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Our Story

Since 1976, the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) has built a worldwide reputation for the creation of contemporary tapestries in collaboration with living artists and architects. Over 44 years we have woven more than 500 tapestries – these now hang proudly in significant public and private collections nationally and internationally.

We are unique to Australia, and one of only a few workshops remaining in the world dedicated to hand-weaving contemporary tapestries. In creative partnerships, contemporary artists and architects working in a broad scope of art forms, challenge our tapestry weavers to experiment with interpretation, colour and technique as well as work with our specialist dyer to create new yarn tones. Tapestries known for their vibrancy and technical accomplishment are our hallmark and have established our position as a centre of excellence and innovation.

We welcome enquiries about tapestry commissions and sales.

The Australian Tapestry Workshop acknowledges Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, work and create. We pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present. We acknowledge that this website contains the names and artworks of deceased Indigenous people.

COVID-19 update

The Australian Tapestry Workshop will reopen to the public on Wednesday 3 November, 2021. We are offering two viewing sessions each day with a capacity limit of 5 visitors at anytime.

Planning your visit + conditions of entry: 

- Visitors (aged 16 years and over) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption, in line with the Chief Health Officer’s directions.
- On arrival, visitors will be required to check in using the Service Victoria app. Please scan our venue QR code, check in – an ATW staff member will ask to see your phone and will check for the two green ticks.
- Masks are required to be worn in the ATW shop.
- Bookings are not required.
- To make things as easy as possible for you and for ATW staff, we ask that you please link your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app before your visit.

Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday
Session 1: 10 am – 12.30 pm
Session 2: 2 pm – 5 pm

The ATW is closed on all Victorian public holidays.
The ATW administration office (for enquiries and deliveries) is open Mondays – Fridays, 9am – 5pm.

Online store + phone orders:

We continue to welcome online and phone orders and are dispatching retail orders on a regular basis.

Commission a tapestry

Commissioning an ATW tapestry is an exciting and immersive experience. Throughout you and your guests are welcome to visit the ATW, meet the artist and weavers, and see your tapestry grow on the loom.
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Shop

Purchase from our range of 368 colours of pure wool tapestry yarn which is dyed onsite. We also have a great range a range of weaving supplies to suit a variety of skills and ages as well as publications and greetings cards.
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What's On

We host a vibrant range of public programs including talks, exhibitions, artists in residence as well as cultural and community activities in our beautiful heritage building.
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Support the ATW

Whether it is through a donation, a partnership, a bequest or by becoming a volunteer or friend of the ATW, your generous support is vital.
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