The Apron as Art exhibition will be curating an exhibition entitled "The Apron as Art" opening on August 8th. Well know local potter Merrie Hamilton has a wonderful collection of aprons and has bought together a fun display from her personal collection and those contributed for the exhibition. One of her favourites is a well loved one sewn from a hessian sugar sack,stamped 'Colonial Sugar Refinery, Sydney, 70lbs pure cane sugar' on the reverse. The original owner neatly trimmed the coarse edges with floral fabric and added a pocket and strings.
From the practical to the purely pretty - museum curator Myf Thompson fondly recalls her mother in the early 1950s, exchanging her wrap round kitchen apron for a flighty little starched and ruffled organza number to welcome guests for an evening drink. Items will be dolly-pegged out on a mock washing line, and memories and photos will expand their stories. The exhibition can be viewed from August 8th to September 27th - Tues/Wed/Thurs 10am-3pm and second Sunday of the month 10-1pm.