Sensorial Loop – 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial

RMIT Gallery 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, February – 24 March

Opening February 9 at 6pm RSVP 03 9925 1717 or

A Victorian style mourning dress stained with a fugitive dye; pictures made of buttons detailing a migrant experience; hand printed resist style patterned cloth and machine knitted metal sculptural forms. These are some of the textile works to be shown at the 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial exhibition titled Sensorial Loop.

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Sensorial Loop: New directions in the field of textiles

Presented by TTT curator Patrick Snelling and Tamworth Regional Gallery Director Sandra McMahon with artists Michele Elliot, Cecilia Heffer, Michelle Hamer and Cresside Collette. Each artist will discuss and present their Tamworth work in a 20min presentation. Audience feedback welcome.

Date: Friday 10 February 10.30am – 12pm
Venue: Storey Hall Conference Rooms 1 & 2 (The Green Brain) Level 7, Building 16, 342 Swanston Street

Bookings essential for the morning session 03 9925 1717

Textile Futures: research and collaboration, teaching and technology

Panel and discussion format following on from the morning Sensorial Loop seminar.

This session will encourage a discourse focussed around the themes of; textile education and research; the collaboration between textiles and other creative disciplines and the developing synergies with technical, community and industry partners.

Panel members will be asked to comment on their textile interests, professional practice and research experiences referencing the key discussion themes of Textile Futures.

This session aims to provide an opportunity for the audience to respond to panel members views and contribute to a conversation exploring contemporary textile education and practice in Australia.

Panel members:
Chair – Patrick Snelling – Program Director, BA Textile Design, RMIT University
Dr Juliette Peers – Senior Researcher, Fashion & Textiles, RMIT University
Cecilia Heffer – Course Director, Fashion & Textiles, UTS Sydney
Emma Byrnes – Co-Director, Harvest Textiles & Workroom, Melbourne
Leanne Zilka – Lecturer in Architecture, RMIT University, Phd candidate at Harvard University, Principal of Zilka Studio

Venue: RMIT University, School of Fashion & Textiles, BA Textile Design, Brunswick campus – B514 Auditorium 25 Dawson Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

Date: Friday 10 February 2012

Bookings: Contact Patrick Snelling 03 9925 9411 or email: Afternoon tea provided.

RMIT Gallery Floor talks

Curator Patrick Snelling will invite Sensorial Loop artists – Lucy Irvine, Paula Do Prado,Verity Prideaux and Anton Veenstra to present their work to visitors in the gallery. Audience feedback welcome.

Date: Thursday 22 March 2pm – 3pm
Venue: RMIT Gallery 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Bookings essential for this session 03 9925 1717. Afternoon tea provided.