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Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

Tapestry Design Prize for Architects 2021

The $10,000 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects is a unique international award that encourages innovation and visionary thinking by challenging architects to design contemporary tapestries. The site for the 2021 design challenge is the multi-award winning Phoenix Central Park designed by John Wardle Architects and Durbach Block Jaggers.

The Tapestry Design Prize for Architects 2021 is generously supported by Metal Manufactures Limited, Architecture Media, Creative Victoria and the City of Port Phillip.

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Winner:

Ground Under Repair (Australia)

Highly Commended:

Abhinay H Satam + Shristi D Rawat (India)
Madeleine Gallagher, Julie Lee, Georgina de Beaujeu + Lis de Vries (Australia)
Michael Chapman (Australia)

Finalists:

Amaia Sanchez-Velasco + Jorge Valiente Oriol (Australia)
Ana Mircetic-Velickovic (Serbia)
Anthony El Khoury (Lebanon)
Catherine Roden + Stephen Brameld (Australia)
Connected Dots Studio (Sweden)
Hamidreza Majnooni, Samaneh Khatamirad + Maryam Khatamirad (Australia + Iran)
multiplicity, in conjunction with Zoe Frazzetto (Australia)
Nicholas Bucci (Australia)
Original Field of Architecture + Art Bunker (UK + Australia)
Studio KaaKi (Australia)
Studio WW (Australia)

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WATCH THE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT HERE

Exhibition of Finalists

Thursday 26 August – Friday 19 November 2021

To be held at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. Find out more.

People's Choice Award

Voting is now open for the $1000 People's Choice Award.

Voting closes: Friday 12 November 2021, 5 PM AEST.

About the Prize

Since 2015 the Tapestry Design Prize for Architects has fostered exciting new creative dialogues between architects and tapestry weavers. From architectural students to globally recognised firms, the Prize has received over 500 tapestry design entries. The initiative of architect and former ATW Board Chair, Peter Williams AM, the prize celebrates the rich historical connection between architectural space and tapestry design.

Previous hypothetical design sites include the Pharos Wing, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart (MONA) (2018); National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2016) and the Australian Pavilion in the Giardini, Venice (2015). First prize winners include Pop Architecture + Hotham Street Ladies (2018), Justin Hill (2016), John Wardle Architects (2015) and Kristin Green Architects + Michelle Hamer (2015). In 2020, the Australian Tapestry Workshop was acknowledged for its significant contribution to architecture internationally with the Australian Institute of Architecture’s International Chapter Council awarding Director, Antonia Syme AM the prestigious William J Mitchell Prize.

Two Tapestry Design Prize for Architects winners have been woven by the Australian Tapestry Workshop. ‘Perspectives on a Flat Surface’ designed by John Wardle Architects was commissioned by Judith Neilson AM in 2016. Justin Hill’s design ‘22 Temenggong Road, Twilight’ was woven in 2018.

Pop Architecture + Hotham Street Ladies 'Chaos and Fertility'. Winner 2018 TDPA.

2018 PRIZE

WINNER: Pop Architecture and Hotham Street Ladies - 'Chaos and Fertility'

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’22 Temenggong Road, Twilight’ 2018, designed by Justin Hill, woven by Karlie Hawking, Sue Batten, Chris Cochius, Pamela Joyce, Leith Maguire, Sophie Morris & Cheryl Thornton, wool and cotton, 2.35 x 3.54m.

2016 TAPESTRY DESIGN PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTS

WINNER: Justin Hill - '22 Temenggong Road, Twilight'

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2015 TAPESTRY DESIGN PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTS

JOINT WINNER'S: John Wardle Architects & KGA Architecture (Kristin Green) & Michelle Hamer

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