Exhibitions

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Paul Yore | Let The World Burn

Saturday 9th November 2019 - Sunday 1st March 2020

Let The World Burn features an uncomfortable intermingling of images, words, ideologies and materials. Achieved through painstaking hand-embroidering techniques, Yore uses these to question the cultural codes that govern one’s body and behaviour; and examine the …

Collected, Saved and Combined 

Saturday 7th December 2019 - Sunday 7th June 2020

Collected, Saved and Combined brings together pieces from Ararat Gallery TAMA’s Permanent Collection that have been made from repurposed materials. Spanning the 1980’s through to today, the works innovatively use everyday items to explore contemporary Australian life. …

Drawing dashes between dots | Siying Zhou

Saturday 14th March - Sunday 12th July 2020

Although her residency has now come to an end, Siying Zhou will return to Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia) for her solo exhibition in March 2020. We can’t wait to share this exciting project …

fifty: Celebrating 50 Years of Collecting Fibre Art 

Saturday 20th October 2018 - Sunday 1st December 2019

Due to popular demand, this exhibition has been expanded and extended with ‘fifty something’. Established in 1968, Ararat Gallery TAMA has a distinctive place amongst Australia’s public galleries through its longstanding commitment to supporting and promoting …

The Digitisation Project – Behind the Scenes

Monday 3rd June - Sunday 27th October 2019

‘The Digitisation Project – Behind the Scenes’, includes pieces that were chosen by the 10 staff members who worked on a recent Creative Victoria project to digitally photograph around 900 pieces from the Gallery’s permanent collection. …

Hannah Gartside | Fantasies

Saturday 20th July - Sunday 20th October 2019

Hannah Gartside often works with items of vintage women’s clothing – particularly underwear and sleepwear – to explore female subjectivity. Fantasies is an ongoing suite of sculptural works that engage the materiality and embedded memories of these …

Going Round in Squares

Saturday 9th March - Sunday 30th June 2019

Ararat Gallery TAMA is excited to announce textile artist Sera Waters’ Going Round in Squares will open on March 9 and be on show until June 30. As part of this exhibition, Sera will also present a blackwork …

TESTAMENT: Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisitions

Monday 5th November 2018 - Sunday 3rd March 2019

The exhibition reveals the dynamic uptake of textiles in Australia’s contemporary art practise.  Building on the gallery’s comprehensive collection of post-minimalist and craft-based textile fibre art from the 1970s and 1980s, these more recent purchases showcase …

Paul E Mason

Saturday 20th October 2018 - Sunday 24th February 2019

“Baudin saw no justification for dispossessing the Tasmanians of their land.  His observations of their life and customs had not led him to believe that they would benefit from the çivilizing’influence of the Europeans, as Peron …

Animalia Australis

Friday 19th October 2018 - Sunday 24th February 2019

Animalia Australis is an Art Gallery of Ballarat Touring Exhibition. This exhibition tells a remarkable story of art in the service of science during a period when Australia was opening up its secrets to the scientific …

Material Constructs: The Home Stretch – Sarah crowEST

Friday 3rd August - Sunday 28th October 2018

Presented in association with Craft as part of its Craft Forward series, Material Constructs: The Home Stretch features new work by Sarah crowEST, in response to two earlier textile artworks acquired from the artist in 1995 …

Kylie on Stage

Saturday 4th August - Sunday 7th October 2018

Ararat Gallery TAMA presents Kylie on Stage – a touring exhibition by Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault. Kylie on Stage celebrates magical moments from Kylie Minogue’s highly successful concert tours and charts the …