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Carole Mules

Carole Mules, 'Women at Lake Buninjon' 2020 3000px (1)

Carole Mules

8 Oct 2022 – 5 Feb 2023

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.

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

Gallery Details

Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia)
Vincent Street
Ararat VIC 3377
T: (03) 5352 2836
E: gallery@ararat.vic.gov.au

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
Weekends, 10am to 4pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.