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Weaving into Wellbeing. The ATW is currently running a 10 week weaving program for patients in the Dialysis Unit at Warrnambool Base Hospital in South West Victoria. Patients have been occupied whilst having their dialysis treatment by learning basic weaving skills from master weaver Marie Cook. The program promotes the therapeutic and creative benefits of weaving with participants creating their own hand-woven christmas angels!
2016 Artists in Residence Announced. The Artist in Residence program invites artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the ATW. Artists will be given a working space at the ATW, use of ATW yarn & equipment and will be paid to deliver a public talk at the ATW. This year we received a record number of 79 applications for the Artist in Residence program. The selection panel found the task of choosing 16 artists very challenging as the quality of applications was so high.
The ATW celebrated another wonderful year in the art of contemporary tapestry at the ATW Christmas Party held on December 10. We were honoured to have Emeritus Trustee Arnold Hancock join us on the night, who along with Trustees of the Tapestry Foundation of Australia Trustees and ATW Board members welcomed more than 60 of all our valued donors and supporters who all enjoyed the festive spirit of the evening in our unique studio environment. The intriguing work Gordian Knot and Bush Foods designed by Sheena Wilfred were both On the Looms for guests to admire up close and there was plenty of festive fare and joyful conversations.