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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Open House Melbourne Weekend


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


"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


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


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


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


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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