Australian Tapestry Workshop

Story, Country, Site

‘Story, Country, Site’ is a survey of tapestries designed by First Nations artists and woven by the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

Exhibitions

Event Details

Category

Exhibitions

Event Starts

Feb 8, 2024 09:00

Event Ends

Mar 8, 2024 17:00

Venue

The Australian Tapestry Workshop

Location

262-266 Park St South Melbourne Victoria 3205 Australia

‘Story, Country, Site’ is a survey of tapestries designed by First Nations artists and woven by the Australian Tapestry Workshop. These include commissions for public and private spaces, as well as the Embassy Tapestry Collection, an innovative program generously supported by the Tapestry Foundation of Australia that places tapestries designed by First Nations artists, on loan to selected overseas Australian embassies. 

The centrepiece of this exhibition is a large-scale tapestry by Nanyuma Napangati (Pintupi), not seen in Australia since it was woven in 2007. 

 Other artists represented through tapestry samples from the ATW Archive include Brook Andrew (Wiradjuri), Daisy Andrews (Walmajarri), Hayley Millar-Baker (Gunditjmara), Kunmanara Carroll (Luritja/Pintupi/Pitjantjatjara), Naomi Hobson (Kaantju/Umpila), Ginger Riley Munduwalawala (Marra), and Pedro Wonaeamirri (Andranangoo), as well as a collaborative work ‘Dulka Warngiid’ by the Kaiadilt women of Bentick Island. 

 ‘Story, Country, Site’ shows the depth of connection ATW weavers have had with First Nations artists over the last 46 years; from when the ATW first wove ‘The Winparrku Serpents’ by Kaapa Djambidjimba (Anmatjira) in 1978. By translating these important artworks into tapestry, ATW can share their stories of landscape, place and identity in large scale woven form.

‘Story, Country, Site’ is generously supported by Creative Victoria, City of Port Phillip and the Tapestry Foundation of Australia.


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