Touring ten galleries in 2020-23

Note: Tour dates may be affected by COVID restrictions. Please check to ensure galleries are open.

Prior to COVID 19, Ruth Downes’ ‘Barely Wearable’ exhibition was going on the road in Eastern Australia for three years, touring ten galleries in Sydney and Hunter and South Coast NSW, as well as in Brisbane and regional Queensland.

Dates and venues have changed since lockdowns were introduced. Here is our most recent program of exhibitions. Check this website for changes in case further restrictions are introduced.

Coming up in 2021 – Sydney and online

8 – 17 October 2021

Sydney Craft Week Online Look here

11 – 19 December 2021

‘Transformation – Art in the Recycle‘ Group Exhibition – Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens Exhibition, Sydney NSW.

Dates to be finalised

‘Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize’ Online Exhibition – North Curl Curl Creative Space – 105 Abbott Road, North Curl Curl, Sydney NSW.


5 February – 24 April 2022

Hurstville Museum and Gallery, 14 MacMahon St, Hurstville, Sydney.

9 December 2022 – 20 February 2023

Manly Art Gallery and Museum, West Esplanade, Manly, Sydney.

2023 – Brisbane TBA

Dates to be finalised

Artisan, Brisbane, QLD – 45 King St, Bowen Hills.

Completed exhibitions

Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree NSW, March/April 2020 > See media coverage

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum and Gallery, Huskisson NSW August/November 2020 > See commentary

Gympie Regional Gallery, Gympie QLD – February/April 2021

Lapunyah Art Gallery, Chinchilla QLD – April/May 2021

Interested in hosting?

Galleries are welcome to contact Ruth about hosting the exhibition at their venue.

> Click here for information for galleries

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