Ararat Gallery TAMA


Located in the heart of Ararat in the historic Town Hall building, Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia) offers an exciting program of exhibitions across all areas of the visual arts. Established in 1968, the Gallery has a unique place amongst Australian public galleries through a longstanding commitment to supporting and promoting contemporary textile fibre art.

Permanent Collection

Specialising in textile fibre art, the collection is a rare and unique resource. Recent acquisitions of work by Starlie Geikie, Newell Harry, Kate Just, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Nalda Searles and Jenny Watson reveal the rich diversity of current fibre-focussed contemporary practice and foreshadow opportunities for the collection's development.

Getting to the Gallery

Ararat Gallery TAMA is at the intersection of Vincent Street and the Western Highway, Ararat, in the historic late-Victorian Town Hall building.
By car: Ararat is around a two and a half hour drive from Melbourne at the gateway to the Grampians region.

By train and busVLine travels daily to Ararat from Melbourne via Ballarat. For travel times please refer to the VLine timetable: VLine timetable information

Image: WilliamsBoag Architects design for Ararat Regional Art Gallery. 

Ararat Gallery TAMA (Textile Art Museum Australia)
Vincent Street
Ararat VIC 3377
T: (03) 5352 2836
E: gallery@ararat.vic.gov.au

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm
Weekends, 10am to 4pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

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Paul E. MASON (b. 1947), Baudin’s Costal Profile Reliquary  2018.  Pewter, wood, resin, Kimberly coastal rocks, diorite, aluminium, gold leaf
Paul E Mason | Looking for Baudin: 21st Century Reliquaries Encounter c.1800 Terra Australis
Ararat Gallery TAMA
20 Oct 2018 - 20 Jan 2019
Unknown artist (Leipzig, Germany) after Gustave MUTZEL (b. 1839, d. 1893) Australische fauna, 1894, chromolithograph on paper, Art Gallery of Ballarat, gift of Ted and Gina Gregg, 2013
Animalia Australis
Ararat Gallery TAMA
19 Oct 2018 - 20 Jan 2019
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