Why is art and craft important in today's world? Pre-Covid, I visited the Royal Melbourne Show at the Melbourne Show Grounds. I was hoping to do the rides, get acquainted with farm animals and come away with a couple of show bags. Little did I know, I would stumble upon some amazing works of art and craft at the Spotlight Makers' Pavilion. Crochet flowers, hats, embroidery and quilts had me transfixed. And here I was, thinking, art and craft were losing ground to mechanization in today's world. That's when it struck me, art and craft is more relevant today than ever before!
Mary Quant, the iconic British fashion designer put mini skirts on the world fashion map. Mary inspired many a young woman to break out of the traditional mode. She was a powerful role model of feminism.