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This is a busy artistic region. There’s usually more than 2000 arts and heritage events happeing in the region each year. Of course, 2020 looks a little different but the events are slowly returning where possible.

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Based on a True Story – Fleur MacDonald

Sun July 19 - Sat August 29

The body of work integrates intricately painted renditions of traditional dollies with the carved shapes of found carved domestic wooden serving bowls and platters to reinstate the humble handicraft as a worthy expression of a woman’s life lived well.
The once popular craft of doily making was practiced by women to lend their homes an air of gentility. A deceptively complex skill requiring sophisticated mathematical calculations, pattern interpretation and manual dexterity to achieve the complex pattern of the finished decorative item. Further investigation into the craft lead Fleur to the story of Lucy Williams, a woman famous for her needle skills in Kandos where Fleur had made her home.
The works with painted numbered tags, in this series, reference the doilies made by Lucy Williams from the collection in Kandos Museum.



Sun July 19
Sat August 29
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Peisley St Gallery
54 Peisley St Gallery
Orange, NSW 2795 Australia
02 6361 4222


Visual arts

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