Assembling the best in textile art from around Australia the 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial titled ‘Open House’, curated by Glenn Barkley, will have a strong Indigenous, multi-cultural and environmental focus. Barkley explained, “For many artists working within the construct of the ‘art world’, as opposed to the ‘craft world’, textiles appeal for the same reasons as do ceramics: for the sense of social inclusion and the sheer aesthetic and conceptual unruliness; for the sense of ‘anything goes’ and ‘anyone can do it’ – LOLs galore; and because of a palpable flattening of hierarchy and gender.” Artists include; Sally Blake, John Brooks, Sue Ryan of GhostNets Australia, Gomeroi Gaaynggal Centre, Treahna Hamm, Joy Ivill, Carol McGregor, Rebecca Mayo, Noongar Doll Makers, Raquel Ormella, Julia Robinson, Ema Shin, Jeanette Stok and Meredith Woolnough. Showing at Tamworth Regional Gallery from 14 October, and touring between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2020.
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Kirstie Rea's new work responds to DESIGN Canberra's theme of 'care', and the festival's celebration of the ways that care and caring is valuable and vital during these unprecedented times.Read more