The Apron as Art exhibition @ the Old Courthouse Museum, Batemans Bay
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.