Finalists revealed: Australian Tapestry Prize

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Tapestry design by Jonathan Donnelly.

Tapestry design by Jonathan Donnelly.

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<i>Perspective on a Flat Surface</i> by John Wardle Architects.

Perspective on a Flat Surface by John Wardle Architects.

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Tapestry design by Owen and Vokes and Peters with The Letter D.

Tapestry design by Owen and Vokes and Peters with The Letter D.

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Tapestry Design by Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design.

Tapestry Design by Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design.

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<i>Long Term Parking</i> by KGA Architecture.

Long Term Parking by KGA Architecture.

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Tapestry design by Lucy Irvine, Robyn Creagh and Mark Robertson.

Tapestry design by Lucy Irvine, Robyn Creagh and Mark Robertson.

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<i>4Cities</i> by Index Architecture.

4Cities by Index Architecture.

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<i>Arras in the Round</i> by Muir Mendes.

Arras in the Round by Muir Mendes.

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<i>Tragedy</i> by Multiplicity in collaboration with Meinphoto.

Tragedy by Multiplicity in collaboration with Meinphoto.

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<i>Verso</i> by Kennedy Nolan.

Verso by Kennedy Nolan.

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Tapestry design by Ainslie Murray & panovscott.

Tapestry design by Ainslie Murray & panovscott.

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<i>Section of Sensation</i> by Attiwill Lee Penn Scott.

Section of Sensation by Attiwill Lee Penn Scott.

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The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) has announced the finalists of the inaugural ATW Tapestry Design Prize for Architects.

Architects were invited to design a site specific tapestry hypothetically located at the new Australian Pavilion at the Giardini in Venice designed by Denton Corker Marshall. Entrants were encouraged to consider the emergence of new technologies and materials in their tapestry designs.

Verso by Kennedy Nolan.

From over 40 entries, 12 have been shortlisted by the selection panel. The finalists are:

  • Attiwill Lee Penn Scott 
  • Jonathan Donnelly
  • Index Architecture (Laura Martires)
  • Lucy Irvine, Robyn Creagh & Mark Robertson 
  • John Wardle Architects
  • Kennedy Nolan
  • KGA Architecture (Kristin Green & Michelle Hamer)
  • Muir Mendes (Amy Muir)
  • Multiplicity in collaboration with Meinphoto
  • Ainslie Murray & panovscott
  • Owen and Vokes and Peters with The Letter D
  • Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design

The shortlisted designs will be exhibited at the Australian Tapestry Workshop in South Melbourne, opening on 26 June, 2015, which is also when the winners will be announced. The prizes are: $5,000 for first prize; $2,500 for second prize; $1,500 for third prize; and $1,000 People’s Choice.

On the selection panel were: Professor Kay Lawrence AM (chair, University of South Australia), Leon van Schaik AO (RMIT University), Brian Zulaikha (Tonkin Zulaikha Greer), Hannah Tribe (Tribe Studio), John Gollings (architectural photographer) and Jason Smith (Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art).


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