Archer Thistle, Untitled, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 200mm. Special Education Unit, Quirindi High School.

Walaaybaa (Home) Program

Developed in partnership between the Department of Education, the Art Gallery of NSW and Tamworth Regional Gallery.

WALAAYBAA (HOME) is a regional outreach education program that delivers sustained educational content and experiences introducing local Aboriginal art practice to primary school teachers, students and their wider communities.


06 November - 06 December 2021

Anne Hayes, Banksia serrata, old man banksia, gabiirr (Guugu Yimithirr), (detail) 2017. Watercolour on paper, 63 x 45 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

Artistic Endeavour:

Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson

Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson marks the 250th anniversary of the HMB Endeavour’s voyage along the east coast of Australia. Scientists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, together with illustrator Sydney Parkinson, gathered and recorded many “… curious plants [they] met with on shore”.


12 November 2021 - 06 January 2022

Catherine O'Donnell, STILL LIVES, 2021 Charcoal and Graphite on paper

Catherine O'Donnell - Introduction to Architectural Drawing

Catherine O’Donnell’s beautifully rendered drawings reveal the timeless beauty of everyday buildings and public spaces.

An opportunity to learn from leading Australian artist Catherine O'Donnell. This class will teach participants how to work with tone and perspective to examine the buildings in our local environment.



05 December 2021

10:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Image Credit: A.H. Fullwood, 'The Shoalhaven River from Camberwarra', 1892. Private collection. 

Gary Werskey - Author Talk and Gallery Tour

Author Gary Werskey talks about his book "Picturing a Nation - The art and life of A.H. Fullwood" followed by a tour of Tamworth Gallery.

Friend and contemporary of Tom Roberts, AH Fulwood documented aspects of the Tamworth area, and biographer and cultural historian Gary Werskey captured the life of this painter in his new book Picturing a Nation - The art and life of A.H. Fullwood'. You can hear Gary's author talk, on Tuesday, 7 December, 2-4pm at the Tamworth Library. The talk will be followed by afternoon tea, book signing, and tour at Tamworth Regional Gallery which has some of Fullwood's work in its collection.



07 December 2021

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Tanya Hoolihan, Melaleuca quinquenervia, broad leaved paperbark, ngujur (group name, Yuggara) 2019, graphite on paper, 31 x 19.5 cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

Tanya Hoolihan: Introduction to watercolour for botanical art

A wonderful opportunity to learn watercolours from artist Tanya Hoolihan who is featured in our current exhibition Artistic Endevour

Participants will work from a live botanical specimen to create a graphite study, concentrating on form, shading and contrast. This study will then be used as the basis for a small watercolour painting using the techniques of controlled washes and dry brush application to build colour and form suitable for botanical subjects.



12 December 2021

10:30 AM - 01:30 PM

Photography by Joel Wenitong

Take Me Home to Tamworth: Uncle Roger Knox

Friday 21 January 2022

Kamilaroi/Gomeroi man Roger Knox  will perform in its entirety, his new and as yet unreleased album – a deadly Cultural Country performance. Enjoy this FREE concert showcasing the amazing Uncle Roger Knox. Enjoy the air-conditioned comfort, as you sit amongst the wonderful photographs, memorabilia and artworks that chronical 50 years of the Tamworth Country Music Festival.



21 January 2022

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM