Monday, 2 April 2012

Bicentennial Banners Tour : 24 April 2012

Willoughby Council has recently upgraded their premises in Chatswood, allowing the Arts and Cultural Manager, Jacky Talbot, to showcase The Bicentennial Banners; textiles that were designed and created in 1988.

There are 14 visually stunning Banners, celebrating the History of Willoughby from its indigenous Guringai roots, through to the diverse community present in 1988.

Judy has devised a guided tour of these banners, recently extensively conserved by The International Conservation Service.

NSW Quilters' Guild members will once again delight in viewing the hard work of one of our long time members.

Textile Artist Yvonne Line led an industrious team of volunteers throughout two years of dedication to bring to textural life, the vibrant designs of Malcolm King.

These Bicentennial Banners are a supporting addition to the National Trust's Heritage Festival 14-26 April 2012.

The banners are on view permanently, however the Information Tour is scheduled only on Tuesday 24 April. Please book for this tour, to hear the history of The Bicentennial Banners and how restoration was undertaken.
Jacky Talbot would be delighted to hear from any of the original volunteers, or their families, who worked on this installation.

Bookings and Contact : Jacky Talbot
Arts and Cultural Manager
02 9777 7994 or

Willoughby City Council
Civic Pavillion, The Concourse
409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

All Welcome!

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