Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial Education Resources
The Tamworth Regional Gallery is renowned for our Tamworth Textile Triennial.
The Triennial, held every three years, showcases the best of textile art from across the country, attracting artist participation from all states in Australia, wide audiences and critical review. The Triennial also assists to continue the development of our textile collection, as many works are purchased for the Tamworth Regional Gallery’s permanent collection.
Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial clearly connects us to that past, while also consolidating the gallery’s identity and engagement with its community today. Included in the exhibition are both nationally acclaimed and local textile artists, some of whom initiated the inaugural textile exhibitions in Tamworth.
This third triennial is an opportunity to build on the rich cultural history and reputation established by the preceding biennials and triennials, while creating meaningful audience engagement by stimulating new conversations about who we are and where we come from. Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial provides an opportunity to tell important national narratives, to deliver work of significance, selected from across the country, and to continue this important story.
The Tamworth Regional Gallery has developed an extensive Education Kit that is available for teachers and touring venues to use as required.
The Tamworth Regional Gallery has developed a Children’s Art Trail for use in the exhibition space and this is designed for children and families to better understand and experience Open House: 3 rd Tamworth Textile Triennial at each venue.
Wobbegong Shark, 2017
Fishing net, fishing line, nylon rope,
plastic, steel wire, bamboo
1450mm x 3600mm
Photography by Steve Gonsalves