It’s humorous how one can dwell in a metropolis for therefore lengthy, keep up a correspondence with the nooks and crannies of its inventive vibrations, and nonetheless uncover fascinating tales which were residing in your doorstep for many years with out your information.
The Australian Tapestry Workshop is across the nook from my home in an unsuspecting constructing on an unremarkable road in South Melbourne, and but the work that goes on inside it’s a number of the most specialised on the earth. The tapestry makers that conduct that work are among the many most internationally recognised of their craft.
As a part of ‘Weaving Futures’ – a brand new venture made attainable by twin funding from Artistic Victoria and the Playking Basis – these weavers collaborated with 4 native artists to recreate their works as tapestries.
A photographic self-portrait of Atong Atem in theatrical blue make-up was woven by