Exhibitions at the National Wool Museum

The National Wool Museum's exhibition program covers current exhibitions.

To view more details of current events, please refer to our Coming Up section to the right of this information.


Scarf Festival 2017

2 June- 27 August 2017

Scarf Festival is the National Wool Museum's annual celebration of all things scarf.

The Scarf Festival 2017 theme is Galaxies: a textile journey to infinity and beyond. Let the cosmos be your guide.

This must-see textile exhibition is an eclectic showcase of original handcrafted scarves entered by anyone - from school kids to beginner crafters to accomplished artisans from Australia and internationally.


Iconic Industry

24 August - 1 October 2017

Iconic Industry explores the industrial built fabric in Geelong.

Five artists were selected for their diverse practices responding directly to vacant industrial spaces and the memories that have shaped what it has meant to live in Geelong.


The Art of Wool

8 September - 19 November 2017

Discover fashion and fine art in The Art of Wool exhibition which matches award-winning garments by International Woolmark Prize designers with inspirational paintings and artworks by leading Australian artists.

The exhibition shows the significance of wool in the artistic and design imagination of Australia from the 19th century through to today.


The Bald Archy Prize

14 October - 11 November 2017

Created in 1994 as a spoof of that more serious competition, the Bald Archy Prize provides artists of all styles and standards with a genuine opportunity, ranging from the hilarious to the bizarrely vulgar, to create portrait paintings of humour, dark satire, light comedy or caricature.




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