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About Us

The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) is an international leader in contemporary tapestry, collaborating with a diverse range of international and Australian artists to produce exceptional handwoven works of art.

Established in 1976, we have created over 500 tapestries in creative collaborations for nearly 50 years, promoting innovation and excellence in tapestry weaving and textile art. Located in Melbourne, Australia, our open studio space, bespoke dye lab and galleries are a creative hub for engagement with tapestry, textiles and contemporary art.

Internationally renowned for their vibrancy, technical accomplishment and inventive interpretation, our tapestries are hand woven using an adaptation of the traditional Gobelin technique; by which an image is formed by tightly packing layers of weft (horizontal threads) over warps (vertical threads).

We thrive on working with contemporary artists who seek to challenge our weavers and dyer by providing tapestry designs in various mediums including photography, painting, watercolour, collage and digital images.

Patron

Carillo Gantner AC

Carrillo Gantner AC

Patron of the Australian Tapestry Workshop

ATW Staff

Sophie Travers

Sophie Travers

Director/CEO

Chris Cochius Master Weaver

Chris Cochius

Master Weaver

Pamela Joyce Master Weaver

Pamela Joyce

Master Weaver

Amy Cornall

Senior Weaver

Emma Sulzer Senior Weaver

Emma Sulzer

Senior Weaver

David Pearce

Weaver

Leonie Bessant Master Weaver

Leonie Bessant

Senior Weaver

Caroline Tully Master Weaver

Caroline Tully

Senior Weaver

Cheryl Thornton Master Weaver

Cheryl Thornton

Senior Weaver

Tim Gresham Master Weaver

Tim Gresham

Senior Weaver

Rebecca Jobson

Rebecca Jobson

Operations Manager

Adriane Hayward

Adriane Hayward

Public Programs and Exhibitions Coordinator

Erica Bawden

Bookkeeper

Heather Thomas

Dye Lab Assistant

ATW Board

Lisa Newcombe

ATW Board Deputy Chair

Chris Malkin

ATW Board Member, 
Finance, Audit & Governance Committee, Chair

Debra Morgan

ATW Board Member

Nicole Newton

ATW Board Member

Lynn Rainbow-Reid AM

ATW Board Member

Jefa Greenaway

Jefa Greenaway

ATW Board Member

Dr David Sequeira

Dr David Sequeira

ATW Board Member