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Our Story

Since 1976, the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) has built a worldwide reputation for the creation of contemporary tapestries in collaboration with living artists and architects. Over 44 years we have woven more than 500 tapestries – these now hang proudly in significant public and private collections nationally and internationally.

We are unique to Australia, and one of only a few workshops remaining in the world dedicated to hand-weaving contemporary tapestries. In creative partnerships, contemporary artists and architects working in a broad scope of art forms, challenge our tapestry weavers to experiment with interpretation, colour and technique as well as work with our specialist dyer to create new yarn tones. Tapestries known for their vibrancy and technical accomplishment are our hallmark and have established our position as a centre of excellence and innovation.

We welcome enquiries about tapestry commissions and sales.

The Australian Tapestry Workshop acknowledges Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, work and create. We pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge that this website contains the names and artworks of deceased Indigenous people.

Planning your visit + conditions of entry: 

- Bookings are not required.
- A face mask covering your mouth and nose is strongly recommended.

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Saturday, 1 – 5pm
The ATW is closed on all Victorian public holidays.
The ATW administration office (for enquiries and deliveries) is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Online store + phone orders:

We continue to welcome online and phone orders and are dispatching retail orders on a regular basis.

Commission a tapestry

Commissioning an ATW tapestry is an exciting and immersive experience. Throughout you and your guests are welcome to visit the ATW, meet the artist and weavers, and see your tapestry grow on the loom.
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Shop

Purchase from our range of 368 colours of pure wool tapestry yarn which is dyed onsite. We also have a great range a range of weaving supplies to suit a variety of skills and ages as well as publications and greetings cards.
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What's On

We host a vibrant range of public programs including talks, exhibitions, artists in residence as well as cultural and community activities in our beautiful heritage building.
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Support the ATW

Whether it is through a donation, a partnership, a bequest or by becoming a volunteer or friend of the ATW, your generous support is vital.
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