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CANCELLED: Inspired by the Rajah Quilt Exhibition

  • Exhibition/Show
1st May 2020 - 31st May 2020
Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa Wharf Precinct
Goolwa SA

EVENT CANCELLED in response to the COVID – 19 pandemic, Alexandrina Council is taking proactive and precautionary measures to protect the health of our community, volunteers and staff by reducing the risk of transmission.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to support you and our local community to respond to this rapidly evolving situation.

We will continue to communicate with you through the coming weeks via the Alexandrina website and Facebook with respect to the status of Council Services.

Specific enquiries on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please email our dedicated coronavirus email coronavirus@alexandrina.sa.gov.au

Unnamed women convicts aboard the ship, Rajah, travelling from England to Van Diemen’s Land in 1841 made The Rajah Quilt, said to now be one of the world’s most significant textiles.

The Rajah Quilt is held in the National Gallery of Canberra’s collections. The quilt was rediscovered in 1987. At an unknown point after its arrival in Tasmania the quilt was returned to England and gifted to Elizabeth Fry who in 1816 formed the Quaker Group, The British Ladies Society for the Reformation of Female Prisoners. The quilt's ownership in the following 147 years remains unknown. The Rajah Quilt has been an inspiration to quilters in this exhibition who come from Goolwa and surrounds.

Gallery hours: Mon to Sun 10am–4pm
Enquiries: jaw@alexandrina.sa.gov.au
Things to know: Dorset Button making workshops Fri 22 and Sat 23 May, bookings essential limited places