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Andrew Chapman

Saturday 5th June - Sunday 7th November 2021

Established in 1968, Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia) holds a distinctive place amongst Australia’s public galleries through its longstanding celebration of textile and fibre art. Ararat’s historical association with fine merino wool production, increasing …

Thread of Life

Saturday 26th June - Sunday 24th October 2021

The Japanese word boro can be translated to rags, but there is a deeper meaning hidden within the threads and stitches of these patched textiles. Characterised by meticulous stitching, hues of indigo, and many-layered patchwork, boro …

Janette Lucas

Friday 20th August - Tuesday 19th October 2021

Janette Lucas is an artist with decades of experience exhibiting her paintings throughout Australia and Indonesia. Her work is held in public collections, including Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), Australian Defence Force …

Frances Burke

Saturday 25th September 2021 - Sunday 6th February 2022

Australia’s most influential and celebrated textile designer of the mid-20th century, Frances Burke (1904-1994) employed Australian native flora, garden flowers, marine subjects, Indigenous culture and increasingly, abstract motifs in her stunning modern fabrics. As a confident, …

Obsessed: Compelled to make

Saturday 1st May - Monday 13th September 2021

Obsessed: Compelled to make explores the preoccupations that drive the creative process, providing an insight into the working practices of fifteen artists from across Australia. Moving beyond the finished work, this project tells the hidden stories …

Looking Through Time

Monday 23rd November 2020 - Sunday 20th June 2021

‘Baskets have always been an integral part of our lives. What is the attraction? Is it the materials they are made from, or is it because of their individuality from being ‘hand’ made without the use …

Inga Hunter

Monday 20th July 2020 - Sunday 23rd May 2021

Inga Hunter is a mixed-media artist recognised for her contribution to the development of textile and fibre art in Australia, particularly in the field of experimental dyeing and batik. Works from the TAMA Collection exhibits the …

Textural Landscapes

Saturday 13th February - Sunday 18th April 2021

This small selection of abstract 2D works from TAMA’s textile collection features some of the movement’s leading artists, from Lois Densham in the 1970s, to Sera Waters today. The works demonstrate the wide range of techniques …

Nanette Bourke

Friday 11th December 2020 - Sunday 18th April 2021

Settling in Moyston in 1984, Nanette Bourke is a prominent figure in the Ararat and Grampians arts community, perhaps best known as a member of the ‘Grampians Four’ group of artists. Bourke has been a printmaker …

Collected, Saved and Combined 

Monday 20th July 2020 - Sunday 7th February 2021

Collected, Saved and Combined brings together pieces from the TAMA Collection that utilise repurposed items to explore contemporary Australian life. Spanning the 1980s through to today, this includes artworks by Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Sarah Crowest, Lois Densham, Richard …

Lionel Lindsay | Drafting Sheep

Monday 20th July - Tuesday 8th December 2020

Drafting Sheep is a collection display that celebrates the work of Lionel Lindsay. Born into an artistic family in Creswick, Victoria, Lindsay (1874-1961) was, without doubt, one of Australia’s great black and white artists – as …

Drawing Dashes Between Dots | Siying Zhou

Saturday 14th March - Sunday 12th July 2020

This exhibition is currently closed due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please stay tuned for updates on when we will re-open. Ararat is the only colonial town in Australia to have been founded by Chinese immigrants; Chinese miners …

Tape It! | Briony Barr

Monday 17th February - Sunday 21st June 2020

This activity is currently closed due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please stay tuned for updates on when we will re-open. Imagine a drawing that has become bored of paper and wandered off the page in search of …

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