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About Us

The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) is regarded as an international centre of excellence for innovative, contemporary, hand-woven tapestries, created in collaboration with leading artists, architects & designers. Established in 1976, it is the only workshop of its kind in Australia and one of a few in the world dedicated to the production of hand-woven tapestries.

Our vision is to inspire creativity and push the boundaries of contemporary tapestry weaving through new collaborations. The ATW's Board of Directors and staff are committed to achieving the four strategic goals that underpin our vision:

Reputation: International recognition as a centre of excellence for contemporary tapestry weaving, public programs and creative exchange.

Artistic Development: Collaborate with leading living artists to create dynamic tapestries of artistic excellence that continue to progress and develop the medium’s possibilities.

Creation and Education: Make the creation of contemporary tapestries accessible to artists and the community through innovative exhibitions, workshops, education and inclusive residency programs.

Sustainability: Run a professional, efficient and effective arts organisation with the widest possible support base.

Patrons

Baillieu Myer AC

Mr Myer is one of the ATW's most longstanding and enthusiastic supporters as well as being a great philanthropist and cultural leader.

ATW Staff

Antonia Syme ATW Director

Antonia Syme AM

Director

Sue Batten

Master Weaver

Chris Cochius Master Weaver

Chris Cochius

Master Weaver

Amy Cornall

Senior Weaver

Tim Gresham Master Weaver

Tim Gresham

Master Weaver

Pamela Joyce Master Weaver

Pamela Joyce

Master Weaver

Jennifer Sharpe

Master Weaver

Cheryl Thornton

Master Weaver

Tony Stefanovski

Master Dyer

Josephine Briginshaw

Development Coordinator

Rebecca Jobson Operations Manager

Rebecca Jobson

Operations Manager

Adriane Hayward Public Programs and Exhibitions Coordinator

Adriane Hayward

Public Programs and Exhibitions Coordinator

Jenny Newman Front of House Coordinator

Jenny Newman

Front of House Coordinator

Erica Bawden

Book Keeper

ATW Board

Lisa Newcombe

ATW Board Deputy Chair

Chris Malkin

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

Karl Fender OAM

ATW Board Member

Debra Morgan

ATW Board Member

Bob Nation AM

ATW Board Member

Nicole Newton

ATW Board Member

Lynn Rainbow-Reid AM

ATW Board Member