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Studio Orsi | Jamileh Jahangiri x Emma Sulzer, Once Upon a Time, 2024, wool, cotton, 110 x 75cm
Photo: Marie Luise Skibbe

Propositions: Tapestry Design Prize For

Architects 2023 | Official Opening

Saturday 22nd June, 2-4pm. Free entry, bookings essential.


Free Entry


Ararat Gallery TAMA



Join us for the official opening of Propositions: Tapestry Design Prize For Architects 2023, a touring exhibition from the Australian Tapestry Workshop, on Saturday 22nd June 2024 at 2pm.

The exhibition will be opened by Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) director Sophie Travers, and the ATW weavers will lead a tour of the exhibition. Light refreshments will follow, served in the Gallery foyer.

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. 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.

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