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Willoughby Banners have a new home – Yvonne Line

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Willoughby Bicentennial Banners hung at pavilion

18 Sep 11 @ 01:56pm by Kat Adamski

Willoughby Bicentennial Banners are hanging in the new Civic Pavilion.

Willoughby Bicentennial Banners are hanging in the new Civic Pavilion.

THE much-loved Willoughby Bicentennial Banners have been restored and returned to the community – they are now hanging in the new Civic Pavilion on The Concourse at Chatswood.

The 14 appliqued and quilted banners were originally created to celebrate the Australian bicentenary in 1988. They depict the social history of the Willoughby area up to that time, as well as the present and looking into the future.

They portray scenes from 30,000 years ago of the land’s original inhabitants, the Guringai nation, through to the modern and diverse business centre of Chatswood.

They were designed by Malcolm King and sewn by community volunteers led by textile artist, Yvonne Line.

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Yvonne Line writes:
Posted on 14 Oct 11 at 09:42pm

It brings back great memories to see ‘The Banners’ again. Thanks to the Mayor and Mayoress meeting at the recent Charity Luncheon and all those who came to see me and talk about their time working on the banners and how much they enjoy it. Thanks to Jacky for taking me under her wing and keeping me company and to all who made the luncheon such a memorial time. I’m still making textile art and the occasional community arts project. I have a textile work in the Fishers Ghost Art Exhibition in Campbelltown NSW coming up from 4th December, and I have been accepted into the Australian Quilts in Public Places exhibition ‘Forest Threads’ from Friday, 11th November as 2011 is the International Year of Forests Box Hill Vic. Keep quilting!!!!

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