|Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550|
Treat your Mum to a very special Mother’s Day this year at Bendigo Art Gallery with a special guest talk on the Mary Quant blouse. Join authors Nanette Carter and Robyn Oswald-Jacobs as they discuss their new publication Frances Burke: Designer of Modern Textiles. Learn about celebrated Australian textile designer Frances Burke (1904-1994) and the story of the Mary Quant blouse.
Please note this does not include entry into Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary
Frances Burke: Designer of Modern Textiles
“Frances Burke was Australia's most influential and celebrated textile designer of the 20th century. From the late 1930s to 1970, her designs achieved a prominence unparalleled in Australia before or since. Displaying imagery and colours from native flora, marine objects, Indigenous artefacts and designs of pure abstraction, Burke's innovative fabrics remain fresh and appealing, distinctive and evocative of Australia.”
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About the Authors:
Nanette Carter completed a master’s degree in art history focusing on the development of modern design in Melbourne in the 1930s. She subsequently researched and wrote on postwar interiors by designer and artist Clement Meadmore. Her 2015 PhD on the emergence of DIY culture in the postwar period in Australia was jointly supervised by the School of Historical Studies and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. In addition to researching and writing about Australia’s design history, Nanette has curated exhibitions for Swinburne University of Technology—‘Pen to Pixel’—and for Heide Museum of Modern Art—‘Savage Luxury: Modernist Design in Melbourne 1930–1939’. Nanette is an adjunct scholar connected to the School of Design, Swinburne University.
Independent scholar Robyn Oswald-Jacobs completed a diploma in textile design at RMIT before undertaking a research master’s degree on textile designer Frances Burke. In part as a result of this research the Textile Resource Collection: Australian Fashion and Textile Design was established by the Department of Fashion and Textile Design at RMIT. Managed by Oswald-Jacobs, the centre collected, exhibited and published archival material, later forming the foundation of the RMIT Design Archives. Robyn also designed and delivered cultural heritage projects for RMIT, including re-opening the RMIT Capitol Theatre in 1999 and the development of the RMIT/National Trust Heritage Legal Precinct, Russell Street, Melbourne. Robyn was subsequently appointed business development director (new business) for FutureBrand Australia.