Works from the Collection.
‘Collection Conversion’ investigates the Tamworth region’s identity by inviting six regional artists working in different mediums to explore, investigate, research and mine six local museums and develop new artworks in response to their collections.
Three of the collections are owned by Tamworth Regional Council (TRC) and three by the University of New England (UNE). The identified collections and nominated artists are as follows:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collections (UNE): Amy Hammond
Australian Country Music Hall of Fame (TRC): David Darcy
N.C.W. Beadle Herbarium (UNE): Angus Nivison
Natural History Museum (UNE): Katherine Harvey
Tamworth Fibre Textile Collection (TRC): Vic McEwan
Tamworth Powerstation Museum (TRC): Rowen Matthews
The resulting artworks not only respond to the identified collections, but also push boundaries and will deliberately challenge existing perceptions of these collections. The exhibition has been developed by Tamworth Regional Gallery in partnership with the University of New England.