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Exhibitions

Kaimurai-Woven-Faith-Invitation
Thursday, June 20, 2024 to Friday, August 16, 2024

UPCOMING: Kaimurai: Woven Faith

Kaimurai is a textile artist based in Bangalore who paints with Indigo on khadi cloth.
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Lisa Reid Untitled 2024. Embroidery on fabric, 48 x 40 cm
Thursday, May 30, 2024 to Friday, July 19, 2024

CURRENT: Soft Landings

This exhibition celebrates the ongoing collaborative partnership between the Australian Tapestry Workshop and Arts Project Australia (APA).
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Thursday, April 18, 2024 to Friday, June 7, 2024

CURRENT EXHIBITION: Collapsed Ecologies

Presented as part of Melbourne Design Week 2024, 'Collapsed Ecologies' responds to the themes of: Ecology, Ethics and Energy, through contemporary textiles and experimental objects.
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Thursday, March 14, 2024 to Friday, May 24, 2024

CURRENT EXHIBITION: Propositions: 2023 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

Celebrate the completion of the Propositions tapestry suite, the result of the 2023 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects.
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Thursday, February 15, 2024 to Saturday, April 6, 2024

2023 Artists in Residence Group Show

The '2023 Artists in Residence Group Show' is a celebration of the artists who resided at the ATW in 2023.
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Thursday, February 8, 2024 to Friday, March 8, 2024

Story, Country, Site

‘Story, Country, Site’ is a survey of tapestries designed by First Nations artists and woven by the Australian Tapestry Workshop.
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Robyn Daw, False luddite (detail), c. 1990, tapestry. Photography credit: Carl Warner
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 to Friday, February 2, 2024

Robyn Daw: Curious Nature

'Robyn Daw: Curious Nature' celebrates the life and work of the late Robyn Daw, who was a weaver at the ATW from 1986 to 1989, as well as an artist, curator, educator and writer.
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Thursday, November 2, 2023 to Friday, February 2, 2024

Line/Loop/Line

These artists are interested in patterns, lines, stripes, shapes, repetition and colour expressed through the tactile sensibility of textiles.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023 to Friday, November 17, 2023

Artbank x ATW: Weaving Together

Presented in partnership with Artbank for Craft Contemporary 2023 and the Tapestry Foundation of Australia. This exhibition is on concurrently at both the Australian Tapestry Workshop and Artbank.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023 to Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Tapestry Design Prize for Architects 2023 Finalists Exhibition

Explore the tapestry designs by the 10 finalists in the 2023 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects.

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Thursday, August 10, 2023 to Friday, October 27, 2023

ON-GOING

ON-GOING presents a curated selection of work from Swedish design duo Studio Brieditis & Evans that questions the foundations of textile construction, consumer use and functional materiality.

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'Vessel, Cloth & Cloak' Exhibition In Situ. Photo by Marie-Luise Skibbe
Thursday, May 18, 2023 to Saturday, July 29, 2023

Vessel, Cloth and Cloak

‘Vessel, Cloth and Cloak’ features artists and designers who use textiles to create functional objects, jewellery, vessels, and wearable objects that carry, protect, contain and cover. This exhibition has been curated alongside Melbourne Design Week, responding to the themes of cultural currency, production transparency and legacy.

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A woman sits in the gallery space at Bunjil Place looking at two tapestries included in the 'Woven Together' exhibition.
Saturday, March 11, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023

Woven Together: Contemporary Tapestries from the Australian Tapestry Workshop

In collaboration with Bunjil Place, 'Woven Together' is an exhibition casting a spotlight on the unique and important contribution the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) has made to the creation of contemporary tapestry in Australia over the past four decades.

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2022 Artists in Residence Group Show. Photo Marie-Luise Skibbe.
Thursday, March 9, 2023 to Thursday, May 11, 2023

2022 Artists in Residence Group Show

The '2022 Artists in Residence Group Show' is a celebration of the artists who resided at the ATW in 2022.

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In House: Works by ATW Weavers Exhibition In Situ. Photo by Marie-Luise Skibbe
Thursday, November 24, 2022 to Friday, February 24, 2023

In House: Works by ATW Weavers

‘In House: Works by ATW Weavers’ celebrates the artistry and creativity of past and current weavers at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

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Window Gazing In Situ. Photo ATW
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 to Friday, October 28, 2022

Window Gazing

Window Gazing is a small exhibition of work by Kin Workshop in the windows of the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW).

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Artist Mu Naw Poe with Full Circle: Karen Tapestry Weavers Exhibition In Situ. Photo by Marie-Luise Skibbe
Thursday, September 1, 2022 to Friday, November 18, 2022

Full Circle: Karen Tapestry Weavers

Full Circle: Karen Tapestry Weavers’ will showcase the brightly coloured geometric tapestries woven by the Karen Tapestry Weavers: Mu Naw Poe, Paw Gay Poe, Shuklay Tahpo and Cha Mai Oo.

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Victoria Manganiello, Material Technology In Situ. Photo Marie-Luise Skibbe.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 to Friday, August 26, 2022

Victoria Manganiello: Material Technology

2022 Artist in Residence Victoria Manganiello will present meticulous hand-woven textiles and kinetic sculptures created using modern technologies.

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Mass Reduction In Situ
Thursday, March 17, 2022 to Friday, June 3, 2022

Mass Reduction

Mass Reduction presents the work of artists and designers who through playful transformation of textile remnants and interrogation of linear modes of textile consumption offer innovative creative design approaches to confronting textile waste.

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Left Over Love In Situ
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 to Friday, March 11, 2022

Leftover Love

Leftover Love brings together four Melbourne based contemporary artists who use textiles or textile techniques to create sculptural forms that engage with ideas around sustainability, environment, and material culture.

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