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'The royal Harvest'
DESIGNED BY NAOMI HOBSON
ON THE LOOM
‘Wurundjeri Biik, yalinguth, yalingbu, yirramboi’
designed by Mandy Nicholson
ON THE LOOM
'Hear the Plant Song'
designed by Janet Laurence
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Transforiming Tapestry
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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 ATW respectfully acknowledges the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan of the Boonwurrung people as the traditional owners of the land on which we create. We acknowledge that this website contains the names and artworks of deceased Indigenous people.

COVID-19 Update

Following the latest public health directions from the Victorian Government, the ATW is temporarily closed to the public.

IMPORTANT ONLINE STORE UPDATE: We are pleased to be able to resume sales through our online store. In line with COVID-19 government directives, ATW online and phone orders will be packed and dispatched every Monday, starting on Monday 14 September 2020. Please place your online order by 5 pm AEST each Sunday or for phone order by 5 pm AEST each Friday prior to guarantee delivery.

Please be aware that Australia Post is experiencing delays as a result of COVID-19 that may impact the delivery of online orders. Please visit the Australia Post website for the latest information.

We will continue to share our tapestry creation, as well as exhibition activities through our online channels. Please visit follow our social media for updates or subscribe to our Enews here.

With your help, we can ensure the ATW stays afloat. If you are able you can support the ATW during this challenging time by making a tax-deductible donation. Your donation will help us continue our work as an international centre of excellence for the creation of contemporary tapestry, providing education, resources and opportunities to weavers, artists, craftspeople, designers, students and the community.

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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