OPEN HOUSE: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial 2017
Tour Dates and Exhibition Venues
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW: 28 July - 14 October 2018
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW: 16 November 2018 – 28 January 2019
Artisan - Queensland’s Centre for Craft and Design: 23 February - 27 April 2019
Broken Hill Regional Gallery, NSW: 10 May - 7 July 1919
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, SA: 28 July - 8 September 2019
Jam Factory at Seppeltsfield, SA: 4 October - 24 November 2019
Swan Hill Regional Gallery, VIC: 6 December 2019 - 26 January 2020
Orange Regional Gallery, NSW: 8 February - 22 March 2020
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, NSW: 28 March - 10 May 2020
Bundaberg Regional Gallery, QLD: 25 June - 23 August 2020
Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended, porous nature of textiles practice today. It introduces a group of artists who have not previously exhibited in the triennial.
All are linked in some way to a sense of broader engagement with things outside of themselves and their studios. Many celebrate the process of belonging that comes from working with other artists, while others take on wide-ranging issues such as the landscape and the environment, and the artist’s place in a world beset by environmental, social and cultural upheaval.
Bringing it all together is a kind of openness that comes through exhibiting, talking and creating which can involve both artist and viewer as equal participants. The making process is equally as important as the works themselves, and the conversations while creating and showing create an open house where all ideas and responses are welcome.
Exhibition Curator, Glenn Barkley
Tamworth Regional Gallery’s association with textile art dates back to the early 1970s. The Tamworth Textile Triennial, held every three years, showcases the best of textile art from across the country, attracting artist participation from all states in Australia.
Noongar Doll Makers
Tamworth Regional Gallery
466 Peel Street Tamworth