From the President & Committee
TRG Friends meet at TRG Meeting Room - 5:30 pm on the second Monday
of the month.
Monday 11 February 2013
at 5pm, Gallery Meeting Room.
Image Above friends member & volunteer, john conducts a tour of Ocean to Outback.
Alison and Yvonne at the last Less is More in 2007
FROM THE FRIENDS
An important role of the Friends is the provision of funds for the acquisition of works for the gallery collections.
Friends acquisitions 2009 to 2011
Alana Clifton-Cunningham Second Skin: Neck Pods 2007, wool and Tasmanian oak veneer 900 x 600 x 100 mm Purchased by the Friends of the Gallery from Momentum 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Exhibition 2008
Fiona Gavino Perspectives shift 2008 pith cane 690 x 860 x 650 mm. Purchased by the Friends of the Gallery from Momentum 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Exhibition 2008
Robyn Glade-Wright Wreath for Myriophyllum glomeratum, 2005, hand stitched cotton on polyester organza, 1100 x 1100 mm. Purchased by the Friends of Tamworth Regional Gallery from Momentum 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Exhibition 2008
Elisa Markes-Young, The Strange Quiet of Things Misplaced #6 pencils, pastels, wool, silk, cotton on Belgian linen, 1100 x 1100 mm. purchased by the Friends of Tamworth Regional Gallery from Momentum 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Exhibition 2008
Julia Griffin b1958 Last Light III 2009 oil on paper 56 x 76cm unframed 78 x 98 cm framed.
Purchased by the Friends of Tamworth Regional Gallery. 2010
Hanna Kay Hayscape A 2008 oil and tempera on linen 130 x 140 cm. Purchased by Tamworth Regional Council/Gallery with the assistance from the Friends of Tamworth Regional Gallery. 2010
Ross Laurie, Dark day and Sunset, 2009 oil on canvas 109 x 374 cm. Purchased by Tamworth Regional Council/Gallery with the assistance of the Friends of Tamworth Regional Gallery. 2010
Brendan McCumstie Nightmares Polymer clay and wood 24.5 x 37 x 37 cm
Purchased by the Friends of Tamworth Regional Gallery 2010
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.
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
from the director
It is hard to believe that we have just hung our last show for the year. I am reminded of the old saying ‘time flies when you are having fun’ It has been another action packed year full of exhibitions, openings, artist talks and events and I am pleased to report that our visitor numbers have shown a healthy increase with lots of positive feedback.
We have a new sculpture by Roger Noakes titled The Illustrated History of Handles.
This is a new acquisition for the Gallery and looks right
at home in the foyer.
We also have just rehung
the John Coburn tapestry Fanfare in the reception
area which certainly adds a bit of colour to the place. So if you haven’t had a chance to see this wonderful work then now’s the time. It will be up until the end of January 2010.
Of course with Christmas just around the corner you may be looking for that special or unusual gift, so don’t forget to have a look at what we have in the Gallery shop. Lots of new and interesting books, pottery, wood, glass, bags, scarfs, wraps, jewellery, book marks and puzzles.
Friends of the Gallery get 10% off all stock that isn’t on consignment.
Pam, Kate and I are off to Sydney at the end of November for two days to select the work for the ARTEXPRESS exhibition scheduled for May 2010.
The Gallery has been invited to make our own selection for exhibition here in Tamworth
from all the works that have been put aside; ie works by visual arts students who have scored in the top 10% of the state in the 2009 HSC. The works are sent to a warehouse at Hombush Bay
where curators from the Art Gallery of NSW and other invited Gallery representatives can go to
view and select works.
Beside ARTEPRESS next year we will be hosting some wonderful exhibitions:
• Contemporary Chinese Art in January
We will also be showcasing our local and regional
talent with seven shows programmed for 2010
starting with Bronwyn Woodley-Graham in
So next year is shaping up to be another busy and exciting time. I look forward to seeing
you at the Gallery and wish you all a very happy holiday season.
Sandra McMahon, Director Tamworth Regional Gallery
Less is More 3
Special Christmas Exhibition 2012
An exhibition of small works by local and regional artists.
8 to 22 December 2012
A fund raising exhibition all works for sale.
Download entry form above left.
Image below Gallery View Less is More 2010
For further information contact Barbara—0428 659310 or