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Come to 76 Queen St, Concord West to see the Wagga Wagga Group of the Embroiderers’ Guild 2016 Triennial Exhibition which is now proudly hung in our beautiful new Gallery.

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For the original exhibition we chose a twist on the word TRIPTYCH - a set of three associated artistic, literary, or musical works intended to be appreciated together- to display our hand stitched creations, each of us presenting 3 pieces as a Trip(s)tych. 

Trip(s)tych encapsulated a few ideas.  The first was to invoke the Three Graces and bring beauty, elegance and humour to our show. For elegance you can’t go past Liz Warrell’s “An Elizabethan Trio” and natural beauty was encapsulated by Fay Grant’s “Rocky Stream”.  For wit I would suggest Penny King’s “Monday is Wash Day” and Sharon Bush’s “Postcards”.  Sharon’s works were inspired by photos of her recent travels to Canada. Yet another twist on the title as Sharon’s work was indeed a ‘Trip Stitch’.

The second idea was that a triptych is ‘appreciated together’ so it became a celebration of our Wagga Wagga Group. The styles and interest of our members are diverse as you will experience, everyone brings a different point of view, yet everyone is appreciated and our group is all the better for it.
An integral part of any Wagga Wagga Exhibition is the work of our Junior Stitchers which was also proudly displayed. Our Junior Stitchers constantly impress us with their creativity and flair for colour.

For this show we are proud to present the work of Abbie Holbrook a previous member of our junior embroiderers. Her portrait of her grandmother, Mrs Barbara Holbrook OAM, was Abbie’s HSC major art work. It is stitched with intelligence, grace and beauty and incorporates their love of textile and of each other. This is not to be missed.
An added feature of our original exhibition was our Flying Free Birds that we have been stitching as a community project to raise money for Wagga Women’s Health Centre. Our beautiful birds were sold throughout the exhibition raising hundreds of dollars.  The birds have now flown off to their new homes and new lives.

We hope that you enjoy Trip(s)tych as much as we have enjoyed it’s creation.


Saturday 12 May 4-6pm
Wagga Wagga Group Artist Talk
The artists  of the Wagga Wagga Group will talk about their fabulous exhibition.
Fee $20 bookings essential