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Unravelling Tapestry: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
BY Australian Design Centre | 05-Jun-2018
This tapestry forum will explore design, materials, techniques and cultural meaning, uncovering the practice of tapestry weaving with the Australian Tapestry Workshop.
This tapestry forum will explore design, materials, techniques and cultural meaning, uncovering the practice of tapestry weaving and its place in contemporary textile arts as well as exploring the history of this rich artform. Bringing together the expertise of the Australian Tapestry Workshop with artists, makers and curators, this event will examine the practice of weaving with thread.
Director of the Australian Tapestry Workshop in Melbourne since 2009, Antonia Syme has many years of experience in the arts and cultural sector as a director, consultant, conservator and curator. Established in 1976, the Workshop enjoys an international reputation as a leader in contemporary tapestry, creating dynamic new works using one of civilisation’s oldest and richest art forms.
Janet Laurence is a leading Australian artist who, for more than 30 years, has explored the interconnection of the natural word – animal, plant, mineral – through her multi-disciplinary practice. Working across painting, sculpture, installation, photography and video, she has employed diverse materials to explore the natural world in all of its beauty and complexity, as well as the environmental challenges it faces today: the epoch of the Anthropocene. Janet worked with the Australian Tapestry Workshop on a new tapestry commission “Listen, to the Sound of Plants” in 2016.
Additional speakers to be confirmed.
Morning tea will be provided. Presentations start at 11.30am.
This forum runs alongside the exhibition “Painting with Thread: Samples and Tapestries from the Australian Tapestry Workshop”, Friday 3 August – Wednesday 26 September, Australian Design Centre, Sydney.
Link to Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/unravelling-tapestry-contemporary-and-historical-perspectives-tickets-46594919659