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Scarf Festival, Galaxies: a textile journey to infinity and beyond.

Weaving its way into the fabric of Geelong’s thriving arts and culture scene, is this year’s Scarf Festival at the National Wool Museum. Galaxies: a textile journey to infinity and beyond, offers a vast display of hundreds of scarves created specifically for the event. This must-see textile exhibition includes entries from across the globe, inspired by the cosmos. 

National Wool Museum Director Padraic Fisher said the competition, now in its 14th year, had continued to grow each year by supporting textile artists across Australia and around the world and sharing their talent. “The strength of craft and textile art in Australia lies with the practitioners who keep the art of handmade alive and well,” he said.

Scarves are judged in 11 categories, showcasing both traditional and experimental work. The winners of each category are eligible for the coveted Scarf of the Year Award. This year’s judges include Executive Director Craft Victoria Richard Ferguson along with Scienceworks’ Melbourne Planetarium Manager and Senior Curator of Astronomy: Dr Tanya Hill. 

The festival provides an opportunity to learn, create and share your own purls of wisdom with an exciting program of craft demonstrations and workshops. Craft workshops include felting, knitting, thread painting and design and will be held on selected Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the festival. Pop-up craft demonstration markets will also be held on the Queen’s birthday long weekend 10-12 June and the weekends of 8-9 July and 12-13 August. Scarf Festival is a textile celebration not to be missed. The exhibition starts on Friday 2 June and wraps up Sunday 27 August 2017.

For further details visit the National Wool Museum at www.nwm.vic.gov.au or phone 5272 4701.

The National Wool Museum is located at 

26 Moorabool Street & Brougham St, Geelong







National Wool Museum

Phone: 5272 4701
Address: 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong
Website: www.nwm.vic.gov.au

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