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Wall Hanging - Migrant Women's Learning Centre, Turkish, 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 990734

Turkish 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 with various materials sewn to it to portray a Turkish scene. Pictured is a large cream building with a red roof. In the windows are images of people engaging in various activities and dressed in different costumes. Behind the building is a mosque with green domes and tall spires. In the foreground is female wearing what appears to be a traditional costume. She is standing next to a fountain. 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, immigration, turkish culture, sewing, textiles, turkish immigration, cultural awareness, women s associations, migrant education, mcollingwood college of tafe, nmit, collingwood college of tafe
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): Turkey

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


jessica Posted on 20 May 2012 12:13 PM
i really like this and i want to use this for my textiles work I'm not very sure however whats inside those four doors :)
Gabbie Posted on 19 Jul 2012 6:23 PM
hey i really like this can use please tell me more information about this artwork thanks xo

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