THE biennial Stitched Up Textile Festival returns to Wangaratta with a variety of exhibitions and demonstrations during July.
It will cover the full spectrum of textile art with a special focus on Stitching Through Time.
Run from July 6-14, the festival will celebrate 20 years since the first instalment in 1999.
A total of 34 textile artists have created textile works reflecting on their sense of place over the years in the textile enthusiasts' exhibition - A Sense of Place - Yesterday and Today.
These works will be exhibited throughout July at the Bainz Gallery, Wangaratta Library.
A curated market featuring high-quality work by textile artists and craftspeople, the Makers Market, will run on Sunday, July 14, in the Memorial Town Hall at Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre.
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The Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Arts Award will run this year at the Wangaratta Art Gallery.
It is a $10,000 acquisitive award, attracting top textile artists from throughout Australia.
Stitchy Central, at Gallery2 Wangaratta Art Gallery, will offer Stitched Up maps and advice to explore exhibitions, workshops and retailers.
A community exhibition Stitching Through Time - A Celebration of 20 Years in textile mediums, such as knitting, weaving, embroidery, applique and patchwork, will be a highlight.
For details visit stitchedupfestival.com, email email@example.com or phone 0407 219 564.
WHAT: Stitched Up Textile Festival, Wangaratta
WHEN: Saturday, July 6, to Sunday, July 14, 2019
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