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ATW AIR 2017

Chris O'Brien.jpg – can be used to promote ATW AIR 2017 Chris O'Brien, 262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne, 2017, cotton thread, foam, image transfer paper, material and wool, 38.5 x 70 x 36.5cm. Courtesy of the artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne.

Friday 16 February until 27 April 2018

Chris O'Brien.jpg – can be used to promote ATW AIR 2017 Chris O'Brien, 262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne, 2017, cotton thread, foam, image transfer paper, material and wool, 38.5 x 70 x 36.5cm. Courtesy of the artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne.

Chris O'Brien.jpg – can be used to promote ATW AIR 2017
Chris O'Brien, 262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne, 2017, cotton thread, foam, image transfer paper, material and wool, 38.5 x 70 x 36.5cm. Courtesy of the artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne.

A stunning exhibition of Australian and International artists, who took part in the Artist in Residence program at the ATW in 2017 – Freÿa Black, Emma Greenwood, Chris O'Brien, Drew Pettifer, Debra Porch, Elena Redaelli, Gina Ropiha, Carly Snoswell, Superpleased (Sue Buchanan and Eli Giannini), Zilverster (Goodwin & Hanenbergh).

Emerald Threads

Saturday 3 - Saturday 10 March 2018. 

South Melbourne Town Hall Reserve, Bank Street, South Melbourne

Slow Art Collective.jpg – Emerald Threads Slow Art Collective, Archiloom 4, interactive installation, dimensions variable. Photo courtesy the artists.

Slow Art Collective.jpg – Emerald Threads
Slow Art Collective, Archiloom 4, interactive installation, dimensions variable. Photo courtesy the artists.

In the past 7 years, Slow Art Collective has created various large scale participatory artworks that play with ideas of sustainability, improvisation, on-site learning and experimentation.

In their latest project Emerald Threads, Slow Art Collective will build an evolving structure that will house a series of resting places for the public. Inviting public participation and intervention, these resting places will offer people a chance to take a break and enjoy a space of relative peace and calm. It will be a site for experimentation, play and gathering.

Emerald Threads is a collaborative project between the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Multicultural Arts Victoria and Slow Art Collective and supported by the City of Port Phillip. 

Give an Inch and 2018 Public Program Launch

Thursday 1 March 2018, 6 - 8pm

GAI.jpg – Give an Inch and 2018 Public Program Launch

GAI.jpg – Give an Inch and 2018 Public Program Launch
Guests enjoy the Australian Tapestry Workshop as part of a special event. Photograph: Tim O’Connor

View the progress of 22 Temenggong Road, Twilight, designed by Justin Hill, Treasure Hunt, designed by Guan Wei, our Artists in Residence 2017 exhibition featuring works from last year's participating artists and to raise a toast to the ATW’s bright future.

Artist in Residence talks: Britt Salt, Carolyn Cardinet and Anne Graham

Tuesday 6 March 2018, 6:30 pm, refreshments from 6:00 pm

(from left to right).jpg – can be used to promote Artist in Residence talks: Britt Salt, Carolyn Cardinet and Anne Graham  (from left to right) Detail of work by Britt Salt, Anne Graham and Carolyn Cardinet, 2018 Artists in Residence at ATW. Photos courtesy the artists.

(from left to right).jpg – can be used to promote Artist in Residence talks: Britt Salt, Carolyn Cardinet and Anne Graham
(from left to right) Detail of work by Britt Salt, Anne Graham and Carolyn Cardinet, 2018 Artists in Residence at ATW. Photos courtesy the artists.

2018 Artists in Residence Britt Salt, Anne Marsh and Carolyn Cardinet discuss their artistic practices and experiences at the ATW, https://www.austapestry.com.au/whats-on/artists-in-residence

Tapestry Design for Architects 2018 Site Announcement and call for submissions

Tuesday 20 March, 6 - 8 pm

ATW is excited to announce the third Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (TDPA). The TDPA invites architects, designers and architecture students to design an ambitious tapestry for a hypothetical site.

Tapestry x Architecture

Thursday 22 March 2018, 6:30 pm, refreshments from 6:00 pm

Perspectives on a Flat Surface.jpg – can be used to promote any Tapestry Design Prize for Architects event.  Perspectives on a Flat Surface, 2016, designed by John Wardle Architects and woven by Chris Cochius, Pamela Joyce, Jennifer Sharpe and Cheryl Thornton, wool and cotton, 1.92 x 3.84m. Photograph: Jeremy Weihrauch.

Perspectives on a Flat Surface.jpg – can be used to promote any Tapestry Design Prize for Architects event.
Perspectives on a Flat Surface, 2016, designed by John Wardle Architects and woven by Chris Cochius, Pamela Joyce, Jennifer Sharpe and Cheryl Thornton, wool and cotton, 1.92 x 3.84m. Photograph: Jeremy Weihrauch.

Esteemed architects Peter Williams, John Wardle and collaborative duo Superpleased (Eli Giannini and Sue Buchanan) discuss – Tapestry x Architecture: Responding to Place. This panel will focus on contemporary tapestry design and its ongoing relationship to architecture and space, as well as the effect of design on people and perceptions of the built environment.

The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) is regarded as an international centre of excellence for innovative, contemporary, hand-woven tapestries, created in collaboration with leading artists, architects and designers.  The ATW offers an exciting program of events during February and March 2018.