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Opening Celebration Propositions: 2023 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

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Please join us as we celebrate the completion of the Propositions tapestry suite, the result of the 2023 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects.

Since 2015, the Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (TDPA) has fostered exciting new creative dialogues between architects and tapestry weavers. In 2023, architects were challenged to design a tapestry for Kerstin Thompson Architect’s Bundanon Art Museum.

Showcasing the resulting ten finalist’s designs, sections of these were woven as large format studies by weavers from the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW). Leonie Bessant, Chris Cochius, Amy Cornall, Saffron Gordon, Tim Gresham, Pamela Joyce, David Pearce, Emma Sulzer and Caroline Tully all responded individually to a section of each design that inspired or intrigued them. These Propositions provide a glimpse into the potential for these designs’ to be realised as large-scale tapestries.

These designs and the resulting woven studies are a snapshot into contemporary thinking on tapestry’s ability to enhance architectural spaces; they celebrate the artistry and technical skills of ATW weavers and the creative and innovative possibilities available to architects, artists, and designers.

Propositions: 2023 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects is generously supported by Creative Victoria, Metal Manufactures Limited, Architecture Media, the City of Port Phillip, and the Envelope Group.

March 13th, 2024 from  5:30 PM to  7:30 PM
Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street
South Melbourne, VIC 3205-3205
Phone: 0396997885