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Donor Roll

We would like to give our most sincere thanks to everyone on our Honour Roll and Donor Roll. The Australian Tapestry Workshop could not have achieved all that we have without the generosity of an extraordinary community of supporters.

Your tax-deductible donation to the Australian Tapestry Workshop Fund will ensure our weavers can achieve the highest level of mastery and our artistic and community enrichment programs may continue.


Donations to the Australian Tapestry Workshop of $2 and over are tax-deductible

Honour Roll

Our Honour Roll celebrates longstanding supporters by acknowledging donations that accumulate to $10,000 and over in perpetuity.


Carrillo Gantner AC

Principal Benefactor
(cumulative gifts over $500,000)

Janet Calvert-Jones AO & John Calvert-Jones AM
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE
Baillieu Myer AC & Sarah Myer

Principal Donor
(cumulative gifts between $100,000 - $499,000)

Australian Hotels Association
Architecture Media
The Calvert-Jones Foundation
Tim Fairfax AO & Gina Fairfax
Carrillo Gantner AC & Ziyin Gantner
Neilma Gantner
Geoff & Helen Handbury Foundation
Hotel & Leisure Management Pty Ltd
The Jack Kennedy Fund
Majorie M. Kingston Charitable Trust
The Norman, Mavis & Graeme Waters
Charitable Trust
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
Metal Manufactures Limited
The Myer Foundation
The Sarah & Baillieu Myer AC Family Fund
The Sidney Myer Fund
Lady Marigold Southey AC
The Tapestry Foundation of Australia
Windermere Foundation ltd
The Yulgilbar Foundation

Major Donor
(cumulative gifts between $10,000 - $99,000)

Allens-Linklaters (Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks)
Annamila Pty Ltd
Aranday Foundation
Joanne Baevski
Besen Family Foundation
BHP Billiton
William Bowness AO
Bowness Family Foundation
Diana Browne Trust
Amy Boyd & Stephen Rebikoff
Michael Butcher
Dr Fiona Caro
Robyn & Tony Cass
CHASAM Foundation
Ann Cole
John & Chris Collingwood
Mavourneen Cowen
Jo Crosby & Carey Lyon
Gordon Darling Foundation
Alan & Alayne Davies in memory of Irene Davies
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Deutsche Bank
Timothy Fairfax Foundation
Fender Katsalidis
Paula Fox AO
Jianguo Pty Ltd
Reg & Laura Gregory
Lesley Griffin
Helen K Groves
Mrs G F Hagger
J. Arnold Hancock OBE and Pat Hancock
Herald & Weekly Times
Caroline Johnston OAM
John Kerr Tutton Charitable Trust
Robert & Mem Kirby Foundation
Estate of the late Miss Margaret Littledale Tutton
Macquarie Bank
Morandi Investments P/L
The Hon Susan Morgan
Elisabeth Murdoch Trust
Martyn Myer AO & Louise Myer
National Australia Bank
The Orloff Family Charitable Trust
Hazel Peat Charitable Trust
Playking Foundation
Ian Potter Foundation
The Pratt Foundation
Lynn Rainbow Reid AM & John Reid AO
Richard & Rosemary Raw
John T Reid Charitable Trust
Anne & Mark Robertson OAM
Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks
Margaret Ross AM & Dr Ian Ross
Jean Elizabeth Ryan Charitable Trust
Brenda Shanahan Charitable Foundation
Jennifer Sharpe
Antonia Syme AM
University of Melbourne
Teresa Wardell Trust
The Hugh D T Williamson Foundation
Peter Williams AM & Judy Williams

Building fund

Victorian Government Community Support Fund
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
The Ian Potter Foundation

We acknowledge with gratitude the generous support of the above in acquiring the building for the ATW in 1999 thus providing a secure home for this unique Australian institution.

Bequests and Estates

Will & Dorothy Bailey Bequest
Beverly Dean in memory of Ruth Warren
Estate of Dr Phillip Law AC CBE
The Estate of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE
Angus Trumble in memory of Helen Trumble
Meg Warren in memory of Ruth Warren

Bequest Nominations

Deborah Burdett
Chris & John Collingwood
P. Anthony Preston
Jan Wallage

If you have named the Australian Tapestry Workshop as a beneficiary in your will and would like to be acknowledged during your lifetime please contact:
+613 9699 7885

Donor Roll 2023

Our Donor Roll acknowledges those who made a difference by supporting exciting ATW initiatives or our Transforming Tapestry Annual Appeal (during the period 1 January 2023 – 31 December 2023).

Weaving Futures & Regional Tapestry Weaving Project

Creative Victoria
Playking Foundation

Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

Architecture Media
Creative Victoria
City of Port Phillip
Envelope Group
Metal Manufactures Limited

Threads for the Future Grant

Tapestry Foundation of Australia

Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries

The Hon Susan Morgan

Irene Davies Emerging Artists Award for Small Tapestries

Alan & Alayne Davies in memory of Irene Davies

Transforming Tapestry Annual Appeal

Bowness Family Foundation
Janet Calvert-Jones AO & John Calvert-Jones AM
Ann Cole
Mavourneen Cowen
Tim Fairfax AC & Gina Fairfax AC
Carrillo Gantner AC & Ziyin Gantner
Mutual Trust Foundation
Allan Myers AC QC & Maria Myers AC
Lynn Rainbow-Reid AM & John B Reid AO

$1000 — $4999

Architecture Media
Peter Bancroft OAM & Marlyn Bancroft
Amy Boyd & Stephen Rebikoff
Michael Butcher
Dr Fiona Caro
Robyn & Tony Cass
Louise Gourlay AM
Lesley Griffin
John Harrison AM CBE & Sue Harrison
Lynne Haultain
Caroline Johnston OAM
Debra Morgan
Diana Morgan AM
Lisa Newcombe
Nicole Newton
Rosemary & Richard Raw
Louise Stinson
The J. Permsew Foundation
The Orloff Family Charitable Trust
The Trustee for The Marmel Foundation
Christina Turner
Roslyn Webster
Anonymous (1)

$500 — $999

Joanna Baevski
Pro Vice Chancellor Su Baker AM
Maureen Barden
Elaine & Arthur Clark
Charlotte Clemens
Margaret Crothers
Sue Cunningham
Jane Edmanson OAM
Marion Harris
Meredith Hinchliffe
Barbara Inglis
Barbara A Jacob
The Hon Margaret Lusink AM
James & Anne Syme
Noel & Jenny Turnbull
Helen Washington
Lyn Williams AM
Honorary Associate Professor Liz Williamson
Patricia Zeppel OBE
Anonymous (4)

$200 — $499

Barbara Anderson
Julian Bickersteth
Nathan Black
Janet Bolitho
Robyn Campbell
Rosanne Cunningham
Suzanne Davies
Fleur Gibbs
Gaye & Bill Goddard
Jennifer Goodman
Elisabeth Guinness
Sue Harlow
Sue Herrera
Richard Hilton
Dr Irene Irvine
Beck Jobson
Lisa Molvig
Denise Neri
Paul & Gay Rosen
Graeme Sinclair
Robin Syme AM & Rosemary Syme OAM
Jan Wallage
Hadley Westwood
Sue Westwood
Anonymous (2)

$2 – $199

49 Donors

Funding Partners

Media Partner

In-kind Partners

Tapestry Foundation of Australia

The ATW acknowledges with gratitude the TFA's longstanding generosity. The Tapestry Foundation of Australia was established in 1995 to enable and encourage the development of tapestry in Australia through collaborations with the ATW. It has since generously supported a wide range of ATW initiatives from tapestry creation, publishing books on the work of the ATW, exhibitions of tapestries nationally and internationally, international visiting speakers through the Hancock Fellowship, and international weaver exchanges through the Myer Scholarship.

The TFA initiated the Tapestries for Hospitals Project, with key donors, including the State Government, which has enabled the weaving of contemporary tapestries at the ATW to brighten the walls of major hospitals in Victoria. These include: the Royal Children's' Hospital, Melbourne; the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne; the Warrnambool Base Hospital; the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne; the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital, Sunshine; the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and the Northern Hospital, Epping. The TFA was also the instigator and a vital supporter of the Embassy Tapestry Program through which commissioned tapestries designed by Indigenous artists are loaned for long-term display in Australian Embassies and High Commissions. In 2018 the TFA co-funded the major 'Morning Star' tapestry for the new Sir John Monash Centre, Villers Bretonneux, France.

The Tapestry Foundation of Australia is supporting the Australian Tapestry Workshop in 2021-22 through the Threads for the Future Grant.