Tamworth Regional Gallery - Art Collector

Tamworth Regional Gallery.

Tamworth Regional Gallery was established in 1919 and is one of the oldest regional galleries in New South Wales.

The collection

The collection started with a bequest of 100 paintings and works on paper from artist John Salvana in 1919. It was added to in 1961 by the Burdekin Collection, a substantial gift of 19th and early 20th century Australian and European works. In 1963 the Lyttleton Taylor family donated the Regan Silverware Collection of early Australian silverware.

Exhibition highlights

Tamworth Regional Gallery is well known for the development of the Tamworth Textile Triennial, which tours nationally. The 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial, Group Exchange will open on 15 August 2014. This exhibition has been curated by Cecilia Heffer and will include works by 22 Australian artists. It will proceed on a two year national tour from January 2015.

Each year, the Tamworth Regional Gallery delivers a rich and varied exhibition program and public program. The two main gallery spaces host touring exhibitions of national significance, alongside curated exhibitions of regional artists. Exhibitions are also held featuring works from the gallery's permanent collections.

Details of the gallery’s exhibition program are available at


Tamworth Regional Gallery has an active Friends of the Gallery group, which supports the development of the collection with the acquisition of new artworks. As a friend of the gallery, your privileges include invitations to events and exhibition openings, opportunities to meet artists and other art professionals.

Visitor information

The gallery shop is stocked with a variety of handcrafted and designed Australian-made products. The Esther Halliday Studio is also part of the gallery. It hosts a number of workshops and classes for groups and schools.

Tamworth Regional Gallery offers visitors the following facilities:

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Library
  • Guided tours

Tamworth Regional Gallery
Level 1 466 Peel Street
Tamworth NSW 2340

Phone: 02 6767 5248
Fax: 02 6767 5249
Email: gallery@tamworth.nsw.gov.au
Web: tamworthregionalgallery.com.au
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm; Saturday from 10am to 4pm