Frances Burke Textile Resource Centre

Established in 1994, the Textile Resource Collection is located within the School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT. The Textile Resource Collection collects and researches the work of Australian textile designers and visual artists working in the area of textile design so that we can assess and appreciate their individual creative contribution to the cultural identity of Australia.

Address: 
Level 10, Building 8, RMIT, 360 Swanson Street, Melbourne, VIC
Tel: 
0399252784
Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday 2:00pm - 5:00pm by appointment only.
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Resource collection, library, lectures, publications, wheelchair access, education programs, magazines and information files
Collection: 
The Textile Resource Collection houses textile pieces and samples, information on textile and fashion designers, photographs, magazines, press clippings and correspondence
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Items

Printed Textile Piece

Creator:
Michael O'Connell 1898 - 1976
Description:
Wood-lino black print, handpainted using mineral colours on linen
Date:
1930

Printed Textile Piece

Rangga

Creator:
Frances Burke 1907 - 1994
Description:
Silkscreen on linen
Date:
1941
Item Id Number:
95014/0022

Printed Textile

Menu

Creator:
Frances Burke 1907 - 1994
Description:
Silkscreen on linen
Date:
1960

Placemats / Printed Textile

Creator:
Ailsa Graham Art Fabrics
Description:
Silkscreen on linen
Date:
1950s
Item Id Number:
94003

Prue Acton Collection

Creator:
Prue Acton
Description:
The Textile Resource Collection, RMIT and the Museum of Victoria jointly administer the Prue Acton Collection. The Museum holds over 500 outfits designed by Prue Acton, plus accessories and items from her business. The Textile Resource Collection holds the archival material: photographs, storyboards, press clippings and business records.
Date:
1963 - 1996