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Exhibit Memories Moving On - The Wagga: Then and Now

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Creativity out of necessity
1930s Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, saw millworkers create blankets to keep warm by sewing jute flour bags together with a packing needle. Pieces of clothing, old cloth and padding were added to these rough blankets by women. These 'enhanced' blankets were known as the 'domestic Wagga'.

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Waterwheel Gallery and the creative women of the 'Unfinished Object Creatives' (UFOs) are bringing to life the 'Wagga' in an exhibition in Befordale. Learn about its history, new beginning and creative uprising at the Memories Moving On - The Wagga: Then and Now Visual Arts. The exhibition brings together textile and mixed media.

A free exhibition with tickets available here.

Memories Moving On - The Wagga: Then and Now Visual Arts is open from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 30th April to 16th May.
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Why? Learn about the 'wagga' and its history.
When: 30th April to 16th May, 2021, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Waterwheel Gallery, 8 Waterwheel Road,Bedfordale,6112
Cost: Free
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