The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.

Frances Burke

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Dr Frances Mary Burke MBE (10 January 1904 - 14 October 1994) was a textile designer and printer, businesswoman, artist and Australian design retailer and advocate. She is best known for her modernist minimal mid-twentieth century printed furnishing fabric designs and co-founding Burway Prints (Frances Burke Fabrics Pty Ltd from 1942), one of Australia's earliest registered textile screen printeries. These mid-century modern textiles feature motifs drawn from nature including Australian flora …