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Wangaratta Art Gallery

56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677

Gallery 1
Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019
1 June – 11 August

This biennial nationally significant award has been presented by Wangaratta Art Gallery since 2009, and will again be a showcase of textile artistry and talent from across Australia. Wangaratta has a long and prominent history of textiles, both in manufacturing, its social history and as a craft form; Wangaratta Art Gallery builds upon this unique tradition through the presentation of this outstanding award which is guaranteed to appeal to everyone. Importantly the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award continues to present and attract the high calibre practice that Australian artists provide to the national and international textile tableau.

25 May – 30 June | Gallery2
Karen Tapestries and Collages

The Karen are an ethnic minority group from Myanmar, with a rich weaving tradition. In 2010 an art group was established in Melbourne to teach the group collage making. The Karen are natural pattern makers and immediately adapted to this new way of working. In 2013 several women attended a tapestry workshop at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. This collection of work highlights the freedom of their vibrant, colourful collages reflected in their tapestries and demonstrates the joy they have found in their new home.

22 May – 12 July
WPAC Foyer Gallery
John Parkes
WCTA Feature Artist

Adjunct is a mini survey exhibition highlighting the art practice of John Parkes and his association with the Wangaratta Art Gallery, particularly the biennial Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award. To celebrate the 2019 award and to acknowledge Parkes as a nationally significant contemporary practitioner, this selection of works reflect the thinking and processes of an artist/maker attempting to slow the pace of the 21st century.

Open Tues – Sun 10am – 4pm. Closed Mon. Closed Public Holidays & for installation.

Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus, Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere, NSW 2216

Australia – China Institute for Arts and Culture Gallery (Parramatta Campus)

13 May – 12 July 2019
Adam Chang’s Panda’s and Treasures

18 July – 4 October
Chasing the Mountain Light
An exhibition featuring photographs by Yan Zhang.

Gallery open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 3pm.
Parking $9.00 per day.
Ground floor, EA Building, Room EA.G.13, Parramatta Campus
Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2216
T: (02) 9685 9943


Margaret Whitlam Galleries, Female Orphan School (Parramatta Campus)

7 June – 26 July 2019
Dedicated to the Dedicated: Whitlam, The Arts and Democracy
Features the first public exhibition of a unique Folio of artworks gifted to Gough and Margaret Whitlam in 1979 in recognition of the Whitlam Government’s landmark support for the Arts in Australia, presented by Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University.

Gallery open, Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm and the first Saturday of each month. Parking $9.00 per day.
First Level, West Wing, EZ Building, Parramatta Campus
Corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2216.
T: (02) 9685 9210


Margot Hardy Gallery (Bankstown Campus)

14 May – 28 June
Where it Shines
An exhibition featuring photographs by Grace Sui.

2 July- 9 August 2019
An exhibition featuring artworks by students from Belmore South Public School.

Gallery open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5pm.
Parking: $7.00 per day.
Foyer, Building 23, Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra 2214.
T (02) 4620-3450