Specific textile skills covered in this exhibition range from resist printed textiles to hand embroidered cross-stitch, from metal wire knitted on a machine to cloth woven on a jacquard loom.
A Victorian style mourning dress stained with a fugitive dye; pictures made of buttons detailing a migrant experience; hand printed resist style patterned cloth and machine knitted metal sculptural forms. These are some of the textile works to be shown at the 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial exhibition titled Sensorial Loop.
Demonstrating a legacy for sustaining a cultural heritage associated with textile practice for more than 30 years, the 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial features 22 creative textile artists represent a cross section of demographics from many states and one territory in Australia.
This exhibition showcases the changing ideas and professional craftsmanship associated with contemporary textile practice in Australia. The use of traditional and machine technologies, the collaboration and inter-disciplinary profiles of practitioners, the trend of slow making and sustainable practice is challenging the perception of the discipline of textiles. There is blurring within the definition of creative practice and Sensorial Loop aims to capture that shift in this exhibition.
Alana Clifton-Cunningham, Anton Veenstra, Belinda Von Mengersen, Brook Morgan, Carly Scoufos C, Cecilia Heffer, Cresside Collette, Demelza Sherwood, Elisa Markes-Young, Esther Paleologos, Jennifer Robertson, Julie Montgarrett, Lucy Irvine, Martha McDonald, Meredith Hughes, Michele Elliot, Michelle Hamer, Paula Do Prado, Rodney Love, Sera Waters, Tania Spencer, Verity Prideaux
The gallery is located diagonally opposite Melbourne Central Railway Station and can be reached by trams traveling on Swanston and La Trobe Streets, including the City Circle Tram.
Limited street parking is available.