THE TAMWORTH REGIONAL GALLERYcollection started with a bequest of 100 paintings and works on paper from artistJohn Salvana in 1919 and was added to in 1961 with the Burdekin Collection, a substantial gift of 19th- and early 20th-century Australian and European works. These days, Tamworth Regional Gallery delivers a varied annual exhibition calendar across its two main gallery spaces, which regularly play host to touring exhibitions of national significance alongside curated exhibitions of regional artists and works from the gallery’s permanent collections. This exhibition program is supplemented by an informative and entertaining roster of public programs. In particular, Tamworth Regional Gallery is known for its collection of textiles; a collection that evolved from the first Tamworth fibre exhibitions in the 1970s. It is now a collection of national significance, comprising examples of works that document changes in textile practice over the past four decades. Every three years, the gallery hosts the Tamworth Textile Triennial, which tours nationally. The third and most recent triennial was curated by Glenn Barkley.