National Tour

Photography by Steve Gonsalves Photographics

Open House: 3rd Textile Triennial National Tour

Tamworth Textile Triennial, held every three years, showcases the best of textile art from across the country, attracting artist participation from all states in Australia. The 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial has been curated by Glenn Barkley using an Open House theme. 

“Open House: Tamworth Textile Triennial celebrates the open-ended, porous nature of textiles practice today. It introduces a group of artists who have not previously exhibited in the triennial. 
All are linked in some way to a sense of broader engagement with things outside of themselves and their studios. Many celebrate the process of belonging that comes from working with other artists, while others take on wide-ranging issues such as the landscape and the environment, and the artist’s place in a world beset by environmental, social and cultural upheaval. 
Bringing it all together is a kind of openness that comes through exhibiting, talking and creating which can involve both artist and viewer as equal participants. The making process is equally as important as the works themselves, and the conversations while creating and showing create an open house where all ideas and responses are welcome.”    

National Tour Dates:  

  • Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW 13 October – 10 December 2017

  • Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW 28 July – 14 October 2018

  • Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW 16 November 2018 – 28 January  2019

  • Artisan, Queensland Craft and Design Centre, QLD 23 February – 27 April 2019

  • Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW 10 May – 7 July 2019

  • Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, SA 20 July – 8 September 2019

  • JamFactory at Seppeltsfield, SA 21 September  – 24 November 2019

  • Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, VIC 6 December 2019 – 26 January 2020

  • Town Hall Gallery Melbourne, VIC 1 February – 15 March 2020

  • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, NSW 28 March – 10 May 2020

  • Australian Design Centre, NSW  9 June – 29 July 2020


Ema Shin: Devoted Body (detail) 2017
Ema Shin
Devoted Body (detail), 2017
Linen, silk, muslin, water-based ink, acrylic ink,
cotton thread, woodblock print, block print,
urauchi (Chine-collé), natural dye, embroidery
1800mm x 2600mm
Photography by Oleksandr Pogorilyi