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FAQ

Tapestry in progress: 'Perspectives on a Flat Surface, 2016, John Wardle Architects. Photo: Jeremy Weihrauch.

Yes, we are located at 262-266 Park St in South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205. Our viewing mezzanine, shop and galleries are open to the public from Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm. Guided tours of the ATW operate on Wednesdays at 11am and Thursdays at 2pm. Bookings for tours are essential.

If arriving via public transport take the No 1 tram (South Melbourne Beach) in Swanston Street and alight at stop 24 or take the No 12 tram (St Kilda Beach) in Collins Street and alight at stop 129.

We are also open on some evenings for events, exhibition openings and lectures. Please refer to our what's on page for event listings. 

Please click here for further information on commissioning a tapestry. 

The ATW has a range of large and small tapestries available for sale.Whether you are an experienced collector, considering your first tapestry, or looking for a unique gift there is something here for you. Your support in purchasing a tapestry from the ATW will assist us in creating more opportunities for weaver and artists to collaborate and push the boundaries of contemporary tapestry weaving.

The ATW welcomes enquiries regarding tapestry commission, sales and loans: contact@austapestry.com.au

Yes, our 368 colour yarn range can be purchased through our online store or in person at the ATW. Our superior pure wool tapestry yarn is Border/ Merino cross, spun as 2/18 Nm on average and is 29 microns thick. All of our yarn is dyed by hand.

Our annual giving 'Transforming Tapestry' allows us to raise the funds needed to keep the contemporary art of hand-woven tapestry production alive and thriving in Australia. We simply could not continue without the generous support of our many donors. Click here to Donate today! 

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. Click here page to become a Friend of the ATW today!

Click here to learn more about our internationally renowned Artist-In-Residence (AIR) program at the ATW. The ATW AIR program allows artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the ATW for a 2-8 week period. AIR applications open in the second half of each year. Sign up to our e-news to be informed when applications open

Our volunteers are integral to the ongoing success of the ATW. Volunteers assist with a variety of tasks, including arts administration, library administration, exhibition assistance, event set up and general housekeeping tasks. Click here to learn about our volunteer program.

Each year we run a series of Introductory and Advanced workshops. We also can design unique workshop experiences for school and community groups. Please refer to our Learn page for class listings or email contact@austapestry.com.au for further enquiries.

Click here to learn about the process behind weaving a tapestry at the ATW.