Sophie Honess, Rest, 2023, pre-owned vintage wool and latch hook mat, 1500x1200 mm Photography Miranda Heckenberg.

Residue + Response: 5th Tamworth Textile Triennial

Curated by Dr Carol McGregor

Residue + Response: Tamworth Textile Triennial builds on the tradition of the Tamworth Fibre Textile collection which first began in 1973, showcasing 50 years of contemporary textile artists. The 2023 Textile Triennial is a celebration of 50 years of the National Textile Collection promoting and sustaining the unique cultural heritage associated with both the history and technology of textile practice.


09 September 2023 - 11 February 2024

Image: Kelcie Bryant – Duguid, Abundance (detail) Plaster, beeswax, damar resin, batik, dye, silk, papers, graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolour, oil stick, pan pastel on board, Phtography Kelcie Bryant-Duguid.

The girl who climbed trees

Kelcie Bryant-Duguid

The girl who climbed trees highlights traditional and non-traditional surfaces and materials, for contemporary stitch, print, dye, and textile manufacture. Bryant-Duguid uses found and sustainable materials including repurposed paper, household plastic packaging, thrifted fabrics, locally sourced fibre and reclaimed materials.


21 October - 03 December 2023

Julia Griffin, Moonbi hills, (detail) 2023, oil on paper, 380 x 1050mm. Photography and copyright the Artist.

Land and Sky

Julia Griffin and Gemma King

Land and Sky   Julia Griffin & Gemma King     Julia Griffin and Gemma King are Walcha artists and mother and daughter. They are both printmakers and drawn to the sublime beauty of ink on paper. Gemma King experiments with multiple layering of colour to make unique reduction and jigsaw linocut prints of the transient nature o...


09 December 2023 - 04 February 2024

Liz Williamson, Shadows of the wardrobe (detail), 2011 and 2023, Joan Ross, Neither warm nor comfortable, 2022, Dana Harris, fieldwork, 2023

5th Tamworth Textile Triennial - Residue + Response : Guided Tour

Connecting histories and futures

Gallery staff and volunteers will lead a free exhibition tour - which celebrates 50 years of textile art at the Tamworth Regional Gallery. The 5th Textile Triennial; curated by Dr Carol McGregor. All welcome to join us and learn more about the artists and work that make up this amazing exhibition.


10 December 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM