2015 Emerald Hill Festival


The Emerald Hill Festival is an annual celebration of the diverse local community in the Emerald Hill Cultural Precinct in and around Bank and Perrins Streets, South Melbourne. Visitors enjoyed over free 50 events and activities including live performances, music, workshops and demonstrations, exhibitions, heritage tours, family activities and international food and dance.

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ATW Friends Lecture Series: Tea & Textiles - Cresside Collette on Sri Lankan Textiles


Cresside Collette will share her knowledge of the country of her birth and her recent explorations of its textile history.

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2015 Melbourne Festival - Haydn Unpicked


On Saturday 17 October the ATW welcomed France's acclaimed Modigliani Quartet as part the Melbourne Festival. More than 80 guests enjoyed the ATW's unique studio environment providing wonderful acoustics and a magnificent backdrop of tapestries on the looms for Modigliani's performance of Haydn Unpicked.

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ATW brings world renowned Japanese textile artist to Melbourne


The ATW was delighted to bring the 2015 Hancock Fellow, world-renowned textile artist Reiko Sudo to Melbourne this October.

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Reiko Sudo workshops: A lesson in Japanese textile & design


2015 Hancock Fellow, founder and artistic producer of NUNO Corporation Reiko Sudo, shared her vast creative and technical expertise at two special workshops held at the ATW.

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2015 Kate Derum Award winner announced


New Zealand artist, Marilyn Rea-Menzieshas been announced the winner of this year’s Kate Derum Award for small tapestries. The Kate Derum Award is open to Australian and international artists at any stage in their career, for hand-woven tapestries with a maximum size of 30x30cm. Marilyn’s intriguing tapestry, Doll was selected from a shortlist of 41 original works including Australian artists Chris Cochius and Cheryl Thornton, who both received high commendations from the judges.

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The ATW hosts International Gallerist - Pearl Lam


The ATW was delighted to welcome Pearl Lam, gallerist and the founder and director of Pearl Lam Galleries, on her recent visit to Melbourne. With galleries in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore, Pearl Lam is recognized as a driving force within Asia’s contemporary art scene, exhibiting Asian and Western art and design.

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Vale Tina Kane - Textile Conservator


We mourn the loss of Tina Kane who recently passed away after suffering from a motor neurone disease. The ATW honours Tina's contribution to the world of tapestry conservation.

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Tapestry Design Prize for Architects - Sydney Exhibition Launch


The exhibition of finalists in the National Tapestry Design Prize for Architects toured to Sydney in August for a special exhibition at Stylecraft's Darlinghurst showroom. Proud sponsors of the exhibition, Stylecraft are a leading provider of original, contemporary designed furniture with six showrooms around Australia and Singapore.

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ATW a finalist in the Victorian Craft Awards


The ATW is thrilled to have the beautiful tapestry, Everything has two witnesses, one on earth and one in the sky, 2014, designed by Sangeeta Sandrasegar and woven by Sue Batten a finalist in the inaugural Victorian Craft Awards. The winners were announced at the launch of Craft Victoria's Craft Cubed on Saturday 1st August. You can vote for our tapestry in the People's Choice Award via

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