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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.

Cloth: Seeds to Bloom
An Australian Design Centre Touring Exhibition
3 September to 15 October 2016
Traces a gentle freehand arc from the first collection called Seeds to last year’s collection Bloom.
Image below
Julie Paterson, Cloth: Seeds to Bloom, photo courtesy of Armelle Habbib.

Gallery I & Gallery Foyer
2014 JADA & Woven Worlds
2014 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

11 June to 6 August 2016

Woven Worlds
Ten years of ‘en plein air’ tapestries
Cresside Collette

16 July to 27 August 2016

2014 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award

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

Woven Worlds
Ten years of ‘en plein air’ tapestries
Cresside Collette

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.

Image below Cresside Collette, The Bridge, Gardiner’s Creek, Box Hill (detail) 2008, woven tapestry, 12.5 x 22.75 cm, Manningham City Council Art Collection. Image: Manningham City Council.
Gallery 2
Back to Burra Bee Dee
Back to Burra Bee Dee
Warwick Keen

9 July to 27 August 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, two very influential women who spoke up for the rights of Aboriginal people
towards the end of the 19th century.

Mary Jane Cain wrote a letter to Queen Victoria in 1893 asking for some acreage to be given to
the Indigenous people. The Governor, on behalf of the Queen, responded and the land was given. This land known as ‘Burra Bee Dee’ is a significant
historical and cultural site for people today.

Image above: Warwick Keen Back to Burra Bee Dee, (detail) 2013, digital print on Canson Rag Photographique paper, 310gsm, 110cm X 80cm.

Image below:Warwick Keen, Sacred Place, (detail) 2013, digital print on Canson Rag Photographique paper, 310gsm, 110cm X 80cm. Image Warwick Keen.
Community Space
at Ray Walsh House
Songlines: the story of us.
Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre

5 July to 29 July 2016

The artworks presented in this exhibition Songlines: the story of us tell the living narrative of the artist’s lives, the lives of their family, community, culture and Nation. The artworks reflect their connection to country, the plants, the animals and the land with which they co-exist. The artworks honour their Elders and ancestral spirits. Likewise it celebrates the life of their children who are the future of their culture and who will continue to carry the songlines long after they have passed

Image above Tayler Cutmore Kamilaroi (Moree, NSW), Goanna and Snake, 2016, Acrylic on Canvas, 500 x 600.
Image below Gallery view Songlines: the story of Us

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

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