Take me home to Tamworth
Tamworth Country Music Festival is 50 years old in January 2022. As a celebration of this milestone, Tamworth Regional Gallery is presenting an exhibition, Take me home to Tamworth, that interprets Tamworth’s place at the heart of Australian country music.
The exhibition surveys the many dimensions of the Tamworth Country Music Festival, with images and objects associated with key personalities such as Tex Morton, Slim Dusty and Joy McKean, Smoky Dawson, Chad Morgan, Jimmy Little, John Williamson, Keith Urban, Kasey Chambers, Paul Kelly and Troy Cassar-Daley. It includes specially commissioned artworks that will provide fresh artistic perspectives on some of the icons of Australian Country Music, including those with little-known First Nations personal stories.
The Gallery’s own collection, and that of the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame, are the sources of many well-loved items included in the exhibition. Other collections, such as that of the National Portrait Gallery, have also provided images; and specially selected works from photographers who have attended festivals over many decades will also be on display.
Discover the singers, their songs, instruments and costumes, and the fans who have made Tamworth Australia’s ‘Country Music Capital’ from Saturday 4 December 2021 to Sunday, 13 March at Tamworth Regional Gallery.