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

26-04-2017

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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ATW NEWS: MARCH 2017

31-03-2017

Friends of the ATW Forum- Next Thursday 6 April, On the Looms- Guan Wei's Treasure Hunt, Tapestry Design Prize for Architects Goes to Brisbane, Current Exhibitions- Body and Cloth- Performing Textiles, 2017 Kate Derum & Irene Davies Award, 2017 Weaving Classes, Other Exhibitions & Events

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ON THE LOOMS: New tapestry designed by Guan Wei

20-03-2017

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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THE AUSTRALIAN TAPESTRY WORKSHOP CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

09-03-2017

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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ATW NEWS: FEBRUARY 2017

28-02-2017

Give an Inch 2017, On the Looms- New Tapestry Designed by Guan Wei, Recent Projects- Listen to the Sound of Plants, Artist in Residence Talks- Tonight, Current Exhibition- Body and Cloth- Performing Textiles, Friends of the ATW- Forum, 2016 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects goes to Brisbane, 2017 Kate Derum Award, 2017 Weaving Classes, Many Hands, Other Exhibitions and Events

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ATW NEWS: JANUARY 2017

31-01-2017

Happy New Year From the ATW, on the Looms- Listen to the Sound of Plants, Current Exhibition- 40 Years of Contemporary Tapestry, NGV Kids Summer Festival Workshop, Artists in Residence Talks, Upcoming Exhibition- Body and Cloth- Performing Textiles, Friends of the ATW Forum, New Publication, 2017 Kate Derum Award, 2017 Weaving Classes, Other Exhibitions & Events

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Restoring the greatest works of art from the European Middle Ages

03-10-2016

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

06-09-2016

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

30-08-2016

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

21-07-2016

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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