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Sydney's only dedicated textile and fibre art gallery, showcasing the work of Australian and international artists through a dynamic program of exhibitions and events. Opened in 2017 when the NSW Embroiderers Guild transformed its century-old HQ into a bright, contemporary space, the non-profit facility includes galleries, workshop rooms, a historic collection and specialist textile art library.

We have some very special and tantalising exhibits booked in the future and hope to have captured your interest and hearts. Plenty of advanced notice with many months of exhibits to look forward to. We are located at 76 Queen Street Concord West and welcome visitors weekdays from 9am - 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm (public holidays excluded). Drop in to also have a look at the range of handmade artisan gifts.

Current Exhibitions

The Sum of Us by The Design Divas
6 October - 5 November 2023

The Sum of Us explores concepts of unity and strength. Members of the Design Divas have each created new work in response to this prompt, with some expressing the importance of personal relationships and others taking a broader view as to how they interact with the world around them. While each artist draws upon their individual experiences, they appreciate the creative interactions which emerge via the group's supportive environment.

The Design Divas are challenging the boundaries of contemporary stitch and design, while promoting the use of embroidery as an art form. They formed following the completion of an advanced class at the Embroiderers Guild NSW which taught students to think 'outside the box' while using needle and thread. This is their first major exhibition.

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Pictured: A Bird s Eye View of Us: Walking with Drone by Helen Inglis.

Circular Striations by Sara Prince
5 October - 7 November 2023

Sara Prince is a weaver and textile artist. After a hiatus to raise her family, she has returned to her practise of weaving.

Sara's work reflects an intuitive and personal response to the natural and built environment, reflecting the idea of journey and movement through thread. Life has moved full circle bring to bring her back to weaving; this has been a slow, steady movement.

Image: Knotted Tufts by Sara Prince

Upcoming Exhibitions

Whispers in Fabric: A Symphony of Abstract Textile Art
Helen Parsons and Joanne Steele
9 November - 6 December 2023

In Whispers in Fabric: A Symphony of Abstract Textile Art, the two artists Helen Parsons and Joanne Steele have collaborated to explore the potential of textiles as an art practice and a medium of abstract expression. Their harmonious interweaving of ideas and artistic works will inspire viewers, inviting them to see textile art through a new perspective.

The exhibition is a fusion of colours, forms and techniques composed to provoke thought and invite interpretation. It is an expression of the limitless potential that lies within the medium of textile, as it transcends its utilitarian origins to become a medium for abstract art. Showcased in the exhibition are a diverse range of wall hangings and sculptural works.

Opening Event
Join us to celebrate the opening!
Thursday, 9 November 2023
6pm - 7.30pm
Attendance free; bookings essential. Click here.

Unfoldings and Entanglements
Tina Marais
9 November - 4 December 2023

This exhibition questions the entanglements of human bodies and materials, the concept of layers or the "skin" of things. Using folding and layered structures as a visual narrative, artist Tina Marais interrogates philosophical approaches to the interaction and agency between human and non-human matter and systems. The work presented is predominantly in natural fibres, linen and hemp, which use less water in the production process, are ancient traditions and extremely durable and malleable. Tina Marais has exhibited extensively in her native Canada as well as internationally, including the World Textile Art Biennale in the USA

Margaret Oppen Prize 2023
8 December 2023 - 29 January 2024

The Margaret Oppen Prize was initiated in the 1970s to foster excellence in original embroidery design and technique. Margaret Oppen, one of the founders of the Embroiderers' Guild NSW, was a driving force in promoting modern approaches to embroidery. This exhibition showcases 2023 competition entrants, all of whom have responded to the theme of 'Wonderland'.

Pictured: First Prize, General Category 2021 "Underlying Condition" by Susan Johnson.

Gala Opening
Join us at the opening event and prize announcement - all welcome!

Special guest: Monica Oppen, granddaughter of Margaret Oppen, who will present the prizes

Sunday, 10 December 2023
3.30pm - 5pm

$10pp (to cover catering).
RSVP via Guild office on 02 9743 2501 by 7 December.

Past Exhibitions