Friends of the Australian Tapestry Workshop - JOIN NOW

Become a Friend of the Australian Tapestry Workshop and take advantage of the following benefits. Your Friendship will help us to maintain the ATW as an international centre of excellence for the creation of innovative contemporary tapestries as well as to produce engaging and informative public programs for you to enjoy


Invitations to Friends’ events and talks featuring diverse and exciting speakers. 

Special opportunities for external tapestry, gallery and studio tours.

Invitation to the Friends Reading Circle. A free social book club for Friends of the ATW.

Invitations to exhibition openings, talks and special events. 

Complimentary copy of the ATW annual magazine ‘WOVEN’ ($12).

10% Discount at the ATW Store.
Please note: the discount is not available via the online store.

Reciprocal benefits at other members of the Australian Craft and Design Centre Network. 

Please note reciprocal benefits are available at the discretion of the following orgranisations: Craft – VIC, Australian Design Centre – NSW, Sturt Centre for Contemporary Craft – NSW, Artisan – QLD, Craft ACT – ACT, Canberra Glassworks – ACT, JamFactory – SA, Guildhouse – SA, Form – WA, Central Craft – NT, TactileARTS – NT, Design Tasmania – TAS. 

Free tour of the ATW for you and a guest to discover
more about the current work and history of the ATW. 

ATW Voluntary Guides conduct tours on Wednesdays at 11am and Thursdays at 2pm. Bookings are required, please contact the ATW for further details.

Free entry to the ATW anytime during gallery hours.

1 Year – $55           
2 Years – $95

FAMILY (2 adults + 2 children)    
1 Year – $85          
2 Years – $150

STUDENT (Full time student)             
1 Year – $35           

Friends' of the ATW Lecture Series and events

Members of the Friends receive invitations to events throughout the year and gain an inside view of the Workshop's collaborative activities with leading Australian and international artists. They also have the opportunity to learn more about the art of tapestry and meet other like-minded enthusiasts.

These events are open to the public with a discounted ticket price for Friends of the ATW. 

Visit our What's on page to find out more. 



Friends Committee

The Friends of the Australian Tapestry Workshop was established in 1996 to help promote and support the ATW. We deeply appreciate their service as well as that of longtime members Nancye Cain and Margaret Crothers who resigned in 2013.  

An engaging series of talks, tours and other events is organised by the Friends Committee, who meet on a bimonthly basis and also help with set-up and greeting at the events. 

Caroline Johnston (convenor)

Monica Curro

Phillip Norris

Elizabeth van Herk

Angela Vary

Jane Vimecombe

Friends of the ATW: Seeking New Committee Members

The Friends of the ATW are calling for expressions of interest for members to join the Committee.

The Friends of the Australian Tapestry Workshop was established in 1996 to help promote and support the ATW. Committee members play a vital role in organising an annual program of engaging events, talks and tours. The Committee meet every two months, and also help with set-up and greeting at the events.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, who are passionate about the ATW and contemporary tapestry and would like to have an active role in the ATW community. No prior experience in arts administration or event management is required.

If you are interested or want to know more please contact Sophia Cai, Public Programs Coordinator, on or call (03) 9699 7885, or Caroline Johnston, Convenor, ATW Friends Committee on