The Hogsback History Tapestry
A few years ago members of Hogsback got together with the idea of producing a unique Hogsback History Tapestry which would be inclusive and show our heritage. Trevor Webster wrote a history in 10 stages and artists illustrated each. Then 8 people volunteered to make tapestries of 8 different stages. The completed tapestry hung in the VIC from 2014.
Now that the Municipality has ended our use of the VIC we should make an alternate plan for the display of the tapestry. I write to ask the Hogsback community for ideas of what should be done with the tapestry. We need a volunteer to display the tapestry in a public place like an hotel (the present visitors centre does not have the space).
The tapestry consists of 8 joined cloth embroidered panels, each 77cm high and 104cm long, totalling 8 1/2metres long.
Another thought is that, in addition, photos be taken of each and they be placed in glassed boxes in a safe central public place, perhaps off the main street, for visitors and residents to be able to see easily.
Please reply to Trevor Webster, firstname.lastname@example.org , with ideas.
The 8 panels are:
1 The Beginning of the World by Fiona Almeleh;
2 Nature: mountains and rivers by Deanne Love;
3 Nature: plants and animals by Madelaine Barry;
4 Early hunter-gatherers, Khoisan by Suneya Harvey;
5 The Coming of the amaXhosa by Margaret Fourie and Lynn Wostenholme;
6 The Coming of the Missionaries by Lynn Johnston;
7 The Establishment of Hogsback by Carol Nieth;
8 Hogsback a Growing Town by Deanne Love.
An example of the first of the panels: