Marjorie Bligh exhibition at QVMAG

 

Tasmania's own domestic goddess, the late Marjorie Bligh, will be the subject of an upcoming exhibition at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) in Launceston.

Well-known as an authority on homemaking and handy hints, Marjorie Bligh's former residence Climar at Campbell Town, designed largely by her, was entered in the Tasmanian Heritage Register in 2012. Travellers between Hobart and Launceston will be familiar with the 1950s residence, with its brick curves and melodic front fence. Marjorie told readers of the Women's Weekly in 1965 that: 'as I love music, I designed the fence to resemble the notes of the music Melody of Love. The gates are in the form of piano accordions'. Marjorie was widely regarded as a creative and resourceful personality, a quality evoked in the unique and imaginative design of Climar.

After her death, the QVMAG became the beneficiary of a large collection of Marjorie's work. In preparation for the upcoming exhibition, a community craft project has been preparing to yarn bomb the museum; a fitting tribute to celebrate the life and work of Marjorie Bligh.

Marjorie Bligh: Domestic Goddess runs from 13 April 1919 to 29 March 2020 at the QVMAG at Inveresk.

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