Con­tin­u­ing a proud tex­tile tra­di­tion

North East Tourist News - - Wangaratta -

WAN­GARATTA is de­lighted to once again host the bi-an­nual Wan­garatta Con­tem­po­rary Tex­tile Awards at the her­itage listed Wan­garatta Art Gallery.

This ex­hi­bi­tion and award - now in its fourth year - has be­come a sig­nif­i­cant part of the tex­tile in­dus­try across Aus­tralia and in­ter­na­tion­ally and at­tracts many well known and high cal­i­bre artists.

Wan­garatta has a long and prom­i­nent his­tory of tex­tiles, both in man­u­fac­tur­ing and as a craft form.

Build­ing on this tra­di­tion, Wan­garatta Art Gallery is proud to con­tinue that age old tra­di­tion of work­ing with tex­tiles but pre­sent­ing the art form in a con­tem­po­rary style that will res­onate with all vis­i­tors.

The award an­nounce­ment and ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing will be on Satur­day June 13 at 11am and will be open to the pub­lic from June 13 to July 26. En­try to the ex­hi­bi­tion is free. Pre­vi­ous win­ners of the award in­clude Mandy Gunn, 2009, Pa­trick Snelling, 2011 and Paul Yore, 2013.

The Wan­garatta Con­tem­po­rary Tex­tile Award con­tin­ues to recog­nise the high cal­i­bre prac­tice that Aus­tralian artists pro­vide to the na­tional and in­ter­na­tional tex­tile tableau.

The team wel­come you to the gallery and to this fas­ci­nat­ing look into the world of tex­tiles.

Im­age cour­tesy of the artist

DOU­GLAS MCMANUS: Me­mento Mori Bloss­feldt (de­tail) 2014 laser cut and en­graved mi­crofi­bre and acrylic, 3D printed AB Plas­tic, dig­i­tal trans­fer, monofil­a­ment, cotton thread.

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