Was pleased to learn today that my quilt ‘Colours of the Aboriginal Flag’ has been accepted into the World Quilt Competition 2018, Manchester, New Hampshire. It will also be exhibited in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Orlando. I can show it below since it has been exhibited before. It was made in 2017 and I always liked the artist statement for it:
Black (people), red (earth, ochre), yellow (sun), colours of the flag that Cathy Freeman carried triumphantly on her Sydney Olympic circuit. That action surely engendered new heart amongst Aboriginal Australians. The quilt also recognises the referendum 50 years ago which led to Aboriginal people being included in the Australian census.