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THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY 2018 | 6:30pm start, refreshments from 6:00pm. TICKETS: Friends of the ATW: $10 | General: $15

The Australian Tapestry Workshop is pleased to be working with artist Guan Wei on a major new tapestry project. Treasure Hunt is a 3.6 metre-long tapestry that charts an imaginary landscape populated with flora and fauna drawn from Chinese and European mythology. Guan Wei’s design was inspired by a large painted mural from his solo exhibition Other Histories held at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney in 2006.

Treasure Hunt reflects upon both Indigenous and colonial culture through a lens of cultural diversity. The depiction of oceans, islands and desert interiors suggest exploration, migration and the influence of globalisation. The tapestry is currently being woven by ATW master weavers Chris Cochius, Pamela Joyce, Jennifer Sharpe and Cheryl Thornton.

For this free lecture at ATW, Guan Wei will discuss the design process for Treasure Hunt and his artistic practice and career more broadly. Over the last three decades, Guan Wei has developed a significant international reputation as a contemporary artist whose work crosses cultural and political boundaries. As a Chinese artist who migrated to Australia in 1989, his practice draws on the experience of both cultures as well as an informed socio-political awareness.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one Australia’s most significant and topical artists at ATW.

February 8th, 2018 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
Australian Tapestry Workshop
262 - 266 Park st
South Melbourne, VIC 3205-3205
Phone: 96997885
General Admission $ 15.00
Friends of the ATW (members only) $ 10.00