Thursday 2 May 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) is an international leader in contemporary tapestry, collaborating with a diverse range of international and Australian artists to produce exceptional handwoven works of art.

Established in 1976, the open studio space, bespoke dye lab and galleries are a creative hub for engagement with tapestry, textiles and contemporary art. Internationally renowned for their vibrancy, technical accomplishment and inventive interpretation, the tapestries are hand woven using an adaptation of the traditional Gobelin technique; by which an image is formed by tightly packing layers of weft (horizontal threads) over warps (vertical threads). Contemporary artists challenge the ATW weavers and dyer by providing tapestry designs in various mediums including photography, painting, watercolour, collage and digital images.

During the tour, The Friends will have an opportunity to observe the weavers at work from the mezzanine, and to look down into the colour laboratory where the yarns are dyed for production. The ATW has two galleries which feature curated exhibitions of tapestries, textiles and contemporary art on a rotating basis. There is also a shop on site selling exclusive yarns, with a colour range of 368 colours, as well as ATW cards, jigsaw puzzles and books.

Join The Friends for an interesting afternoon exploring the Australian Tapestry Workshop. Parking is available in metered parking and public transport is via the No 1 tram or the No 12 tram. Afternoon Refreshments will be served.

Address: 262-266 Park Street South Melbourne VIC 3205

Image: Courtesy of ATW

SOLD OUT This event is currently at capacity. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please email or call The Johnston Collection on (03) 9416 2515 and we will contact you if places become available.