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Wall Hanging - Migrant Women's Learning Centre, Italian, 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 990735

Italian wall hanging. It is one of a series of six quilted wall hangings, which were made by migrant women in 1987 at the Migrant Women's Learning Centre at Collingwood TAFE (now Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE). The wall hangings represent images of life of migrant women in their countries of origin.

The project to create these wall hangings brought together migrant women of many backgrounds, to create an artwork which illustrates six of these backgrounds. The images used in the panels reflect the memories that these women have brought with them to Australia, and the images that they associate with their lives in their countries of origin.
Quilted wall hanging which uses various forms of needlework to portray a pictorial representation of an Italian scene. In the foreground is a gondolier in his gondola. Behind this a pink building in the windows of which are various people portraying various scenes such as drinking coffee in a cafe and so on. Next to the building is a bridge with a person standing on it. The wall hanging is framed by a navy blue boarder.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Migrant Women's Learning Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 188.00 cm (Height), 4.00 cm (Width), 97.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: cultural beliefs, cultural identity, cultural traditions, italian communities, italian immigration, immigration, sewing, textiles, cultural awareness, women s associations, migrant education, wall hanging, collingwood college of tafe, nmit
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: quilting
Place & Date Made: Migrant Women's Learning Centre, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 1987
Other Association (See Comments): Italy

This panel represents the memories and images associated with an Italian migrant woman's memories of her country.

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