News

2016 Artists in Residence Announced

18-12-2015

2016 Artists in Residence Announced. The Artist in Residence program invites artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the ATW. Artists will be given a working space at the ATW, use of ATW yarn & equipment and will be paid to deliver a public talk at the ATW. This year we received a record number of 79 applications for the Artist in Residence program. The selection panel found the task of choosing 16 artists very challenging as the quality of applications was so high.

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ATW Christmas Party

10-12-2015

The ATW celebrated another wonderful year in the art of contemporary tapestry at the ATW Christmas Party held on December 10. We were honoured to have Emeritus Trustee Arnold Hancock join us on the night, who along with Trustees of the Tapestry Foundation of Australia Trustees and ATW Board members welcomed more than 60 of all our valued donors and supporters who all enjoyed the festive spirit of the evening in our unique studio environment. The intriguing work Gordian Knot and Bush Foods designed by Sheena Wilfred were both On the Looms for guests to admire up close and there was plenty of festive fare and joyful conversations.

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2015 Emerald Hill Festival

15-11-2015

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

27-10-2015

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

17-10-2015

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

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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