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Mini Makers Art Club

Mini Makers Art Club is taking a break in October and November, but in the meantime we have some fun take-away kits for your young artists to make at home! All you need to add is …

Stitching Circle

An informal monthly gathering for lovers of stitching, on the first Thursday of the month, 1 – 3pm. Bring your own hand-stitching projects to work on with some friendly company. All varieties of stitching and skill …

Frances Burke Floor Talk

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this talk will be pre-recorded and published online; date TBC. Frances Burke was Australia’s most influential and celebrated textile designer of the 20th century. Distinctly evocative of Australia’s natural beauty, her designs …

Workshop: ‘Tsutsumu’ Japanese Wrapping

Saturday 31 July, 1.30pm – 3.30pm The practice of wrapping thoughtfully is a part of Japanese history, and has evolved to become a sustainable practice that continues in their culture today. Inspired by items held in …

Workshop: ‘Mottainai’ Japanese Slow Stitch

Saturday 31 July 2021, 10am – 12.30pm Inspired by her textile collection featured in the ‘Thread of Life’ exhibition, Leanne O’Sullivan will show the tradition of the Japanese slow stitch in this enjoyable class. Participants will …

Artist Talk with Kate Rohde

Join us for an artist talk presented by Kate Rohde on Saturday 3 July at 2pm! Melbourne-based artist Kate Rohde makes highly ornate sculptural objects, taking inspiration from Rococo and Baroque decorative art, science, zoomorphism and …

Artist Talk with Lisa Waup

Join us for an artist talk presented by Lisa Waup on Saturday 13 March at 2pm! Lisa Waup is a multidisciplinary artist and curator working across weaving, printmaking, photography, sculpture, textiles and installation. Waup will discuss …

NGV Kids on Tour

Saturday 9th - Sunday 17th January 2021

Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia) is thrilled to once again host NGV Kids on Tour this summer! NGV Kids on Tour offers families throughout Victoria the opportunity to engage with art through free hands-on …

Mini Makers Art Club

Tuesday 4th February - Tuesday 1st December 2020

This activity is currently closed due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please stay tuned for updates on when it will resume. Ararat Gallery TAMA’s monthly Mini Makers Art Club is designed especially for preschoolers with a craft theme inspired …

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 …

NGV Kids on Tour

Tuesday 14th January - Sunday 16th February 2020

Activity extended due to popular demand! Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia) is excited to be hosting NGV Kids on Tour from 14 January – 16 February 2020! This program encourages children to engage with …

Artist talk with Paul Yore

Saturday 8th February 2020

Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia) is pleased to announce our upcoming artist talk with Paul Yore, taking place as part of his solo exhibition Let The World Burn, which is showing until 1 March. …

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