This community participation project brings together textile work by people from across Victoria in a display of skill that reflects the different and diverse communities living in the state.
Participants of all cultural backgrounds and varying abilities of textile proficiency have submitted panels that have been screen printed, embroidered, stitched, appliquéd, painted, or in some other way embellished and then joined together in a large canopy that drapes the ceiling of the gallery foyer.
The exhibition is part of Festival Melbourne 2006, the cultural festival of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Festival Melbourne 2006 celebrates the breadth of culture and art from across the nations of the Commonwealth. The Festival is proudly funded and supported by the Victorian and Australian Governments.
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.