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15 October - 3 December 2016

Tamworth Regional Gallery’s collection holds significant treasures – artworks that capture the essence of textile art, and include iconic pieces from a collection that is nearly 100 years old.

This exhibition also features iconic collection artworks from all periods, mediums and styles, including landscapes by Hans Heysen, Sydney Long, Elioth Gruner, Will Ashton and Elisabeth Cummings.

Changing Face of the Peel

10 December 2016 to 4 February 2017

As one of the major waterways in the Namoi catchment, the Peel River has had a significant effect on the people living close to it.

From the Gomeroi/Kamilaroi peoples who traditionally lived along its length, through to the early Europeans and developing townships along its course, people have used the river in many different ways; ways that have changed over time as society and technology has developed.

Changing Face of the Peel uses art to explore these stories and to illustrate how human use of the Peel River has changed over time.

For the love of Art
22 October - 26 November 2016

This biannual exhibition at the gallery highlights the achievements of students Maria Henry. This showcase for the skills and talents of the participants is a tribute to the students themselves and an acknowledgement of teacher Maria’s many years of guidance and inspiration.

For the love of Art encourages the students to express themselves through diverse content, styles, mediums, techniques and subject matter.

Stuart Boggs
10 December 2016 to 14 January 2017

‘The more that I paint and play with the landscape, the more I realise how my geological background has influenced the way I paint … geology being the palette of all landscapes.’ This exhibition presents works inspired by the landscapes in Stuart Boggs’s immediate environment – namely, the gorge country around Armidale, especially Dangars Falls – as well as by coastal landforms and, more recently, the Gloucester.

Gallery I & Gallery Foyer
Three women went to China
Suzanne Archer, Hanna Kay & Sarah Tomasetti

19 August to 8 October 2016

Three women did go to China, together and separately, more than once. And returned, but not unchanged.
This exhibition brings together the paintings, drawings, sculptures, assemblages, and frescoes that Suzanne Archer, Hanna Kay and Sarah Tomasetti have made in response to their encounters in China.

Image below: Great Wall, China, 2012, digital image. Photograph: Hanna Kay.

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Gallery 2
Cloth: Seeds to Bloom
Cloth: Seeds to Bloom
3 September to 15 October 2016

This exhibition traces a gentle freehand arc from the first Australian Design Centre collection, called ‘Seeds’, to last year’s collection, ‘Bloom’. Artworks, fabric, furniture, and gorgeous lights by Graham and Graham – you’ll soak in the colours, feel the textures, and get an insight into the process and ideas that go into creating each collection.

An Australian Design Centre Touring Exhibition — developed and first presented by Sturt Gallery, Mittagong as Cloth Fabric: 20 Years in the Making.

Images above and below: Julie Patewrson, Cloth: Seeds to Bloom, photograph courtesy of Armelle Habbib
Community Space
at Ray Walsh House
Wet & Dry
Moonbi Art Group

The Art Group came about from the need for studio space in the Moonbi community where practising artists could exchange views, ideas and inspiration.
Moonbi is a very small, close-knit community, and word of mouth soon had a diverse and talented group of artists delighted with the opportunity to share their experiences, and to communicate with, encourage and support each other.

Image above Mary Attard, Winter in New England (detail), 2016 Watercolour on Arches 300gsm rough paper. Image below Alanna Mason Droving in the rain, medium, Carbon and graphite pencils on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper200gsm

Ray Walsh House
Tamworth Regional Community
Gallery Space
437 Peel Street
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri
8.30am - 5pm

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