The Tamworth Regional Gallery is renowned for its 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 their textile collection, as many works are purchased for the Tamworth Regional Gallery's permanent collection.
Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial clearly connects Tamworth Regional Gallery 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 Open House Education Kit.
The Tamworth Regional Gallery has also 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: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial. Download the Children's Art Trail here.