George Town Bicentenary Quilts
Things To Do George Town, George Town, Tasmania
Local artisans worked for six years on the Low Head, George Town and Bell Bay Quilts using a diverse range of textile techniques.
Together these three quilts depict the natural and built environment, the history, development and diverse lifestyle of the whole George Town municipal area with many features from the outer areas of Hillwood, Lefroy, Pipers River and the northern coastal villages included.
The final completed quilt was presented to the mayor of the day in November 2008, to accept on behalf of the community.
Each time you look, you’re bound to find something you haven’t seen before. Can you spot the elusive fox on the George Town Quilt or the ghostly depiction of the George Town Female Factory, the Curries River Dam or the Tam O’Shanter Golf Club?
The Quilts are displayed in the foyer of the Jim Mooney Gallery, George Town Memorial Hall, which is open between 9 am – 4.00 pm Monday to Friday and whenever there are activities in the hall.
The quilts were made with the assistance of a grant from local company Ecka Granules to commemorate George Town’s Bicentenary in 2004.