Layers by Design: Landscapes and Quilts
Dr Dianne Firth has had two (sometimes linked) threads to the needle of her career. She is a landscape architect and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra and a quilter of considerable renown.
'Behind the Landscape of Lake Burley Griffin: landscape, water, politics and the national capital' was the title of her PhD dissertation and her research in landscape architecture and management continues, 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.
Dianne's work as a quilter has been widely exhibited in Australia and overseas. Her love of landscape has often inspired her choice of subject and the way she chooses and treats the fabrics making up her quilts.
In association with the Australian Women’s Archives Project
Go to Winter Tales: Daryl Karp, Sunday 29 June 2pm
Go to Winter Tales: Diane Bell, Sunday 27 July 2 pm