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The ATW is thrilled to have the beautiful tapestry, Everything has two witnesses, one on earth and one in the sky, 2014, designed by Sangeeta Sandrasegar and woven by Sue Batten a finalist in the inaugural Victorian Craft Awards. The winners were announced at the launch of Craft Victoria's Craft Cubed on Saturday 1st August. You can vote for our tapestry in the People's Choice Award via www.victoriancraftawards.org.au
On Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July the ATW opened its doors to welcome more than 650 visitors as part of the annual Open House Melbourne Weekend. Open House Weekend provides an opportunity to showcase buildings of significance, such as the ATW, in a free and accessible format. The Weekend invites people to explore outstanding houses, buildings and infrastructure and landscapes that illustrate Melbourne's rich history, and reflect how we live and work, while also offering insights into the future of the city.
"Nomadic murals" architect Le Corbusier called tapestries. Originally used in medieval baronial manors as room dividers to warm the giant cold stone spaces, tapestries were dragged around so often their bottom edges had to be constantly repaired. They served another purpose, of course. In case the baronial pile wasn't sufficiently showy, the tapestry attested to its owner's wealth. This labour-intensive artform has always been costly.