Friends of the Australian Tapestry Workshop

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. Become a Friend of the Australian Tapestry Workshop and take advantage of the following benefits. 



Invitations to, and discount tickets for Friends’ Events and Lectures featuring diverse and exciting speakers. 

Special opportunities for external gallery, studio, and tapestry tours.

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

Invitations to exhibition openings, talks and special events. 

A complimentary copy of our annual magazine ‘WOVEN’ (rrp $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 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 – $70          
2 Years – $130

1 Year – $45           
2 Years – $80

YOUTH (UNDER 25)             
1 Year – $25           
2 Years – $40


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. 

Alexandra Merrett (Convenor)

Kay Bailey

Caroline Johnson

Joan Korn

Phillip Norris

Susie Santiago

Angela Vary

Jenni Walker