Ipswich beanie a winner at Alice Springs Beanie Festival
A LOCALLY made beanie commissioned by the Ipswich Art Gallery has been named one of this year's best creations at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival Competition.
City arts spokesman Cr Charlie Pisasale said the beanie was announced the winner of the Collaborative Beanie category at the festival's gala opening event late last month.
"Well done to Kyla d'Aubbonnett and Rebecca Lewis from Cultiver Indie Arts and Design for creating an award-winning beanie," Cr Pisasale said.
"Ideas for The Ipswich Beanie were inspired by the touring exhibition Colours of the Country II and it showcased beanies from past festivals.
"The beanie portrays all the different aspects of the Ipswich story, including the city's mining and railway past and was created using materials either made or sourced locally."
Kyla d'Aubbonnett said she was delighted to hear The Ipswich Beanie had been named amongst the winners.
"The Ipswich Beanie has now been donated to the Alice Springs Beanie Festival's National Beanie Collection and may be included in future touring exhibitions."