A Gift of Wrapping Paper
Wrapping paper rarely survives, but thanks to Bron Larner, who has been collecting this art form for over thirty years, her substantial donation will now be made available through the John Oxley Library to researchers and anyone else wishing to explore the beauty and quirkiness of this collection.
This collection is important as it illustrates an integral part of our daily rituals - birth, marriage, and other special occasions, it also reflects contemporary fashion and changing values. Each piece of this beautifully printed paper highlights the influences of a particular period in time, whether it is popular culture, technological change or international design.
It gives an inside look at textile design, advertising in the form of food product labels, comic characters, and Australian flora and fauna that reflect our heritage and illustrates an Australian lifestyle – truly a wonderful gift.