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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INTERTWINED: Weaving training for refugee artists


Intertwined: Stories on the Wall - short film now available The public is invited to view a short film, highlighting a recent collaboration between Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and the ATW. This project brought together two groups of women artists from refugee communities to learn the art of tapestry weaving. The program was supported by the City of Port Phillip. Click on date above for link.

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Director Antonia Syme at AgIdeas


The ATW is pleased to note that Director Antonia Syme is a featured speaker at the 2013 AgIdeas, which is one of the largest, most prestigious and longest running design events in the world.

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ATW and PRINT WEAVE MAKE featured in The Age


"Suddenly the art form associated with musty museums and depictions of royal festivities in the 14th century has become hip." The Saturday Age Life & Style section covers the Workshop, and our upcoming collaborative event PRINT WEAVE MAKE.

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Applications are open for 2013 artist in residence program


Applications are now open for ATW's artist in residence program, inviting artists to immerse themselves in the unique studio environment of the Workshop.

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New Opening Hours


Please note new opening hours: Shop and galleries (including studio viewings): Tuesday - Friday 10am to 5pm ATW office (for enquiries and deliveries): Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

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ATW featured in Qantas magazine


The Workshop is delighted to be profiled in Qantas' inflight magazine, The Australian Way.

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