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Events and Talks

Left: David Cochrane working on The Large Tree Group Tapestry at Dovecot Studios. Courtesy of Dovecot Studios. ‘Waterbaby’ woven by David Cochrane. Courtesy of the artist.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

International Speaker Series: David Cochrane (UK)

Please join the Friends of the ATW for the Kate Derum Award and Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries International Speaker Series.

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Left: Mariana Ortega. Photo by Mark Lente Rojo Right: “Memory Weaver”/ “Tejedora de memorias”, 2016,  46 in X 21 in. Courtesy of the artist.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

International Speaker Series: Mariana Ortega (MEX)

Please join the Friends of the ATW for the Kate Derum Award and Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries International Speaker Series.

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Left: ‘wut will they fed us when all teh fishes r gone?’ 2019 Handwoven wool and cotton 46 x 35” Right: Kayla Mattes portrait. Courtesy of the artist.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

International Speaker Series: Kayla Mattes (USA)

Please join the Friends of the ATW for the Kate Derum Award and Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries International Speaker Series.

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Jilly Edwards in studio and tapestry work in progress. Images courtesy of the artist.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

International Speaker Series: Jilly Edwards (UK)

Please join the Friends of the ATW for the Kate Derum Award and Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries International Speaker Series.

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Saturday, May 15, 2021

Artist in Residence Open Studio: Carolyn Menzies

Join ATW Artist in Residence Carolyn Menzies for an open studio!

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Katharine Swailes and Caron Penney. Image courtesy of the artist.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

International Speaker Series: Caron Penney & Katharine Swailes, Atelier Weftfaced (UK)

Please join the Friends of the ATW for the Kate Derum Award and Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries International Speaker Series.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Tapestry Design Prize for Architects 2021 Launch

Join the Australian Tapestry Workshop as special guest Sir Jonathan Mills AO, FRSE, launches the Tapestry Design Prize for Architects 2021. Celebrate with us online as the highly anticipated site for the 2021 design challenge is revealed, and we share details on how to enter this unique and international $10,000 prize.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Radiating Brooch Workshop with Vicki Mason

Join ‘Make the World Again’ exhibiting artist Vicki Mason to create a radiating flora brooch using textile knotting techniques. Using hemp cord combined with ATW wool yarn participants will explore a range of colour and design possibilities in this hands-on workshop.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

FUTURE PROOFING: PRESERVING CONTEMPORARY TAPESTRY THROUGH ARCHITECTURE

To celebrate the fourth Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (TDPA) in 2021, join architects Peter Williams AM, Amy Muir and Australian Tapestry Workshop Director Antonia Syme AM as they discuss how historical connections between architectural space and tapestry can be drawn upon in the contemporary world, while also exploring the ways that tapestries may transform public and private space in the future.

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Friday, January 1, 2021

WATCH: WOVEN SONG Australian Launch

In February 2020 Short Black Opera (SBO) and the Australian Tapestry Workshop continued its exciting collaboration to share ‘WOVEN SONG’ with Australian audiences for the first time as part the 2020 Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (Asia TOPA).

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Artist Naomi Hobson in front of her design for 'The Royal Harvest' tapestry at the Australian Tapestry Workshop in 2021. Photo: ATW.
Friday, January 1, 2021

ONLINE STUDIO VISIT: Naomi Hobson

Hear ATW collaborator, Kaantju/Umpila artist Naomi Hobson speak about her creative practice from her studio in Coen, Far North Queensland.

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