Amber Lucy, Amy Cohen, Angela Rossitto, Annie Bolitho, Arabella Strachan, Avrille Burrows, Brenda Hine, Carol Rowlands, Christine Lethlean, Christine Tingay, Clara Batton Smith, Clara Mee Yee Chan, Clarine Wilmar, Deb K Williams, Deb Weston, Denise Shearer, Di Ellis, Dijanne Cevaal, Ebony Balaz, Edwin Devril, Elizabeth van Herwaarden, Enza Gandolfo, Francesca McNamara, Freya Hillier, Freya McLeod, Georgia Janetzki, Hayley Stanich, Isabel Deakin, Jackie Moscovitch, Jae + Gaynor O'Donnell, Jasminka Ward-Matievic, Jess Hall, Jillianne Frances, Jo Roszkowski, Johanna Wade, Julia Knibbs, Juliet D Collins, Juliet D Collins and Jo Roszkowski, Kate Knight, Kate V M Sylvester, Kathy Landvogt, Kerrie Taylor, Kirsty Gorter, Lindsay Hussey, Louise Saxton, Lyndell Gordon, Lynn Berry & Marg Knight, Marie Bogoyevitch, Mark Ewenson, Miki Mackenzie, Miriam Penrose, Molly Anand, Naomi Allen, Natalie Steer, Natasja van Wyk, Nette Frost, Nicci Rossel, Nicola Robinson, Nicole Kemp, Nonie Sutcliffe, Pat Porter, Patricia McCarthy-Henry, pattie beerens, Philomena McCormack, Rebecca George, Robyn Stickland, Rosalie Sernai, Rosalind Byass, Ruby Hoppen, Ruby Vaggelas, Sally Darlison, Sally Hutchinson, Sam Trafford, Samantha Thompson, Sharon Greenaway, Sofie Dieu, Tamara Russell, Tania Tanti, Tara Glastonbury & Zoë Sydney. Curated by Tamara Russell.

Uncommon Threads
will be a collaborative group exhibition of textile artists from Victoria. The exhibition will showcase progressive art forms using textiles and exploring the relationship of textiles to other art disciplines. Our goal is to provide a contemporary exhibition exploring the limitlessness of textile art.

Uncommon Threads will raise awareness of contemporary textile arts to the general public, bringing artists together to build their artistic ability and introduce them to new audiences. The exhibition will highlight textile artists and the quality of their work. Artists at all stages of their career will be included enabling opportunities for mentorship and collaboration. The exhibition showcases innovative works, using a range of materials and techniques that challenge and subvert traditional ideas of textile art.

Uncommon Threads will highlight and explore the emotive properties of textiles to generate, communicate and preserve memories along with creating discourse for the future. The exhibition centres on the value of textiles in our lives and on the role of textiles in the process of preserving culture, telling stories, recollecting past events, recording experiences, as well as stimulating discussion of cultural and political issues.

Image: Miriam Penrose, Vogue 7640 (2023), paper yarn made from sewing patterns, paper pulp made from recycled textiles, screenprinted tissue paper, 92 x 75 cm. Photograph courtesy of the artist.