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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. We have woven more than 500 tapestries over 44 years. These now hang proudly in significant public and private collections nationally and internationally.

Collaborations with established and emerging artists are our hallmark. The constantly evolving creative process between weavers and artists has secured the ATW a global reputation as a centre of excellence and innovation. Our tapestries are known for their vibrancy and technical accomplishment. In creative partnerships, contemporary artists working in photography, painting, watercolour and other art forms, challenge the ATW's team of highly skilled weavers and dyer. We welcome enquiries about tapestry commissions and sales.

COVID-19 Update

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

IMPORTANT ONLINE STORE UPDATE: Due to Stage 4 restrictions, from midday Wednesday 5 August until Thursday 17 September 2020, the ATW will be unable to fulfil yarn and other online store purchases. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please email for enquiries.

Please be aware that Australia Post are 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.


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.

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.

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.