Category Archives: women

25,266 Female Convicts Transported to Australia

While in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, recently one of the most moving experiences we experienced was visiting the place where female convicts and their nursing babies were transported to Australia from the British Isles from 1788 to 1853. The story of the Cascades Female Factory has only recently begun to be told. Above is an image […]

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National Museum of Women in the Arts – No Man’s Land

Magdalena Abakanowicz, ‘4 Seated Figures,’ 2002. Burlap, resin and iron rods. ‘No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection’ (here for the online exhibition.) was recently shown at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC. ‘4 Seated Figures’ may have been inspired by Magdalena’s memory of witnessing her mother being shot […]

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Visiting Washington DC Museums – Textile Museum, Renwick, National Museum of Women in the Arts

After attending the Textile Society of America Symposium in Savannah Ingrid and I flew up to Washington DC with the intention of checking out the newly relocated Textile Museum now on the George Washington University campus. Unfortunately, our timing was not great. We could only enjoy the shop because the gallery was closed while a new exhibition […]

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‘Aunt Flow Speaks Out’ Has Been Installed

‘Aunt Flow Speaks Out,’ Kirsten Horel & Lesley Turner; size variable; cotton, silk, linen women’s handkerchiefs, cotton thread, earth pigment, nails, notebook, pen; thrifting, laundering, ironing, lettering, painting. This is Aunt Flow’s official photograph. ‘Aunt Flow Speaks Out’ has been installed. The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria (CACGV) is commemorating International Women’s Day with […]

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Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts

I just got word the Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts has started to set up their web site, http://www.jctextilearts.com/ This will be a very interesting site to watch because of the innovative contemporary work the students are producing.Presently I am working my way through the 10th of 18 modules towards a BA(Hons) in Embroidered […]

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