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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.


Baillieu Myer 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 over $100,000 - $499,000

Australian Hotels Association
The Calvert-Jones Foundation
Carrillo Gantner AC & Ziyin Gantner
Neilma Gantner
Geoff & Helen Handbury Foundation
Hotel & Leisure Management Pty Ltd
The Jack Kennedy Fund
Helen McPherson Smith Trust
The Myer Foundation
The Sarah & Baillieu Myer AC Family Fund
The Sidney Myer Fund
Lady Marigold Southey AC
The Yulgilbar Foundation
Majorie M. Kingston Charitable Trust
The Norma Mavis & Graeme Waters
Charitable Trust
Windermere Foundation ltd

Major Donor
Cumulative gifts over $10,000 - $99,000

Allens-Linklaters (Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks)
Annamila Pty Ltd
Aranday Foundation
Joanne Baevski
Besen Family Foundation
BHP Billiton
William Bowness AO
Diana Browne Trust
Robyn & Tony Cass
CHASAM Foundation
Ann Cole
John & Chris Collingwood
Gordon Darling Foundation
Alan & Alayne Davies In memory of Irene Davies
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Deutsche Bank
Tim Fairfax AO & Gina Fairfax
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
Robert & Mem Kirby Foundation
Macquarie Bank
Morandi Investments P/L
The Hon Susan Morgan
Elisabeth Murdoch Trust
Martyn Myer AO & Louise Myer
Rupert Myer AO & Annabel 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 Elisabeth Ryan Charitable Trust
Brenda Shanahan Charitable Foundation
Jennifer Sharpe
Antonia Syme AM
Estate of the late Miss Margaret Littledale Tutton
John Kerr Tutton Charitable Trust
University of Melbourne
Teresa Wardell Trust
The Hugh D T Williamson Foundation

Building fund

Victorian Government Community Support Fund
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE
Helen M Schutt 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

Bequests 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:
Josephine Briginshaw
Development Coordinator
+613 9699 7885

Donor Roll 2020

Our Donor Roll acknowledges those who made a difference during the period 1 January – 30 December 2020, by supporting exciting ATW initiatives or our Transforming Tapestry Annual Appeal.

Baillieu Myer AC Scholarship & Sarah Myer Scholarship

Baillieu Myer AC & Sarah Myer

'The Royal Harvest' tapestry for the Australian Embassy to Indonesia in memory of J A Hancock OBE

Aranday Foundation
Carrillo Gantner AC
The Myer Foundation
Baillieu Myer AC
Sidney Myer Fund

Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

Architecture Media
Metal Manufactures Limited

Weaving Futures

Creative Victoria
Playking Foundation


Besen Family Foundation
Creative Victoria
City of Port Phillip
Coppersmith Hotel
Elgee Park Wines
John Gollings Photography
Short Black Opera

The ATW acknowledges the generous support of the Tapestry Foundation of Australia, who provided free rent in 2020.

Transforming Tapestry Annual Appeal $5,000+

Bowness Family Foundation
Janet Calvert-Jones AO & John Calvert-Jones AM
Ann Cole
Alan & Alayne Davies in memory of Irene Davies
Tim Fairfax AC & Gina Fairfax
The Myer Foundation
Lynn Rainbow Reid AM & John Reid AO
Jennifer Sharpe

Transforming Tapestry Annual Appeal $1000 — $4999

Anonymous (1)
Architecture Media Pty Ltd
Peter Bancroft OAM & Marlyn Bancroft
Amy Boyd & Stephen Rebikoff
Michael Butcher
Dr Fiona Caro
Robyn & Tony Cass
John & Christine Collingwood
Jo Crosby & Carey Lyon
Louise M Gourlay OAM
Lesley Griffin
Helen K Groves
Patricia Hancock
Lynne Haultin
Meredith Hinchchliffe
Caroline Johnston OAM
Tammy Kanat
The Hon Margaret Lusink AM
Debra Morgan
Nicole Newton
Lady Primrose Potter AC
John T Ralph AC & Barbara Ralph
Ralph & Ruth Renard
Sally Romanes
Lady Marigold Southey AC
Antonia Syme AM
Elizabeth Syme
The J. Permsew Foundation
The Orloff Family Charitable Trust
Professor Leon van Schaik AO
Peter Williams AM & Judy Williams

Transforming Tapestry Annual Appeal $500 — $999

Anonymous (1)
Margaret Cash
Joan Gabb
Mem Kirby OAM & Robert Kirby
Emeritus Professor Valerie Kirk
Walter Frank & Barbara Lewincamp
Rhonda Lewis
Janet Limb
Julie Ann Morrison
Lisa Newcombe & Steve Macchi
John Ridley AM
James & Anne Syme
Noel & Jenny Turnbull
Roslyn Webster
Pera Wells
Associate Professor Liz Williamson
Brian Zulaikha
Eli Giannini

Transforming Tapestry Annual Appeal $200 — $499

Anonymous (4)
Barbara Anderson
Margaret Atkins
Maureen Barden
Julian Bickersteth
Prof Anne Bond & Tony Bond
Jacqueline Briginshaw
Josephine Briginshaw
Rosemary Crosthwaite
Margaret Crothers
Rosanne Cunningham
Janet De Boer OAM
Jane Edmanson OAM
Glenora Weaving & Wool
John Harrison AM CBE & Sue Harrison
Elizabeth Howcroft
Barbara Jacob
Beck Jobson
Rosalind & Wayne Jonas
Belinda Kendall-White
Sandra Kennedy
Lesley King
Janet Lilley
Kirstin Mattson & Joerg Raichle
Kay McVey
Dr Alexandra Merrett & Richard Hoad
Denise Neri
Robyn Oswald-Jacobs
Margie Patrick
Jessica Piesse
Jenny Port
Ian Renard AM & Diana Renard
Liane Rossler
Kathy Saint
Clive Scott
Graeme Sinclair
Robin Syme AM & Rosemary Syme OAM
Cheryl Thornton
Dorothy Topfer
Christina Turner
Laurence Vink
Jan Wallage
Sue Westwood
Patricia Zeppel OAM
115 Donors $2 – $199

Funding Partners

Building Partners

Media Partner

In-kind Partners

Presentation Partners

Tapestry Foundation of Australia

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.

From 2020 the TFA will provide the ATW with a rent-free home. The ATW acknowledges with gratitude the TFA's longstanding generosity.