Tamworth Textile Triennial

Sybil Orr, Sandstone 

Photo: Lou Farina 

Tamworth Textile Triennial

The Tamworth Regional Gallery is renowned for our Tamworth Textile Triennial.

The Triennial, held every three years, showcases the best of textile art from across the country, attracting artist participation from all states in Australia, wide audiences and critical review. The Triennial also assists to continue the development of our textile collection, as many works are purchased for the Tamworth Regional Gallery’s permanent collection.


Expressions of interest are now open for the 5th Tamworth Textile Triennial, to be held in 2023. Expressions of interest are encouraged from a variety of disciplines, age groups, emerging artists and established practitioners.


The 5th Tamworth Textile Triennial builds on the tradition of the Tamworth Fibre Textile exhibitions which first began in 1973, showcasing 50 years of contemporary textile artists. There are few events in Australia that can demonstrate such a strong tradition of promoting and sustaining the unique cultural heritage associated with both the history and technology of textile practice.

The 5th Tamworth Textile Triennial will be curated by Carol McGregor an artist, curator, educator who lives and works in Meanjin (Brisbane). 

Learn more here