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Fleur MacDonald: Based on a True Story

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Fleur MacDonald: Based on a True Story

Sat 12 February - Sun 3 April

Free entry

Kandos-based artist Fleur MacDonald combines painted renditions of crocheted, tatted and knitted doilies with repurposed wooden salad and serving bowls, platters and trays.

Based on a True Story references the once-popular craft of doily making practiced by women to lend their homes an air of gentility. Once categorised as women’s work, the process of creating the intricate pattern of a doily is a deceptively complex skill requiring sophisticated mathematical calculations, pattern interpretation and manual dexterity.

MacDonald’s interest in doilies led her to discover the story of the late Lucy Williams, a renowned local who practiced her needle skills from the age of seven through to her one hundredth year which she celebrated in 2000. Williams’s story of quiet, sustained mastery of her craft inspired MacDonald to create the works featured in Based on a True Story.

A BRAG Foyer Space Exhibition

IMAGE: Fleur MacDonald, The Crinoline Lady 2020, gouache and varnish on wood,10 x 32 x 45cm. Image courtesy of the artist.


Sat 12 February
Sun 3 April
Free entry
Event Category:


Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG)
02 6333 6555
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Local government area
Bathurst Region
Visual arts
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Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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(02) 6333 6555
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