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Women at Lake Buninjon (detail) 2020, machine stitching on eco dyed silk and cotton, 49 x 59cm. Collection of Warwick Mules and Helen Miller.
© The artist’s estate


Carole Mules

A tribute exhibition to local artist Carole Mules


Free Entry


Saturday 8th October 2022 - Sunday 19th March 2023


10.00am - 4.00pm


Ararat Gallery TAMA



Carole Mules (nee Anderson) was born in 1946 at the Willaura Bush Nursing Hospital to parents Arthur and Dulcie, who were working at Mt William Stations a few kilometres out of town. It was in her youth that working on the land with her father had a profound influence on her personal development and provided Carole with a sense of place and a passion for landscapes and geography.

After studying art and teaching at the School of Mines in Ballarat, Carole moved to Melbourne to raise a family where she developed her interest in photography, textiles and ceramics while pursuing a career in community development. A move to rural SE Queensland in the early 1980s saw Carole set up art and theatre programmes, and study to gain a degree in Land Management.

Having returned to Western Victoria in the 2010s, Carole undertook further study to develop her textiles practice, and drew on the history and memories of Willaura and surrounding regions for inspiration. Carole created a rich pallet of textures and colours using combinations of contact printing with native plants and found objects, freehand machine stitching, hand stitching, cut and collage, floral resist, and tying and folding fabric.

Carole passed away in September 2021 following a short illness.

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