Civic Theatre Curtain

Civic Centre Theatre Curtain, Cath Wyatt and team of 250 women, 1982-3

The embroidered and appliquéd curtain is 11m x 6.15m

The theatre curtain was commissioned by the Orange Festival of Arts. It was designed by Molong artist Cath Wyatt and made by her and a team of 250 women volunteers. It depicts the garden landscape of Orange including Duntryleague, Mt Canobolas, the orchards, pine forest, poplars and eucalypts. The curtain hangs in the Civic Centre Theatre but is rarely displayed.

There will be a special viewing of the curtain as part of the Orange Blossoms Garden Festival on Tuesday 6 October at 2.00pm.

Film by Alan Sisley
Collection Orange City Council

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