Maitland Regional Art gallery
Maitland NSW, Australia


05 Mar 2022 - 15 May 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm



Ain’t the Archies exhibition

Ain’t the Archies exhibition

This Ain’t the Archiesis an international fibre and textile art exhibition curated by fibre art gallerist, Anne Kempton, that re-imagines portraiture and takes the form of a multi-artist response to what is arguably Australia’s favourite portrait art award, the Art Gallery of NSW’s Archibald Prize. This Ain’t the Archies exhibition comprises approximately twenty fibre and textile portraits created by national and international artists invited by Timeless Textiles gallery to explore ideas and methods of portraiture utilizing traditional and non-traditional fibre and textile practices, and materials and forms (both 2D and 3D).

The artists contributing to This Ain’t the Archies hail from different parts of Australia and the globe and comprise a varied group of creators of diverse ages and cultural backgrounds The works of art created specifically for this exhibition, are as diverse as their creators, from their interpretations of portraiture, their use of textile and fibre art techniques and materials to their portrayal of their individually selected subject/s.

This is a unique opportunity for Fibre and Textile art to be seen and viewed nationally by a wide range of audiences, responding to the Archibald and portraiture. This exhibition will be held at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Portraits will be of other fibre and textile artists





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