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York to host IOT24 Textile Artist

The Residency Museum is thrilled to introduce Louise Wells - IOTA 24 Textile Artist.

The Indian Ocean Triennial Australia (IOTA) is a not-for-profit arts organisation based in Perth, Western Australia, that presents the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial every three years.

It consists of a major international exhibition, a conference, and a large satellite festival, and other events and activities showcasing local and international artists.

Through funding from the Shire of York,  Louise will be creating works based on her time spent researching at the Residency Museum and exploring York. 

Exhibits of Louise’s work will be held concurrently at the Residency Museum and at Pantechnica Gallery, Collins Building 104 Avon Terrace York,  in August 2024.

🧵 Join us for the Free Community Stitch Project Workshops with Louise at The Residency Museum 🧵
📅 Four Saturdays: April 27, May 11, June 15, July 6
⏰ 10am-1pm
Hand stitch a small work to become part of a mass display in Louise's exhibition "Visible Traces" at Pantechnica Gallery in August 2024.
➡️ Attend one workshop or join us for multiple sessions. All skill levels are welcome!

📧 To register or find out more, contact Museum Curator Annie at or call 08 9641 0530.

Find out more about Louise here

Image source: Josh Wells Photography 


YARNING: A conversation with Balladong Elder Dr Marion Kickett

23, 24 and 30 September 2023 10am – 11am and 3pm - 4pm.  Tickets $10

Art Journeys at the York Residency Museum

April 22nd 10am – 3pm.  This is a Free Event

Plein air painting is the act of painting outdoors. You may be familiar and already hooked to this practice or just want to try it for the first time. We invite you to come along to the Residency Museum grounds, pitch your easel and have a go. A tour of our art collection will round off the day.


Holy Trinity Church, c1970 Oil on Canvas

10 – 10.30am Introduction by local artist Andrea Flint with morning tea provided.

Andrea Flint is our invited artist and creative mentor on site for the day. Andrea will tell us about her journey in art so far. She will be available to paint and draw on site with the group and to assist others as requested. Join us to learn from Andrea’s artistic experiences and technique, and to expand your own.

Portrait of Mrs Payne, c1837 Oil on Canvas

1 to 1.30pm Guided tour and talk by museum curator Annie Q. Medley of local artworks in the museum collection.

Art assists us to understand and document our experiences and our view of the world. In historical museums, these shared visual stories, play an important role in capturing evidence of past places, events and people. Join our curator Annie Q. Medley as she discusses works from the collection and the stories they reveal about the historic town of York.