Tamworth Regional Gallery puts on its most 'significant' exhibition

FROM THE ART: Tamworth Regional Gallery director Bridget Guthrie gearing up for one of the most significant exhibitions on the calendar, showing off the gallery's prized pieces. Photo: Peter Hardin 131016PHC029

FROM THE ART: Tamworth Regional Gallery director Bridget Guthrie gearing up for one of the most significant exhibitions on the calendar, showing off the gallery's prized pieces. Photo: Peter Hardin 131016PHC029

TAMWORTH Regional Gallery is dusting off some of its most prized possessions for its latest exhibition, Significance.

The exhibition, kicking off on Friday evening, is a chance for the gallery to flex its collection-muscle, giving locals a look at some near-century-old acquisitions.

Tamworth Regional Council said the collection is not only significant locally, but on a national level.

Gallery director Bridget Guthrie said a significant chapter of Tamworth’s art history is told through its renowned textile collection from the last 40 years.

The exhibition will also feature “iconic landscapes” by Hans Heysen, Sydney Long, Eliot Gruner and Elisabeth Cummings, as well as, “stunning silverware from the Regan collection.

The opening will be used to launch the gallery’s new website, which will now allow people to engage with Tamworth’s collection through an online searchable database. Significance will open at 5.30pm, Friday evening, and will run through until December 3.

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