The Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award is a biennial acquisitive award & exhibition celebrating the diversity and strength of Australia’s textile artistry.

1 June – 11 August 2019 | Gallery1

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 continues to recognise the high calibre practice that Australian artists provide to the national and international textile tableau.

This award is committed to the advancement and growth of contemporary textiles, it is an acquisitive award that embodies the current state of play for contemporary textile practice in Australia.


Winner of the 2019 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award


Program of Events


Official Opening Event + Award Announcement

Saturday 1 June


Artist Talks

Sunday 2 June


Art Lovers Talk

Friday 14 June


Karen Weavers Talk

Saturday 15 June


Weaving Day Workshop: Karen Weavers

Saturday 15 June


Stitched Up Opening

Saturday 6 July


WCTA Friends Fundraising Gala

Saturday 6 July


Patricia Flannigan – 2 Day Masterclass


Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 July






Past Awards

Wangaratta Art Gallery maintains an extensive database of textile artists, please enter your email address below if you would like to be added to this list: