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


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


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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Australian Tapestry Workshop celebrates the life of Belinda Ramson


Artist and teacher Belinda Ramson died on Monday 10 November 2014 after a short illness. Through her work as artist, teacher and consultant to the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Belinda Ramson played a crucial role in shaping the vibrant and distinctive woven tapestry movement that emerged so surprisingly and with such authority in Australia in the 1970s.

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Avenue of Remembrance to honour a nation’s sacrifice


Australian Tapestry Workshop Director, Antonia Syme and Australian War Memorial, Director Dr Brendan Nelson are pleased to announce the commencement of a significant new tapestry commission designed by Australian artist, Imants Tillers for the AWM in Canberra.

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ATW Director Antonia Syme at the WCC Golden Jubilee Celebration


ATW Director Antonia Syme travelled to China to attend the 50th anniversary of the World Crafts Council Golden Jubilee event.

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Inaugural Tapestry Design Prize for Architects Launched


The Australian Tapestry Workshop and the Tapestry Foundation of Australia, in partnership with Architecture Media and Denton Corker Marshall are proud to announce the inaugural 2015 ATW Tapestry Design Prize for Architects.

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New John Olsen tapestry announced - Media Release


The Australian Tapestry Workshop is proud to announce a new tapestry collaboration with one of Australia’s greatest living artists John Olsen AO OBE.

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International Weaver Exchange


We are please to announce an international exchange programme between Dovecot Studios and the Australian Tapestry Workshop. This exchange is designed to raise the profile of contemporary tapestry weaving by fostering talent, building relationships and sharing knowledge. By spending an extended period in the host country, weavers will engage with both familiar and new working practices, and immerse themselves in the local Arts and cultural community.

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Director of the Tate Modern, Chris Dercon, visits the Australian Tapestry Workshop


On Thursday 18 June we were excited to receive a visit at the Workshop from Chris Dercon, Director of the Tate Modern. Chris looked at the finished tapestries on display in the galleries with ATW Director Antonia Syme. He also was interested in the production of the tapestries, talking with the ATW weavers about our current major project, a collaboration with Juan Davila on a commissioned tapestry for the State Library of Victoria.

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Baillieu Myer AC is new Patron of ATW


The Australian Tapestry Workshop is honoured to announce that Baillieu Myer AC has accepted the role of Patron. Mr Myer played a critical role in the founding of the Workshop, and has remained an important supporter and advocate. He will continue the legacy of our late Patron Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE.

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