. Pat Forster’s quilt ‘Re-Cognise’ is on display. One might ask, ‘How on earth could the quilt and its title fit the them?’. The statement for the quilt is “Black fabric pieced in the Federation Square tiling pattern, with red and yellow inserts – colours of the Aboriginal flag. Chosen to promote the view that re-Cognising the Australian Federation and Constitution is overdue so that Australia’s First People are recognised”. What a metamorphosis that would be!
Image and words provided by Pat Forster.