There's an interesting article in today's Sydney Morning Herald about Nance Mackenzie and Anne Outlaw, two designers who started their textile business, Annan Fabrics, in Sydney in 1941. Using Australian motifs, they screen printed their designs - up to 36 metres of fabric a day. Wow.
Mosman Art Gallery has an exhibition that includes examples of their textiles. It is on until 10 October. While I was clicking around on their website, I also saw that the gallery is presenting a Textile Design Symposium on 26 September. Put this one in your diary, because it is a fabulous programme of specialist speakers!