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Friends of the ATW Lecture Series: MAKING MORNING STAR

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Friends of the ATW Lecture Series: MAKING MORING STAR Lyndell Brown and Charles Green discuss the Morning Star tapestry for the new Sir John Monash Centre in Villers-Bretonneux, France, opening in April 2018.

We have a new and significant tapestry on the loom, which will be a powerful and sensitive commemorative tribute to the fallen soldiers of the Western Front. The Morning Star tapestry, designed by leading artists Lyndell Brown and Charles Green will hang in the new Sir John Monash Centre in Villers-Bretonneux, France. Lyndell and Charles have been official war artists in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have had over 30 solo exhibitions in Australia and internationally.

This tapestry will evoke the experience of Australian soldiers arriving at war, with their memories of their departure from home, freedom and Australia's clear light. Within this tapestry design, the artists explore the complex notions of visual and cultural archival structures and the entwined connections between memory, place and displacement. Morning Star will be woven by Pamela Joyce, Leonie Bessant, Chris Cochius, Jennifer Sharpe and Cheryl Thornton. It will take over 4000 hours to weave, and use environmentally sustainable Australian wool that is custom dyed on site by our specialist dyer, Tony Stefanovski.

Date: Thursday, 20th July 2017
Time: 6:30pm, refreshments from 6:00pm

General Tickets: $15
Friends of the ATW: $10

At the Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262-266 Park St South Melbourne, VIC 3205

July 20th, 2017 6:30 PM   through   7:30 PM
General Admission $ 15.00
Friends of the ATW (members only) $ 10.00

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