The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) has revealed the finalists of the 2016 ATW Tapestry Design Prize for Architects.  

The prize, which was only launched last year, calls architects to design a site-specific tapestry, which this year is to be hypothetically located at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, designed by Col Madigan.

Thirteen tapestry designs have been shortlisted by a panel of judges made up of Professor Kay Lawrence (chair, University of South Australia), John Denton (Denton Corker Marshall), Brian Zulaikha (Tonkin Zulaikha Greer), Julie Ewington (curator and arts writer), Kieran Wong (CODA) and Alice Hampson (Alice Hampson Architects).

The shortlisted designs will be displayed at an exhibition opening on 30 August.


Black Hole / Hole in the Wall by Andrew Foster and Jessica Kreps973713914213f2543dc012d1ebba80de.jpg

Ten Deserts by Beth George, Emerald Wise and Kate Fitzgerald838aae876d54325f4dec68dafe93fe45.jpg

Unknown: Author(s) by Tiffany Liew40b5e401cbc97652b931457ccea5b98f.jpg

Fabricated Dialogues by Cooper Freeman (Stephanie Cooper and Tynan Freeman)4fba5a1127bee26edf4ff4140f2277bb.jpg

(Un)Veiling by Eugene Cheah Architecture (Eugene Cheah and Joanne Saw)8f4b0317a8fb18fbbcee63d33164cfc3.jpg

98% of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit by Jemmottdcd0f7f59bb4406059d8c50357731701.jpg

Meditullium (Deintus) – Heartland (From Within) by JoyJoy2e41f54b761c43634902fada8cbcb2f3.jpg

22 Temenggong Road, Twilight by Kerry Hill Architects1fc0771ddc785d40354eb94592a2dc52.jpg

Breathe 42 16’12.00” S 145 49’12.00” E by Misho + Associatesb3742c45ce95c9d982a695c7b205a82e.jpg

Celestial Shift by NH Architecture29c38e42f1f032ce2b61a1e9461b9855.jpg

Recollections by NH Architecture34d98bc33a5457d46ab43f44d112088b.jpg

Concrete Tapestry by Sarah Lake Architects1ee649c986ad47e67a337be09027f940.jpg

Sea-m by Rebecca O’Brien2ad9b125576186e0ee92a53e5c73174d.jpg

Images: Architecture Media