The Australian Tapestry Workshop is a centre for one of Western civilisation's oldest and richest art forms.
Established in 1976 and one of only a small number of similar organisations in the world, it boasts an international reputation for the production of contemporary, hand-woven tapestries.
Using the same techniques employed in Europe since the 14th century, the Australian Tapestry Workshop's skilled weavers work in collaboration with artists from Australia and overseas to produce tapestries that are famous for their freshness and vigour, vibrancy of colour, technical accomplishment and inventive interpretation.
Since its inception, the Workshop's philosophy has been to employ weavers trained as artists, to help enable the close collaboration essential with the artists who's work they are interpreting. The weavers use this collaborative information to create unique works of art, rather than woven reproductions of the design.
The Australian Tapestry Workshop has created more than 400 tapestries and each one is the result of a dynamic interaction between an artist and the weavers.
Many notable Australian and international artists have collaborated with the Workshop's weavers over the years including Arthur Boyd, Jon Cattapan, John Olsen, Jorn Utzon, David Noonan and Sally Smart.
Ranging from palm-size to monumental, the tapestries are woven using the finest Australian wool, which is dyed onsite forming a unique palette of 366 colours.
Most of the Australian Tapestry Workshop's tapestries have been specially commissioned and hang in a range of significant public buildings and private collections around the world including prominent galleries, museums, corporate foyers, boardrooms, embassies, schools and universities.