Artists and Curator

Photography by Steve Gonsalves Photographics

Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial

Open House: Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended nature of textiles practice today. All of the participant artists’ works are linked with things outside of themselves and their studios. Many celebrate the sense 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. Through the process of creating, talking and exhibiting, the artists join together with visitors as equal participants in an open house where all ideas and responses are welcome.


  • Sally Blake ACT
  • John Brooks VIC
  • Sue Ryan of GhostNets Australia NT
  • Gomeroi Gaaynggal Centre NSW
  • Treahna Hamm VIC
  • Joy Ivill NSW
  • Carol McGregor QLD
  • Rebecca Mayo VIC
  • Noongar Doll Makers WA
  • Raquel Ormella ACT
  • Julia Robinson SA
  • Ema Shin VIC
  • Jeanette Stok QLD
  • Meredith Woolnough NSW

Exhibition Curator: Glenn Barkley, co-founder of The Curators' Department, is a Sydney-based independent curator. He was previously senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (2008–14) and curator of the University of Wollongong Art Collection (1996–2007). In 2007–8 he was director and curator of the Ergas Collection. He has a diverse area of interest and knowledge, including ceramics, textiles, public art, artist books and ephemera, outsider art and other marginal art forms, and public and private collection management and development.

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