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Works from the TAMA Collection

Saturday 24th February - Sunday 30th June 2024

Taking inspiration from Ararat’s historical association with fine merino wool production, Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia) has been committed to exhibiting and collecting textile and fibre art since the 1970s. We are custodians of …

Works from the TAMA Collection

Saturday 16th March - Sunday 22nd September 2024

Ararat Gallery was established in 1968 as a few small rooms in the Old Municipal Offices of the Ararat Town Hall. Taking inspiration from Ararat’s historical association with fine merino wool production, we have been committed …

Propositions: Tapestry Design Prize For Architects 2023

Saturday 22nd June - Sunday 6th October 2024

Since 2015, the Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (TDPA) has fostered exciting new creative dialogues between architects and tapestry weavers. In 2023, architects were challenged to design a tapestry for Kerstin Thompson Architect’s Bundanon Art Museum. …

Heather + Kate Dorrough : Lineage

Saturday 13th July - Sunday 27th October 2024

In conversations across time, the multi-disciplinary works of mother and daughter Heather and Kate Dorrough explore the nexus between the arts and crafts movements, female creative lineage, body and landscape, river and fertility, and environmental issues …

Weaving matter: material experimentation

Saturday 12th October 2024 - Sunday 23rd February 2025

To make (our ideas) visible and tangible, we need light and material, any material. And any material can take on the burden of what has been brewing in our consciousness or subconsciousness, in our awareness or …

Kasia Töns | Panoply

Saturday 2nd March - Sunday 16th June 2024

Panoply is an emergency shelter that aims to provide a place of retreat and safety in the first stage of displacement. Motivated by the uncertainty of life and a fascination for textiles and architecture, this project …

New Acquisitions

Saturday 9th September 2023 - Sunday 10th March 2024

The TAMA Collection comprises an extensive survey of contemporary (post-1970s) textile and fibre art practices in Australia, alongside key international influences. While the primary focus of the TAMA Collection is textile and fibre art, there is …

Cara Johnson | Overlay

Saturday 4th November 2023 - Sunday 25th February 2024

Overlay considers the correspondence between inflicted damage on the land and subsequent attempted repair. Materials have been collected based on their relationships to agriculture and landscape restoration: tree guards found tumbling in the undergrowth and floating in creeks; baling …

SIXTY: The Journal of Australian Ceramics 60th Anniversary 1962-2022

Saturday 2nd December 2023 - Sunday 11th February 2024

SIXTY: The Journal of Australian Ceramics 60th Anniversary 1962–2022 is a special ADC On Tour exhibition project presented in partnership with The Australian Ceramics Association to acknowledge this significant anniversary. The Journal of Australian Ceramics (JAC) …

WAMA Art Prize

Saturday 19th August - Sunday 19th November 2023

The WAMA Art Prize, Works on Paper, is a $25,000 biennial national award. Inviting a multi-disciplinary range of nature-inspired Australian artists, the award celebrates connectivity with nature and raises awareness of the importance of conserving our …

Ema Shin | Hearts of Absent Women

Saturday 1st July - Sunday 29th October 2023

Artist Ema Shin is from a Korean family who immigrated to Japan in the 1930s. Born and raised in Japan, she moved to Australia in 2010. As part of a Korean tradition, Shin’s male family members …

Works from the TAMA Collection

Saturday 25th March - Sunday 3rd September 2023

Ararat Gallery was established in 1968 as a few small rooms in the Old Municipal Offices of the Ararat Town Hall. Taking inspiration from Ararat’s historical association with fine merino wool production, we have been committed …

Works from the TAMA Collection

Saturday 8th April - Sunday 6th August 2023

Ararat Gallery was established in 1968 as a few small rooms in the Old Municipal Offices of the Ararat Town Hall. Taking inspiration from Ararat’s historical association with fine merino wool production, we have been committed …

Liz Williamson | Weaving Eucalypts Project

Saturday 4th March - Sunday 25th June 2023

This collaborative project by Australian weaver Liz Williamson explores local colour, cultural connections, and shared weaving traditions. It extends from Williamson’s research into experiments with Australian natural dye plants and unique colours extracted from locally sourced …

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