Dovecot Studios & ATW 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.

2014:

Dovecot weaver Freya Sewell travelled to ATW in March 2014
ATW Senior Weaver Sue Batten travelled to Dovecot in September 2014

2015:

ATW Weaver Milena Paplinska travelled to Dovecot in September 2015
Dovecot weaver Jonothan Cleaver travelled to ATW in October 2015

 

 

Milena Paplinska (ATW) visits Dovecot in September 2015

 

 

Milena Paplinska talks to visitors at Dovecot

 

 

Milena Paplinska learns how to use the rug tufter

 

 

Milena Paplinska winds bobbins at Dovecot. 

 

 

 

 

Sue Batten (ATW) visits Dovecot in September 2014 

 

 

Sue Batten with Dovecot Senior Weaver Naomi Robertson

 

 

Sue Batten getting ready to warp up a new project with Rudi Richardson

 

 

Sue Batten looks over the cartoon for an upcoming project with Naomi Robertson

 

 

Sue Batten with Dovecot weaver David Cochrane

 

 

The weaving floor at Dovecot Studios

 

 

 

Freya Sewell (Dovecot) visits ATW in March 2014

 

 

Freya Sewell sampling for the Keith Tyson tapestry

 

 

Freya Sewell working at ATW

 

 

Freya Sewell talking with ATW Artist in Residence Lyndall Watson

 

 

Freya Sewell from behind the loom

 

 

ATW Dyer Tony Stefanovski giving Freya Sewell a tour of the dye rooms at ATW

 

 

Freya Sewell and ATW weaver Milena Paplinska getting ready to warp up a new project