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Geelong Scarf Festival exhibition kicks off at National Wool Museum
Aug 06, 2018

GEELONG’S unique scarf festival is drawing on the landscape for its annual exhibition.

The festival, which began in 2003, attracted 260 entries emanating from across Australia and overseas.

The best of those will be showcased at the National Wool Museum from today until August 26.

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Alex Hecker wears “Dreamtime Feathers” by Jasmine-Skye Marinos, which won the 2018 Scarf of the Year. Photo: Cormac Hanrahan

The 2018 Scarf of the Year prize was awarded to Jasmine-Skye Marinos for her piece ‘Dreamtime Feathers’.

Alex Hecker wears “Dreamtime Feathers” by Jasmine-Skye Marinos, which won the 2018 Scarf of the Year. Photo: Cormac Hanrahan

The winning scarf pays tribute to Marinos’s ancestors, using traditional techniques and materials such as native grass twine and emu feathers.

A further 11 entrants received category awards, as they tackled the theme of Living On The Land.

Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood said the eclectic collection would attract a large crowd.

“This unique festival held in Geelong is the only one of its kind in Australia,” he said.

“The festival will bring visitors from across Australia to see an incredible collection of scarfs, which use a range of textiles.”

Exhibition visitors can vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at the end of August.