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About Us

Established in 1976, the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) is a not-for-profit visual arts organisation with a global reputation for creating contemporary handwoven tapestries. ATW empowers creative partnerships with a broad scope of artists and architects. Each tapestry is a unique opportunity to engage with the ATW weaving team to explore artistic ideas and innovate.

The ATW is internationally renowned for creating handwoven contemporary tapestries. We are unique to Australia and one of only a few workshops remaining worldwide. The ATW's far-reaching reputation and longstanding cultural partnerships enable us to present a global program to local audiences and share Victorian creative excellence with the world.

Our South Melbourne open studio, colour laboratory and galleries are a creative hub for engagement with tapestry, textiles and contemporary art. We develop and deliver multitiered programming that educates and inspires arts and general audiences through online and real-world avenues. We nurture creative exchange and share our specialist knowledge across generations.

Patrons

Baillieu Myer AC

VALE BAILLIEU MYER AC. Patron of the Australian Tapestry Workshop 2013 - 2022.

ATW Staff

Antonia Syme ATW Director

Antonia Syme AM

Director

Chris Cochius Master Weaver

Chris Cochius

Master Weaver

Emma Sulzer Senior Weaver

Emma Sulzer

Senior Weaver

Pamela Joyce Master Weaver

Pamela Joyce

Master Weaver

Cheryl Thornton Master Weaver

Cheryl Thornton

Master Weaver

Amy Cornall

Senior Weaver

David Pearce

Intern

Leonie Bessant Master Weaver

Leonie Bessant

Master Weaver

Caroline Tully Master Weaver

Caroline Tully

Master Weaver

Rebecca Jobson

Rebecca Jobson

Operations Manager

Adriane Hayward

Adriane Hayward

Public Programs and Exhibitions Coordinator

Jenny Newman Front of House Coordinator

Jenny Newman

Front of House Coordinator

Erica Bawden

Book Keeper

Sue Batten

Master Weaver

Tim Gresham Master Weaver

Tim Gresham

Master Weaver

Jennifer Sharpe

Master Weaver

Public Programs Officer Melanie Read sits in front of 'Parramatta' Tapestry

Melanie Read

Public Programs Officer

Tony Stefanovski

Master Dyer

ATW Board

Lisa Newcombe

ATW Board Deputy Chair

Chris Malkin

ATW Board Member, 
Finance, Audit & Governance Committee, Chair

Karl Fender OAM

ATW Board Member

Debra Morgan

ATW Board Member

Bob Nation AM

ATW Board Member

Nicole Newton

ATW Board Member

Lynn Rainbow-Reid AM

ATW Board Member

Jefa Greenaway

Jefa Greenaway

ATW Board Member

Dr David Sequeira

Dr David Sequeira

ATW Board Member