1 June – 11 August | Gallery 1
$10,000 Acquisitive 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, 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.
image: John Parkes, Conflagration, detail, 2017, cotton, wool cloth, cotton thread, hand stitch, discharge and over dye, enamel paint stains. Winner of the 2017 WCTA. Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection.