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GALLERY 1
Group Exchange, 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial

16 August to 18 October 2014

There are 22 creative textile artists who represent a cross section of demographics in Australia. The curator, Cecilia Heffer, focus for GROUP EXCHANGE is to promote excellence and diversity and to encourage artists working with textiles to explore ideas surrounding collaborative practice. This exhibition provides intriguing insights into the state of textile art practice in Australia today. It is a sensory journey, revealing the tactility, diversity and adventurous nature of textile art.

The Antipodean Steampunk Show
26 October to 6 December 2014

Contemporary technology and Victorian styling collide in spectacular fashion at The Antipodean Steampunk Show.
If today’s technology had been introduced in the 19th century, what would the world look like?
The Antipodean Steampunk Show attempts to answer this question in a fascinating mash-up of past, future and fantasy.

back country India Flint
13 December 2014 to 31 January 2015

Flint’s creative practice conflates the visual and written poetics of place and memory, using ecologically sustainable contact print processes from plants and found objects together with walking, drawing, assemblage, mending, stitch and text as a means of mapping country, recoding and recording responses to landscape.


GALLERY 2
Versatility and Diversity
A Tamworth Fibre Textile Collection Exhibition

16 August - 13 September 2014

Showcasing the versatility and diversity of the Tamworth Fibre Textile Collection.

For the love of Art
Students of Maria Henry

20 September - 11 October 2014

This exhibition showcases recent works by the students of local artist and teacher Maria Henry.

Local Heroes
Tamworth Aero Club

15 - 18 October 2014
An exhibition initiated by Tamworth Aero Club to coincide with The Festival of Flight, featuring the records and memorabilia of former Tamworth pilots who served at war.

Paradisum Curiosum
Marie Larkin

25 October - 29 November 2014
Larkin’s works are inspired by long solitary walks through the Melbourne Botanic Garden, her paintings pay homage to Rococo painter, Antoine Watteau ( 1684 – 1721) and the English painter Thomas Gainsborough( 1727 – 1788). Whilst her creatures, in their little bell jars act as Cabinets of Curiosities.

Gallery I
28 June - 9 August 2014
Strong Women, Strong Painting, Strong Culture

Indigenous Women’s art of the Central and Western Deserts from the Sims Dickson Collection

A groundbreaking celebration of the power and importance of contemporary women’s artmaking in desert Aboriginal communities, developed to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in 2011 and now touring Australia.

This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.

Strong Women Strong Painting Strong Culture is a Cessnock Regional Art Gallery touring exhibition.

Image above
Kunmanara Katie KAWINY (c.1921 - 2013) Kapi Tjukula 2010 acrylic on linen 101.5 x 101.5 cm. Painted at Tjala Arts, Amata, South Australia. Image the Sims Dickson Collection.
Gallery 2
28 June - 9 August 2014
a passion
TO CREATE
HUGH OLIVEIRO

A visual feast of creative diversity both in content and style, Hugh’s extensive repertoire as an artist and designer, brings to us a collection of works to excite and intrigue. Eclectic pieces from the 70’s to the present day include; a decorated harpsichord, an original marquette for the Victorian Arts Centre mural and more.

Image above
Hugh Oliveiro Iban Chair. Image Michael Bradfield
Image below
Decorative Harpsichord, handed painted by Hugh Oliveiro. Image Hugh Oliveiro
Community Space
at Ray Walsh House
Art Relay - Pass it On
This is an exhibition of work created during Arts North West’s regionally coordinated mentorship program entitled Art Relay – Pass it On!

The exhibition also launches the newly formed artist collective, Cut Diamond Aboriginal Artist Collaboration.

Arts North West developed the mentorship program for emerging Aboriginal visual artists to empower participants with the information, skills and confidence to grow their art practice.


Ray Walsh House Community
Gallery Space
437 Peel Street
TAMWORTH NSW 2340
Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5pm
Image above Gallery view Art Relay - Pass it on.
Image below Megan Porter
7 Sisters, acrylic on canvas 2013



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