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2014 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

11 June until 6 August 2016

This major national biennial award is part of the Clarence Valley community, it’s a cultural tradition. The JADA grew out of the desire of a group of art lovers to have contemporary art in the valley in the early 1960s.

Image below Wendy Sharpe Backstage Burlesque with Venetian Mask, pastel on paper 150 x 140cm
Represented by King St Gallery on William. Image JADA


21 May until 9 July 2016
Emporium provides an example of how shopping and stores had changed over nearly a century. This includes original merchandise and advertising material from previous decades, especially the 1950's

Woven Worlds: Cresside Collett
16 July until 27 August 2016

Working ‘en plein air’ in tapestry brings a whole new dimension to both working in the medium and the art of Interpreting landscape forms, observing them whilst being totally “immersed” in the environment.

Back to Burra Bee Dee
Warwick Keen Gomeroi
3 September until 15 October 2016

Back to Burra Bee Dee” is a celebration of the history and lives of Keen’s great- great grandmother Mary Jane Cain and Great Grandmother Queenie Cain-Robinson, 2 very influential women that spoke up for the rights of Aboriginal people towards the end of the 19th century and continued on into the 1960’s and beyond.

Image below Advertising Poster, Admiration Aprons c.1950, cardboard & ink.
Abikhair Emporium Collection. Image Albury LibraryMuseum.

Gallery I
Vivian Chan Shaw
29 March - 4 June 2016
Vivian Chan Shaw: 40 Years
A Retrospective

This exhibition explores four decades of the work of celebrated Australian fashion label, Vivian Chan Shaw, from 1972 – today. It traces garments starting from the first collection, designed in fabric in the 1970s and follows the transition to the unique hand loomed knitwear, for which Vivian Chan Shaw has a global reputation.

Image above Helen Eager, Directions, (detail) conte on paper, 56 x 76 cm each x 6 panels. Image utopia art Sydney.
image below Gallery view Vivian Chan Shaw: 40 Years/ A Retrospective
Gallery 2
An Albury City Touring Exhibition

21 May - 2 July 2016

Emporium presents a revealing look at the phenomenal rise of the department store, the advent of ready-to-wear clothing and the proliferation of image-based advertising during the 20th century.

The exhibition focuses on items collected before its closure from one of Albury’s longest-running department stores — S.M. Abikhair’s.

Image above: Image above Housetastic (detail) 2015, Tiarna Harrison aged 10 Somerton Public School.
Image below:Jasmine Hawke aged 10 The Hills Tamworth Public School. Image Operation Art.
Community Space
at Ray Walsh House
Just FELT like it !

14 April to 410 May 2016

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Below: Installation view

Ray Walsh House
Tamworth Regional Community
Gallery Space
437 Peel Street
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