Benefits of becoming a Member of Tamworth Regional Gallery Friends
Become a Friend
Your privileges will include:

Receiving the Friends bi-monthly newsletter with details of events
and arts matters

Invitations to exhibition openings

Invitations to special events for Friends

10% discount on shop stock in The Gallery Shop

Opportunities to meet artists and curators and take part in studio

The TRG Friends is a non-for-profit voluntary group devoted to
promoting community interest in the visual arts and the Tamworth
Regional Gallery

The Friends Acquisition Fund assists the Gallery in the purchase of
works for the collection

The TRG Friends meet at 5:00pm on the second Monday of each
month in the gallery meeting room. All members are most welcome to attend.


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From the President & Committee
TRG Friends meet at Tamworth Regional Gallery 5:00pm on the second Monday of the month.

Monday 12 May 2014
at 5pm, Gallery

Image Above friends member & volunteer, john conducts a tour of Ocean to Outback.
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Alison and Yvonne at the last Less is More in 2007
An important role of the Friends is the provision of funds for the acquisition of works for the gallery collections.

Beth Hatton's work Imprint was purchased in 2013 by the Friends of Tamworth Regional Gallery for the Tamworth Fibre Textile Collection.

Through Imprint Hatton explores the effects of colonisation on native Australian species by marrying kangaroo off-cuts with wool. By weaving these two materials together, the audience considers the impact that introduced species of flora and fauna has on the native environment.

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Imprint (third series numbers 1 and 3) 2013
Woven with kangaroo skin off cuts, wool and red cotton thread on cotton warp
Each runner measures 265 X 88 cm

Barbara McKay Towards the Valley 2011acrylic on canvas 150 x 180 cm, 2011. Purchased by the Friends of Tamworth Regional Gallery, 2011

Over many years the Friends Acquisition Fund has made a significant contribution to the Gallery’s collection of works.

A special Friends' Fundraising exhibition Less is More 3, will open on 7 Dec 2012. This exhibition provides the opportunity for our local and regional audience to appreciate and purchase works by our very talented regional artsists.

The Committee, Friends of Tamworth Regional Gallery.

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Barbara McKay Towards the Valley 2011 acrylic on canvas 150 x 180 cm. Purchased by the Tamworth Regional Gallery Friends in 2011.
From the Director
Mid year message from the Director

As the 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial approaches its final phase, the first stages of the 2nd Triennial are well advanced. On a recent weekend, the curator Cecilia Heffer and 21 of the participating artists had the opportunity to meet at Tamworth Regional Gallery and familiarise themselves with the exhibition space. TRG Director Sandra McMahon is excited by the outcome of the weekend, the first time the artists have had a group meeting, on site at the Gallery, before finalising their work for the triennial. The exhibition of the 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial will open at Tamworth Regional Gallery in August 2014 before it commences its national tour.Sandra McMahon, Director Tamworth Regional Gallery
Friends Early Bird Winner 2014
Friends Early Bird Winner for 2014 is Barbara Ward

For further information contact
Barbara—0428 659310 or
Margaret—6761 8169

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