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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 …

Mini Makers Art Club

Tuesday 1st February - Tuesday 6th December 2022

Ararat Gallery TAMA’s monthly Mini Makers Art Club is designed especially for preschoolers with a craft theme inspired by a different storybook each month. Each session includes a story reading and guided craft activities designed to …

Kids Workshop: Make your monster scarf

Join local artist Jade Kahle to make your monster scarf! Saturday 10 September Morning session 10am – 12pm → Suitable for age 8 to 12 years old → Materials provided → $5/person, bookings essential Afternoon session …

Screen-printing workshop with Nicola Cerini

Saturday 29 October, 10am – 4pm Immerse yourself in experimenting with a simple and effective screen printing technique using paper stencils. Nicola will teach the basics of screen printing on fabric and give you the skills …

The Lady Barbara Grimwade Collection Official Opening

Donated to Ararat Gallery TAMA in the early 1990s, The Lady Barbara Grimwade Collection comprises her personal wardrobe including clothing, hats, handbags, shoes and assorted accessories. Featuring the designs of Arija Austin, the owner and designer …

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Kids Workshop: Nature Collage with Emma Stenhouse!

Thursday 30 June, 10am – 12pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm Join us for a two-hour workshop with Early Childhood Educator and First Nations Artist Emma Stenhouse. This workshop will delight the senses, inspire creativity and allow …

After-hours Opening

On Thursday 23 June we are teaming up with our neighbours, Ararat Town Hall, for a special after-hours viewing of our exhibitions! Meander through the gallery, grab a drink at the Town Hall bar and make …

Pages From a Lockdown Diary: Artist Talk

Join us for an Artist Talk presented by Carole Wilson and Tim Craker on Saturday 4 June 2022, 1-2pm. Free entry, bookings essential. Please scroll down to book ↓ Stemming from studio activity during the lockdowns …

Author + Illustrator Talk with Janette Lucas

Join local artist and author Janette Lucas on Saturday 2 April for an in-depth discussion on how to develop a children’s book, from creating a story and characters, to approaching publishers. Ideal for aspiring writers and illustrators! …

Introduction to watercolour and ink illustration with Janette Lucas

Join local artist and author Janette Lucas on Saturday 2 April for an introduction to watercolour and ink illustration. Janette will guide you through a simple character development exercise. Ideal for absolute beginners or experienced practitioners! …

Catherine O’Leary Artist Talk

Join us for an Artist Talk presented by Catherine O’Leary on Friday 18 March 2022 at 11am. Catherine O’Leary is an Australian Artist, based in Castlemaine who works primarily in the Textile Arts. With a formal …

Pages From a Lockdown Diary: Official Opening

Join us for the official opening of ‘Pages From a Lockdown Diary’, an exhibition by artists Carole Wilson + Tim Craker, on Saturday 5 March at 2pm. Opening speeches from 2pm, followed by refreshments served at …

Frances Burke Floor Talk

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this talk was presented via Zoom; please scroll down to watch! Frances Burke was Australia’s most influential and celebrated textile designer of the 20th century. Distinctly evocative of Australia’s natural beauty, her …

NGV Kids on Tour

Saturday 15th - Sunday 23rd January 2022

Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia) is thrilled to host NGV Kids on Tour this summer! NGV Kids on Tour offers FREE artist designed activities easily accessible to families in their local communities. Ararat Gallery …

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