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Wall Hanging - Migrant Women's Learning Centre, Spanish, 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 990736

Spanish 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 using various materials sewn to the quilt to portray a Spanish scene. Pictured is a building with four windows, each of which has flowers on its balcony. Next to the building is a windmill at the base of which is a lady on donkey and two gentlemen. In the doorway of the building is a lady who appears to be wearing a flamenco costume. Another female sits under what appears to be a banana tree wearing a pink dress with a large lace collar. In foreground is a chariot pulled by two lions riding on which is a figure dressed in silver. The appears to be part of a fountain. The wall hanging is framed by a navy blue border.
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, immigration, sewing, textiles, cultural awareness, women s associations, spanish language, migrant education, 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): Spain

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

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