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troublemag | July 25, 2017

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Listing State VIC

Wangaratta Art Gallery

56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677

Gallery 1
until – 6 August 2017
2017 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award

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 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: local and regional residents and visitors alike. Importantly the Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award continues to recognise the high calibre practice that Australian artists provide to the national and international textile tableau.

27 July – 13 August | Gallery2

An exhibition showcasing GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance) members responding to the theme ‘Where the Rivers Meet’. An exhibition inspired by the successful 2017 ‘Across the Arts Forum’- ‘Back to Wangaratta’ where an array of art forms, techniques and concepts were explored by many artists through workshops and performances.

Until 28 August | WPAC Foyer Gallery

Kate Just’s work ‘Safe’ Banner was the winner of the 2015 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, along with its sister banner ‘Hope’ Banner, also acquired by the Wangaratta Art Gallery. This banner project, undertaken by Just in 2014, was a response to violence against women and the coverage of this issue in the media at the time.

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