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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.

Visitor Information + COVID-19 Update

The ATW is open to the public Tuesday to Friday and offers 2 viewing sessions each day, with a limit of 10 visitors at anytime:

Session 1: 10 am – 12.30 pm
Session 2: 2 pm – 5 pm

To ensure your visit is safe and stress-free we have implemented a range of hygiene and physical-distancing measures. Bookings are not required, but you must register your details upon entry for the purpose of contact tracing. Please note that the wearing of a facial mask that covers both the mouth and nose is a condition of entry to the ATW. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask please let ATW staff know.

The ATW is closed on all Victorian public holidays.
The ATW administration office (for enquiries and deliveries) is open Mondays – Fridays, 9am – 5pm.
Due to COVID-19 our guided tours are currently suspended.

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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