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ATW brings world renowned Japanese textile artist to Melbourne

12-10-2015

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

10-10-2015

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

20-08-2015

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

12-08-2015

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

07-08-2015

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

05-08-2015

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

01-08-2015

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 www.victoriancraftawards.org.au

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Open House Melbourne Weekend

25-07-2015

On Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July the ATW opened its doors to welcome more than 650 visitors as part of the annual Open House Melbourne Weekend. Open House Weekend provides an opportunity to showcase buildings of significance, such as the ATW, in a free and accessible format. The Weekend invites people to explore outstanding houses, buildings and infrastructure and landscapes that illustrate Melbourne's rich history, and reflect how we live and work, while also offering insights into the future of the city.

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Modern-day tapestries allow rich collaboration - article by Ray Edgar in Fairfax media

12-07-2015

"Nomadic murals" architect Le Corbusier called tapestries. Originally used in medieval baronial manors as room dividers to warm the giant cold stone spaces, tapestries were dragged around so often their bottom edges had to be constantly repaired. They served another purpose, of course. In case the baronial pile wasn't sufficiently showy, the tapestry attested to its owner's wealth. This labour-intensive artform has always been costly.

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From the Loom Exhibition Launch Event

19-06-2015

The ATW is delighted to present From the Loom, an exhibition of unique ATW tapestries at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. This special exhibition was officially opened on 18th June by ATW Chair, Mr Peter Williams, and Sofitel General Manager, Mr Clive Scott. Guests included ATW donors, supporters and board members, along with Trustees of the Tapestry Foundation of Australia and members of Melbourne's art and culture scene.

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