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Winter Tales with Dr Dianne Firth: Sunday 31 August 2014

Date: 6 August 2014

Sunday 31 August 2014 2pm-4pm

The NFAW Winter Tales program this year is fund raising in aid of the Australian Women’s Archives Project.

Dr Dianne Firth, Landscape architect and art quilter – Layers by design: landscapes and quilts

Dr Dianne Firth has long had two (sometimes linked) threads to the needle of her career. On one hand, she is a landscape architect and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra. ‘Behind the Landscape of Lake Burley Griffin: landscape, water, politics and the national capital’ was the title of her PhD dissertation and her research continues with a focus on the theory and practice of landscape architecture and its management, particularly as it applies to Canberra. Dianne is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, Deputy Chairperson of the ACT Heritage Council, a member of the ACT Place Names Committee and a member of the Land Development Agency’s Design Review Panel. On the other hand, Dianne is an art quilter of considerable renown who has exhibited her work widely in Australia, the US and elsewhere. Her love of landscape has often inspired her choice of subject and the way she chooses and treats the fabrics making up her quilts.

Date: Sunday 31 August 2014, 2pm-4pm
Place: Fourth Floor Conference Room, National Library of Australia
Entry $15, includes afternoon tea
Bookings online at

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