A TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS | Christmas / Summer at TJC 2021|22

1 Dec 2021 - 27 Feb 2022

A TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS will feature a superb array of original works by members from among the 11 Branches and one Country Group of The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria. 

This reimagined exhibition will celebrate some very impressive contributions from Guild embroiderers who have exhibited work from over fifteen years or so of Christmas exhibitions at TJC as well as drawing upon TJC’s own collection of pieces made especially for our annual ‘inspired by’ show. 

A TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS is also ‘inspired by’ JUBILATION held between 1 December 2020 - 23 February 2021 that was co-curated by Alison Cole and Yvonne Walton to celebrate the 60th anniversary of The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria, which coincided with the 30th anniversary of the public opening of Fairhall. Dorothy Morgan was the in-house curator for TJC. 

Join us as we continue to celebrate a magnificent history of making and collaboration between TJC and The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria.  

TJC encourages challenges to traditional making, thinking, and practice, through contemporary responses to the Collection, along with more traditional responses that reflect historical techniques, materials, and making. 

This Fairhall exhibition is generously supported by The Friends of TJC and The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria 


Alice Clague, Castlemaine Branch, Octavia (one of a pair of angels), Castlemaine, 2007, 950 x 600 x dia 530 mm, collection of Alice and Geoff Clague, Castlemaine

Members of The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria (Various Branches), Finger foods (paper rolls; sushi; asparagus rolls; club sandwiches; dipping sauce, prawn canapes), EGV Branches, 2020, mixed media, collection of The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria

Alison Cole, Ballarat Branch, Mince Pies, Ballarat, not dated, Felt, beads, 30 x 50 mm (approx.), collection of Alison Cole, Ballarat

Amanda Ginsberg, Metro Branch, petits fours, Melbourne, 2004, surface embroidery, beadwork, circa 50 x 45 x 50 mm each, The Johnston Collection (6031-2004)

Amanda Ginsberg, Sue Senewiratne, Joy Roy, Jenny Campbell, Metro and Bendigo Branches, Hanging hearts, Melbourne, 2019, fabric, stuffing, lace, pearls, cord, collection of Mandy Ginsberg, Melbourne

Jean Mackenzie, Metro Branch, Regency Wedding Group, Melbourne, 2003, cotton dusting glove, Silk, cotton, metal thread, porcelain, 215 x 170 x 90 mm, The Johnston Collection (6048-2003)








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