I am a keen traveller. Currently rediscovering my own backyard and the rest of Australia. I enjoy nature, history and the quirkiness of what the world has to offer.
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'.
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.