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Dianne Conomos - Japanese Embroidery Exhibition

Silk Embroidery from Japan: Captured by Silk Threads, Dianne Conomos Dianne Conomos, Guild memb..

The Song Tree Project

Artist Michelle Belgiorno invites women (especially Embroiderers' Guild NSW members) to add thei..

Gallery76 Exhibitions

Current and future exhibitions at Gallery76, 76 Queen St, Concord West NSW are shown below, exhibitions change regularly. Public gallery is open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat/Sun 10am-2pm. Closed on Public Holidays.

Click here Events to view other exhibitions of interest example Guild Groups, collaborative exhibitions etc. 

THREAD ODYSSEY: Embroidery As Cross-Cultural Dialogue

Thread Odyssey is an open challenge and invitation to exhibit which explores the way embroidery and textile arts have always been a cultural practice which has travelled over time and place. The project works closely with Designer / Photographer Reece Scannell, who has exhibited extensively internationally. 

Works need to be completed by 1 Feb 2020 and will be displayed in Gallery76 in March 2020.
For full details  click here

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Helen Parsons: Australian Women Artists - A Room of One's Own

Saturday 31 August to Sunday 29 September 2019 

An exhibition where Helen explores some incredible (and sadly forgotten in many cases) female Australian artists. A stitched ode to their creativity and labour!



Margaret Oppen Prize 2019   
Tuesday 1 to Tuesday 29 October 2019

Margaret Oppen was one of the founders of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc. She always encouraged individuals to aim for a high standard of work. The Margaret Oppen Competition was initiated in 1978 to foster the achievement of excellence in original embroidery design and technique.

The theme for the 2019 competition is “SENSATIONS”.   Judging categories are:  Traditional technique(s), Contemporary technique(s), Tutors and past winners. First prize in each category will be $500. Highly Commended certificates may be awarded at the judges' discretion. 

Opening Night and Announcement of Prize Winners 
Wednesday 2 October from 6pm.  
Exhibition to be opened by His Excellency Dennis Wilson, Patron of the Embroiderers' Guild NSW.
Tickets $20  RSVP to or phone 02 9743 2501 to book.

Entries will be exhibited in Gallery76 from Tuesday 1 to Tuesday 29 October 2019. 

Note: Competition participants can pickup their works from Gallery76 from Thu 31 October to Sat 2 November.
Sydney Craft Week - Craft Up Late
Mistake Making Station with Christine Wiltshier 

Thursday 17 October 2019 6 to 8pm
Saturday Mornings October 5, 12, 19, 26 11am- 2pm

(mistake) Making Station: a participatory artwork 
Artist Maker Christine Wiltshier invites knitters, non-knitters and fellow mistake makers to join her in a playful exploration of mistake making, through participating in the interactive knit based artwork, (mistake) Making Station. If you have ever wanted to learn how to knit or remember how to knit or experiment with improvisational knitting, Christine will be providing materials, tools and friendly guidance as part of Sydney Craft Week.
Late and individual instruction on Saturdays during October from 11-2. This is a FREE event but please register your interest at or 9743 2501. 
Christine Wiltshier works with, and at times (gently) subverts, the rule based conventions of traditional textile hand making.  (mistake) Making Station: a participatory artwork, is part of her current UNSW Art & Design Master of Fine Arts research, in which she is using the conventions of hand knitting, as a methodology through which to consider the generative potential of unintentional made mistakes. 

Alison Holt - Lecture  
Friday 25 October 5:30pm for 6pm talk

Drawing in the Threads of Nature

This is a catered event.
Please book your place by phoning Guild Office on 02 9743 2501
or email
Members Price $30
Standard Price $40

Payment due 1 Oct

Getting Ready for the 20's  

Saturday 2 November to Sunday 8 December 2019

Gallery76 is very excited to announce that the Guild will be teaming up with The Cavalcade of History and Fashion for a new exhibition 'Getting Ready for the 20s' featuring pieces of embroidered and beaded 1920s wear from both the Cavalcade and Embroiderers' Guild NSW Collection. 

Why not put on your beads and feather boas and Get Ready for the 20s! 
Exhibition includes a Saturday talk series on different aspects of 20s dress, workshops and a fabulous Soiree evening!
Book early to secure your place, click here

Exhibition Opening Sat 2nd Nov 4pm 
$10 at Door
1920s Soiree Evening Fri 15 Nov 5pm
Put on your feathers and get ready for a fabulous soiree straight from the 1920s.
View the exhibition after hours as well as a fantastic catwalk style presentation of original 1920s coats and cloaks.
Presentation to begin promptly at 6pm.
Members Ticket $35
For Guild Members or Friends of Cavalcade ONLY

Regular Ticket $40
For members of the general public 
Afternoon Talks
 'Flappers' Sat 16 Nov 4pm

Afternoon tea, followed by talk starting at 4:30pm 'Thoroughly Modern: 1920s Flappers' which includes a presentation of original pieces.
Members Ticket $20
Regular Ticket $25
'20s Boudoir' Sat 23 Nov 4pm
Afternoon tea, followed by talk starting at 4:30pm on the 1920s Lady’s Boudoir, including presentation of original pieces.
Members Ticket $20
Regular Ticket $25
'Accessories' Sat 30 Nov 4pm
Afternoon tea, followed by talk starting at 4:30pm on Accessorising the 1920s Modern Woman, including presentation of original pieces.
Members Ticket $20
Regular Ticket $25
All three afternoon sessions
All 3 afternoon talks on Flappers, the Boudoir & Accessories.
Includes, afternoon Tea, presentation of original pieces, & chance to view the exhibition. Book all three. 

Ticket $60
For Members and Visitors

Make Your Own Beaded 20s Headress by Dianne Magro -  for more information click here
 Sat 30 Nov
Introduction to Tambour Beading - by Karen Torrisi - for more information click here  Sat 7th Dec 

Education and New Work  

December 2019

Exhibition of textile artworks from:
Our Tutors and their students, 
Creative Correspondence Course years 1, 2 and 3, 
Introduction to Embroidery Course, 
Contemporary Stitch and Design Course.

Australian Dreams
Michelle Belgiorno's Song Tree Installation.
December 2019

These embroidered gum tree leaves brings together Australian women from diverse ethnic backgrounds to share songs and culture through communal stitching and conversation. The aim is to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and explore common cultural threads shared by all women in a time of often-divisive public commentary.