Anna Mould, Ruby Princess, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist Coronoa Quilt

Corona Quilt

Borne out of university and school closures during the COVID-19 crisis, the Corona Quilt is a community craft project at the National Art School, initiated by second-year students Rani Matthews and Anna Mould. The Corona Quilt is a material platform for making meaning and building connections at a time where we have shifted our communication to digital.

Students, staff and alumni of the National Art School are participating in a virtual quilting bee, making quilt squares that respond to the health, economic and social crises caused by the pandemic. The squares will be sewn together and the finished quilt shown during Sydney Craft week at the East Sydney Doctors display window opposite the National Art School.  The exhibition will be accompanied by an Art Forum talk via Zoom on quilt-making as a historically rich, tactile language of form used to document everyday experience, commemorate significant personal and public events, and raise awareness of topical political issues. 

Exhibition: Friday 9 October – Sunday 18 October, East Sydney Doctors display window,  102 Burton Street, Darlinghurst (opposite the National Art School) 

Art Forum Talk: Wednesday 14 October, 12:30-1:30pm via Zoom,  join at or

Exhibition, Talk, Online/Digital Project

Free event, Community, Educational, Fibre arts, Textiles, Change Makers

Images: Rani Matthews, Centrelink, 2020; Anna Mould, Ruby Princess, 2020. Images courtesy of the artists