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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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Annual Donor Thank You Event & Give an Inch Appeal Launch

14-05-2015

Our annual donor thank you event was held on May 13 and we were delighted to have Carrillo Gantner AO and Anne Robertson, trustees of the Tapestry Foundation of Australia welcome our guests. Thank you to all our donors and supporters who braved a cold and windy Melbourne evening to join us. The ATW greatly values the generosity and support from all of our donors and the evening was a wonderful opportunity for us to say thank you in person. For those who were unable to attend we say thank you and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the ATW. Congratulations to Margaret Crothers who was the lucky winner of The Bobbin Prize!

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Acton tapestry goes on display at Rockhampton Art Gallery

05-05-2015

THE Acton family has invited the public to view a new artwork celebrating the life of Central Queensland cattle industry icon, Graeme Acton.

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Avenue of Remembrance commemorative tapestry goes on display at Australian War Memorial

30-04-2015

After nine months, more than 2380 hours of delicate work by five full time weavers, a highly anticipated tapestry to commemorate Sir Keith Murdoch and his Gallipoli letters has gone on display at the Australian War Memorial.

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Avenue of Remembrance: New tapestry unveiled at War Memorial becomes a key element in permanent display

30-04-2015

The Australian War Memorial (AWM) has unveiled a tapestry described as one of the most important works of art in its 36,000 strong collection.

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NATIONAL TAPESTRY DESIGN PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

21-04-2015

NATIONAL TAPESTRY DESIGN PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED The Australian Tapestry Workshop and the Tapestry Foundation of Australia, in partnership with Architecture Media and Denton Corker Marshall are proud to announce the short list in the inaugural 2015 ATW Tapestry Design Prize for Architects.

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Cutting Off Ceremony for Avenue of Remembrance tapestry designed by Imants Tillers for the Australian War Memorial, Canberra

13-04-2015

A recently completed tapestry of an original design by Imants Tillers was today cut from the loom at the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) by Dr Brendon Nelson, Dr Geoff Handbury, Mr Imants Tillers and the ATW weaving team.

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2015 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries & Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award - Entries Open

17-02-2015

Entries for the 2015 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries & Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award are now open. The Australian Tapestry Workshop Kate Derum award has been established to honour Kate’s memory and her significant contribution to tapestry. The award is open to all professional Australian and International tapestry artists. Finalists will be invited to submit a tapestry for display in an exhibition at the Australian tapestry workshop from 20 August – 25 September 2015. This award is generously supported by Susan Morgan, and Alayne and Alan Davies through the Tapestry Foundation of Australia.

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Brook Andrew tapestry unveiled at Australian High Commissioner’s Residence, Singapore

19-01-2015

Australian High Commissioner to Singapore, His Excellency Mr Philip Green OAM and Australian Tapestry Workshop Director, Antonia Syme and are pleased to announce the unveiling of a significant new tapestry commission designed by Australian artist, Brook Andrew for the Australian High Commissioner’s Residence in Singapore.

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