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"Nomadic murals" architect Le Corbusier called tapestries. Originally used in medieval baronial manors as room dividers to warm the giant cold stone spaces, tapestries were dragged around so often their bottom edges had to be constantly repaired. They served another purpose, of course. In case the baronial pile wasn't sufficiently showy, the tapestry attested to its owner's wealth. This labour-intensive artform has always been costly.
The ATW is honoured to have been awarded the 2015 Victoria Day Award for the Arts. VIctoria Day Awards are awarded each year by the Trustees of the Victoria Day Council to recognise individuals and organisations who have made significant and valuable contributions to the Victorian community.
The National Craft Initiative and the National Gallery of Victoria present an international event exploring the future of contemporary craft and design. ATW Director Antonia Syme will be speaking at the event.