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Australian Tapestry Workshop: Place Makers

When: 24 September - 6 December
Where: 262-266 Park St, South Melbourne
How much: Free
More info: Australian Tapestry Workshop website

The Australian Tapestry Workshop was established in 1976 – it’s the only workshop of its kind in Australia and one of a few in the world dedicated to the production of hand-woven tapestries.

Their latest exhibition, Place Makers, uses textiles to investigate history, self, place and identity. Eight female artists from around the world use textile techniques such as tapestry weaving, knotting, coiled weaving and embroidery. The exhibition explores the complications around notions of home for First Nations people and the complexities of communicating this to the world: establishing yourself in a new place, or defining yourself in a country. Artists include: Kay Lawrence AM (SA); Paula do Prado (NSW); Yunuen Pérez; Mu Naw Poe; Bronwyn Razem; Ema Shin; Muhubo Suleiman and Lisa Waup.

A community workshop will be held on Saturday 16 November at the Australian Tapestry Workshop in South Melbourne. More info here.

[Image: Emma Shin, ‘Soft Alchemy (My Pelvic Bone)’, 2018, cotton, wool, wire, 50 x 42 x 3cm.  Image courtesy of the artist.]