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Craft Expo '82 poster

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Physical description

Vertical poster with the title 'Craft Expo '82 23-27 June 1982' with details of the Second National Craft Trade Fair, its opening hours, where it is held and who supported it financially. Background design of six petal cream flowers on a bone ground and superimposed on this is seven identical six petal flowers with components of craft objects incorporated into their form

Statement of significance

Winifred Hilliard collection no. 2 comprises a wide range of art and craft items including batik fabrics and clothing, pokerwork animals, acrylic paintings and children's drawings.

Ernabella Arts is significant as one of the longest running Aboriginal art centres. Started in 1949, its artists are mainly women although men have been participating at an increasing rate of late. Over the years, many product lines have been attempted with batik being one of the most successful. It was introduced by Winifred Hilliard who was arts co-ordinator at Ernabella between 1954 and 1986. She is fondly remembered there largely due to role of assisting the artists rather than directing them what forms of art and craft to produce. In terms of the history of indigenous art and craft production in Australia both Ernabella Arts and Deaconess Hilliard hold significant postions.

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