This apron was designed for the Ballarat Apron Festival by local designer Clare Schreenan of Clasch Designs Ballarat. The tartan fabric was designed by Art Gallery of Ballarat for the 2014 exhibition “For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia, from the First Fleet to Federation”, and is officially registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans. The colours are highly significant: grey being chosen for the basalt plains on which Ballarat is built upon; Blue and white representing the Eureka Flag; and yellow for the gold that has made Ballarat so famous. Born in Ballarat, Schreenan attended Loreto College before studying fashion at Melbourne College of Textiles. She has worked extensively in Sydney, travelling to Paris, London and Los Angeles for work projects. She returned to Ballarat in 2006, launching Clash Design.
Featuring the official, highly symbolic Ballarat tartan, and made by highly renowned local designer Clare Schreenan, this contemporary apron is of local significance to the Ballarat community.
Grey, blue, white and yellow wool tartan fabric apron with asymmetrical design. Velco closures on back with zipper detailing.
- Tartan Details - Ballarat Tartan Details - Ballarat The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Ballarat" tartan is shown below. Reference: 10988 Designer: Cox, Ben Tartan date: 15/12/2013 Registration date: 12 February 2014 Category: District Restrictions: Registration notes: Designed for the exhibition ‘For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia, from First Fleet to Federation’ in the Art Gallery, Ballarat, April - July 2014. Colours: grey for the basalt plain Ballarat is built on, blue and white for the Eureka flag (which represents Australian nationalism and democracy) and yellow for the gold discovered and mined in Ballarat in the mid nineteenth century. The tartan has been endorsed by the Mayor of Ballarat. Registrant details: Mr Ben Cox, 40 Lydiard St Nth, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, 3350 [email protected]
- Clash Design Clasch Design, is a design/dress-making business with a emphasis on individual style and fit. Specializing in weddings, Debs and special occasion wear.