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Prints & Drawings

Saturday 30th April - Sunday 2nd October 2022

For this showcase of the TAMA Collection, we chose a medium that makes a rare appearance in our exhibition program: prints and drawings. The artworks here span the Gallery’s 50-year history. Some of these little-known and …

Works from the TAMA Collection

Saturday 25th June - Sunday 6th November 2022

Ararat Gallery was established in 1968 as a few small rooms in the Old Municipal Offices of the Ararat Town Hall. Taking inspiration from Ararat’s historical association with fine merino wool production, we have been committed …

Jade Kahle: Scarf Work

Thursday 11th August - Tuesday 27th September 2022

Jade Kahle is an Ararat-based artist working under the label name zooblast. Jade knits scarves, beanies and mittens, as well as soft, pliable sculptures inspired by squids, snakes and dogs that blur the lines between object …

The Lady Barbara Grimwade Collection

Saturday 3rd September 2022 - Sunday 19th March 2023

Lady Barbara Grimwade (born Barbara Gaerloch Kater) was born on 27th August 1935 in Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia. Barbara’s early years were spent in the Orana Region of New South Wales. Lady Barbara Grimwade’s interest …

Carole Mules: Family, Community, Art, Environment

Friday 7th October 2022 - Sunday 5th February 2023

Carole Mules (nee Anderson) was born in 1946 at the Willaura Bush Nursing Hospital to parents Arthur and Dulcie, who were working at Mt William Stations a few kilometres out of town. It was in her …

The Utopia Collection

Saturday 21st May - Sunday 14th August 2022

In 1998 during a reconnaissance tour whilst researching potential art works for inclusion in the “13th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial”, curator Gillian McCracken met with Utopia artists in Central Australia. She was immediately smitten by the …

Pages From a Lockdown Diary

Friday 4th March - Sunday 19th June 2022

Stemming from studio activity during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, Pages From A Lockdown Diary is a collection of artworks which measure and mark the passing of time, in works built up from daily repetitive …

The Stan Kelly Art Group | From The Garden

Friday 11th February - Sunday 15th May 2022

The Stan Kelly Art Group was founded in 1981 when one of Ararat’s most important artistic sons, Stan Kelly OAM, began teaching watercolour painting at the Ararat Town Hall’s Art Craft Workshop (now the Ararat Arts …

Backyard Havens

Friday 11th February - Sunday 15th May 2022

Taking a prompt from the Stan Kelly Art Group exhibition theme of ‘From the Garden’, we searched the TAMA Collection for artworks that evoke the tranquillity of outdoor spaces and the creatures that inhabit them. Drawing …

John Eagle | Horizons

Friday 19th November 2021 - Monday 18th April 2022

John Eagle is an Ararat-based potter, renowned in Australia and internationally for his striking copper red glaze. A graduate of RMIT, Eagle has worked with clay for over 40 years to develop his signature range of …

W. Howard Brandenburg | Anabranch

Wednesday 2nd February - Wednesday 6th April 2022

W. Howard Brandenburg is an artist based in Wickliffe, a small township 50km south of Ararat. Brandenburg is fascinated in what makes the human species so successful and what that success means for the balance of …

Golden Textures Art Quilts

Friday 29th October 2021 - Sunday 27th February 2022

Every two years Central Goldfields Art Gallery hosts Golden Textures, a national contemporary art quilt award. The works on display here are past winners, plus a work by Jenny Bacon, the co-founder of the award. Maryborough-based …

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, …

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 …

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