Exhibitions at the National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum's exhibition program covers current exhibitions.

To view more details of upcoming events, please refer to our events page.

Art Quilt Australia 2019

5 September to 15 December 2019

A showcase of "Art Quilts" can now be seen on display at the National Wool Museum as Art Quilt Australia returns to Geelong.

Art Quilt Australia is a biennial juried exhibition/competition open to textile artists resident in Australia and New Zealand and OzQuilt Network (OZQN) members worldwide.

The competition seeks to promote excellence and innovation in contemporary art quilts in Australia, with over $6000 in prizes - including:

  • $3000 for Expressions: The Wool Quilt Prize, for a wool quilt - the winner of the Expressions prize is also acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection
  • $3000 for the non-acquisitive OZQN Award of Excellence, which is open to all quilts
  • $500 awards for Highly Commended in both categories.

So what is an Art Quilt? An art quilt is an original exploration of a concept or idea rather than the handing down of a “pattern”. Art Quilts experiment with textile manipulation, color, texture and/or a diversity of mixed media. An Art Quilt often pushes quilt world boundaries...

Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years

28 June to 7 October 2019

An exhibition filled with Play School nostalgia has arrived at the National Wool Museum!

As Australia’s longest-running children’s television program, Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years marks a milestone birthday for this ABC TV show.

Find Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty, Jemima and the Rocket Clock. Look through the Round, Square and Arched windows as we bring our childhood stories alive.

The exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity to relive your childhood memories, remember your favourite presenters and consider the changing nature and experience of Australian childhood across the past 50 years and beyond...

Page last updated: Wednesday, 6 November 2019