New Exuberance: Contemporary Australian Textile Design – Travelling Show

left — at JamFactory Adelaide

New Exuberance: contemporary Australian textile design is a major touring exhibition project reflecting on current directions in textile practice through art, design and fashion. Curated by Meryl Ryan in consultation with the JamFactory team, the exhibition presents the work of more than thirty diverse multidisciplinary creatives and includes ten commissioned furniture pieces produced by designers associated with JamFactory.

Ikuntji Artists are excited to be a part of this exhibition alongside Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Frida Las Vegas, Grace Lillian Lee, Hannah Gartside, Iordanes Spyridon Gogos, Jemima Wyman, Kate Just, Lisa Waup X Verner, Nina Walton, Nixi Killick, Paul McCann, Romance Was Born, The Social Studio X Atong Atem X Romance Was Born, Tiwi Design, Vita Cochran, Wah-Wah Australia.

Boulder chair created by Caren Ellis Design and featuring Keturah Zimran’s Puli Puli fabric.

New Exuberance will be on display for the next 3 years kicking off at JamFactory Adelaide on April 23 2023. The national tour will take the collection all over Australia, below are the dates for each Art Centre.

Please check with individual studios for opening hours of the event. 

Benalla Art Gallery
Benalla, VIC
29 September 2023 – 3 December 2023

Salamanca Arts Centre
Hobart, TAS
10 January 2024 – 11 February 2024

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Mornington, VIC
24 February 2024 – 11 May 2024

Hamilton Gallery
Hamilton, VIC
24 May 2024 – 21 July 2024

Redcliffe Art Gallery
Redcliffe, QLD
3 August 2024 – 18 November 2024

Cairns Regional Art Gallery
Cairns, QLD
30 November 2024 – 25 January 2025

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
Gladstone, QLD
7 February 2025 – 7 April 2025

Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie
Booragul, NSW
18 April 2025 – 22 June 2025

Australian Design Centre
Darlinghurst, NSW
3 July 2025 – 16 August 2025

The Glasshouse Regional Gallery
Port Macquarie, NSW
29 August 2025 – 30 November 2025

Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
Port Pirie, SA
12 December 2025 – 1 March 2026

Fabrik Arts and Heritage
Lobethal, SA
13 March 2026 – 10 May 2026

Visit event website.


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