Sunday, March 29, 2015

New South Wales Exhibition

The National Gallery of Victoria in Australia is having an exhibition of English embroidery, of which 17th century embroidery pieces are prominent.  A lovely article was written about the opening later next week (April 2nd, 2015 - July 12, 2015).
Details of a panel of King Charles I and Henrietta Maria (mid-17th century) done by a 12-year-old girl. It is composed of silk, linen, paper, metal, pearls, coral, wood, and cotton wadding. Photo: NGV

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And if you can't go down under to see the exhibit - you can see some of the pieces that are on display on their exhibition website.  There is a lovely casket as well.  

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  1. I live in Sydney, Australia and had the opportunity to travel last week to Melbourne to visit this Exhibition on the opening day! The casket (writing box) was the highlight of the show. The exquisite silk apron and the David Hartnell sample are also worth mentioning. The sample, presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth for inclusion on her Coronation Dress in 1953, includes flowers from the Commonwealth Countries and of course the Australian yellow wattle flower is part of the sample. If you can't get to Melbourne, Australia then check out the exhibition's website (above).