Inspiration from the Land – a Lecture by Dr Dianne Firth
Dr Dianne Firth will present a lecture titled "Inspiration from the Land' in the TAS Hoskins Centre in Armidale for the Armidale branch of the Australian decorative Arts Society. This presentation provides an overview of contemporary quilt making in Australia.
Making quilts for warmth, comfort and beauty has a long tradition in Australia. More recently, in line with similar movements overseas, the art quilt movement where quilts are appreciated as art has developed into a strong and vital art form.
This presentation provides an overview of contemporary quilt making in Australia, traces the development of the art quilt movement, and shows how inspiration from the land and patterns of nature inform both her and other Australian quilters’ art making.
Dr Dianne Firth is a landscape architect, academic and artist. Although educated as a landscape architect Dianne had early training with textiles at Newcastle Technical College and Glasgow Art School and was involved with textiles for fashion, theatre costume and interiors.
Supper is provided after the lecture.