Jim Mooney Gallery and Bicentenary Quilts

The Jim Mooney Gallery is situated within the George Town Memorial Hall ( Home Is Where The Hall Is, Monument Australia ) . The gallery is home to George town Council's Art Collection, which includes LRA acquisitions.

LRA's yearly art show is held at the Jim Mooney Gallery.


Bicentenary Quilts

The gallery is also home to the Bicentenary Quilts display.
Local artisans (originally the George Town Wilted Quilters ) worked for six years on the Low Head, George Town and Bell Bay Quilts using a diverse range of textile techniques.
Together these three quilts depict the natural and built environment, the history, development and diverse lifestyle of the whole George Town municipal area with many features from the outer areas of Hillwood, Lefroy, Pipers River and the northern coastal villages included.
The final completed quilt was presented to the mayor of the day in November 2008, to accept on behalf of the community.
Each time you look, you're bound to find something you haven't seen before. Can you spot the elusive fox on the George Town Quilt or the ghostly depiction of the George Town Female Factory, the Curries River Dam or the Tam O'Shanter Golf Club?
The Quilts are displayed in the foyer of the George Town Memorial Hall, which is open between 9 am - 4.00 pm Monday to Friday and whenever there are activities in the hall.
The quilts were made with the assistance of a grant from local company Ecka Granules to commemorate George Town's Bicentenary in 2004.

photographs by Lorraine Wooton.