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Bower Birds and Magpies. Gold and Metal - A talk by Gail Hawes
May 09

Bower Birds and Magpies. Gold and Metal - A talk by Gail Hawes

by Embroiderers' Guild of Western Australia
Registrations Closed
Date & Time
9 May 2024 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(UTC+08:00) Australia/Perth

Registrations Are Closed

Bower Birds and Magpies. Gold and Metal - a talk by Gail Hawes (Co-Leader - Collection Group)


Date: Thursday 9 May 2024

Time: 10am

Venue:  Guild House, 565 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove.

Cost: $20.00, includes morning tea

Gold has always provoked a powerful response in humans.  Since the earliest of civilisations, gold and metals have been used to embellish articles of dress. Gold, in particular,  has been an indicator of wealth, power, leadership and social status in many societies.  The reflective nature of metal has often also been associated with rituals relating to the sun and used widely.

Gail will be using items from the Embroiderers' Guild Historic Collection plus from her personal Collection to show clothing adorned with gold and metal from across the world.   There will also be discussions on how these items were made, their history and how they were used.  






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Guild House
565 Canning Hwy
Alfred Cove WA 6154
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