Maree Clarke in her home studio in Melbourne. May, 2021. Photo: Julian Kingma<br/>

Members Exclusive: Maree Clarke & the Australian Tapestry Workshop

Sat 11 May, 10am–12pm

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Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262-266 Park St South Melbourne VIC 3205

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The NGV is thrilled to invite Members to an exclusive visit to the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) to hear from artist Maree Clarke about a new tapestry commission with the ATW.

Maree Clarke (Yorta Yorta/Wamba Wamba/Mutti Mutti/Boonwurrung) and Mitch Mahoney (Boonwurrung/Barindki) have collaborated on a tapestry design commissioned for the new Footscray Hospital. Welcome to Country – now you see me: seeing the invisible incorporates microscopic images of river reeds from the Maribyrnong River and skeletal drawings of local native flora and fauna.

The design will be transformed into a three-dimensional tapestry spanning 4.2 x 10 metres for the hospital foyer and will take weavers over 12 months to weave in the ATW South Melbourne studio.

The program will also include a talk by ATW Senior Weaver Amy Cornall who will share insights into the weaving process and the collaboration with the artists.

Your ticket to this exclusive event includes access to the ATW’s South Melbourne gallery and studio floor, with refreshments provided and a welcome by ATW Director Sophie Travers.

Program Outline
10.00am Guest arrival – light refreshments served with an opportunity to view the galleries and studio floor
10.30am Welcome and introduction – Sophie Travers, CEO/Director, Australian Tapestry Workshop
10.35am Talk – Maree Clarke
11.00am Talk – Australian Tapestry Workshop Senior Weaver
11.20am Q&A
11.30am Q&A concludes – guests invited to meet Maree Clarke and Australian Tapestry Workshop staff and enjoy light refreshments
12.00pm Program concludes

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