Major new tapestry commission to celebrate the opening of the Sir John Monash Centre in France


The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) is delighted to announce a major tapestry designed by prominent Australian artists Lyndell Brown and Charles Green for the new Sir John Monash Centre (SJMC) in France. The Tapestry Foundation of Australia in partnership with a number of generous private donors, is supporting this important tapestry, and is thrilled that the ANZAC Centenary Arts and Culture Fund is assisting with this project.

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ON THE LOOMS: New tapestry designed by Guan Wei


The ATW is pleased to be working with Guan Wei on a major new tapestry project for the ATW exhibition collection.Chris Cochius, Pamela Joyce, Jennifer Sharpe and Cheryl Thornton have begun weaving Treasure Hunt, a 3.6m long tapestry.

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On February 9th, coinciding with the ’40 Years of Contemporary Tapestry’ exhibition, the Australian Tapestry Workshop celebrated four decades of tapestry creation. With over 200 guests, the ATW brimmed with wonderful supporters, artists, weavers, guides, volunteers, TFA Trustees, Board Members and staff past and present.

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Restoring the greatest works of art from the European Middle Ages


As part of the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s fortieth anniversary celebrations, the world-renowned art historian and director of the National Museum of the Middle Ages in Paris (Musée national du Moyen Âge, formerly Musée de Cluny), Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye will present a public lecture in November about the recent restoration of the magnificent The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries.

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Peter Mac patients gifted latest masterpiece by Australian artist John Olsen


Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre is now home to a magnificent five-metre wide tapestry, Life Burst, by one of Australia’s most celebrated contemporary artists, John Olsen AO OBE. Victorian Premier The Hon. Daniel Andrews today unveiled the tapestry at Peter Mac’s new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) building.

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Winners announced! 2016 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects


The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) announced the recipients for the 2016 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects that includes a prize pool of $10,000

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2016 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects Finalists


Australian Tapestry Workshop announces the 13 finalists for the 2016 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects that includes a prize pool of $10,000. The prize invites architects to design a tapestry for a hypothetical site, which for the 2016 Prize is the Col Madigan designed National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.

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John Wardle Architects’ hypothetical tapestry finds real home


John Wardle Architects’ winning design for the Australian Tapestry Workshop’s inaugural Tapestry Design Prize for Architects will be produced for the proposed Phoenix Gallery in Sydney.

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Life Burst Half-Way Mark Celebration


A special celebration was held at the ATW to mark the half-way point of Life Burst designed by John Olsen AO OBE. Life Burst is a magnificent tapestry commissioned for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre to be located at the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) in Melbourne’s hospital precinct in Parkville.

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Australian Tapestry Workshop announces new Board Chair


The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) has announced the appointment of John Ridley as Board Chair following the retirement of Peter Williams. Peter was appointed to the ATW Board in 2002 and served as Chair from 2009.

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