To celebrate the 125th anniversary of construction of the Coolart Homestead, Friends of Coolart have commissioned 2 commemorative tea towels for purchase plus aprons featuring the White Ibis. The tea towels and apron can be ordered on line or purchased from the FOC shop at Coolart.
Stately Coolart Homestead was commissioned in 1896 by Melbourne businessman Frederick Shepherd Grimwade, who purchased the Coolart Estate in 1895. Designed by Melbourne architectural firm Reed, Smart and Tappin, the Homestead was constructed between 1896 and 1897. It is a stunning example of the Second Empire architectural style, with its distinctive three-storey tower and mansard roof.
To mark this special anniversary the Friends of Coolart have produced Coolart 1896 tea towels, showcasing the Homestead in two styles. One is a traditional watercolour illustration of the Homestead in full colour, and the other a black-and-white sketch in contemporary style. The drawings are the work of Melbourne artist Bec Jacobsen.
Please complete the form below to order tea towels & aprons. They are also available for purchase at the Friends Shop at Coolart.