Exhibitions

From Here to Eternity: Contemporary Tapestries from the Victorian Tapestry Workshop

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Reg Mombassa, Disturbed wolfman (2002), 113 x 200cm. Weavers: Chris Cochius, Hilary Green, Laura Mar. Collection of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Reg Mombassa, Disturbed wolfman (2002), 113 x 200cm. Weavers: Chris Cochius, Hilary Green, Laura Mar. Collection of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Jon Cattapan, Orange spotted figure, 2006. Weaver: Chris Cochius. Collection of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop.
Jon Cattapan, Orange spotted figure, 2006. Weaver: Chris Cochius. Collection of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop.

12 June to 2 August 2009

From Here to Eternity presents a diverse range of tapestries from the Exhibition Collection of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop in Melbourne.

The majority of work undertaken by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop is for public spaces and invariably monumental in scale. Their Exhibition Collection however, where they work in collaboration with contemporary Australian artists, provides a flexible approach to scale and subject, and often pushes the boundaries of the medium, in turn extending the skills of the Workshop's weavers.

Collaboration is an essential component of the Workshop's ethos, and this exhibition testifies to the success of the collaborative ventures undertaken by the Workshop over a twenty-year period.

Artists include Davida Allen, G. W. Bot, Eugene Carchesio, Jon Cattapan, Graham Fransella, Roger Kemp, David Larwill, Alun Leach-Jones, Reg Mombassa, Jimmy Pike and Arlene Textaqueen.

Presented by The Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne

FROM THE GUESTBOOK
What visitors have said

  • It's lovely. Just beautiful. Thank you
  • The tapestries are beautiful; so tactile... You just want to touch them!
  • It was just lovely. I'm so glad we came in and saw it. It really makes you think about "what is art", and I really think that tapestry is one of the oldest forms of art. It's just wonderful that those artists allowed prints of their work to be woven into tapestries.
  • They're just GORGEOUS!
  • Fantastic to have a woven tapestry exhibition here at QUT. Congratulations
  • This is an extraordinary body of work. I love the colour blending. Alison Harrington Chelmes
  • A really beautiful tapestry exhibition. Well done!
  • The tapestry by Christine Johnson is amazing. I'd love that on my wall. D. H. from Sydney
  • I agree at the above - it's stunning and designed by my namesake! Christine Johnson. Mt. Hutton SNW
  • The colour is breathtaking. JJ
  • That was really good - REALLY good! Thank you!
  • Stunning show - beautiful craftsmanship. Most impressive - and a great selection of artists - well done and thank you for arranging to bring to Brisbane. V. Telliday
  • Gorgeous works - large number of works - more than I expected. Would not have imagined thapestry like this if I hadn't seen it. Celine Sural
  • Wonderful. Such talent. Wish I could do such works for art. Especially loved the Roger Kemp - Release. Laura
  • Great exhibition. B. Stevens. Canberra
  • Interesting and inspiring.
  • Great tapestry work - shame the artist designer's name was highlighted so strongly to the detriment of the weavers who did the work. J. Stevens
  • Interesting interpretations of --- ---. Eva Kezwaski
  • A tremendous joy for me to see this. Great thanks to the Victorian Tapestry workshop for sharing this exhibition with us. Congratulations to the many weavers on their colour blending skills. Lyn - Brisbane
  • Beautiful exhibition. Thank you. Virginia Taylor
  • Thank you so, so much for this beautiful exhibition. I'm visiting from the UK and have done a little tapestry weaving - this is a reminder to do more. Very inspiring, thanks.
  • Charmed, very charmed
  • It's a shame that you don't see much mention about the person who weaved it but it was lovely
  • Extraordinary!
  • Lovely exhibition
  • Can I have the Mike Brown? It's really good!
  • It adds to and not detracts... Yes! Yes! Yes! Jonnes
  • I don't know what to write so I'll say this is amazing because it is. Mia & Rosie
  • Very original! M. 3. Brisbane
  • An extremely fresh and vibrant exhibition. A real treat on my tour of Brisbane. Jack. Liverpool, England
  • The tapestries are magic, in particular I was amazed by the technical aspect of combining the colours and weaving to create such texture, particularly in Glyphs (2005).
  • Splendid goodness. Cumps and Lou 2009
  • Very honest, interesting, colourful. Troy Stoi
  • Very good. Thanks B
  • Terrific! Loved the David Farwell. Alan R. A., Perth
  • So great here! C.
  • A fantastic collection, fantastic to see such contemporary tapestry, superb colours, textures and skill. Forget paint, threads and yarn make a much more exciting artwork! I'm inspired to learn about tapestry and have a go myself - thank you! Cheryl Henry, woven textile designer, Northumberland England
  • Fabulous! A. Durney
  • Just lucious! Anne Kiker
  • Beautiful. Texture and colours and composition and gallery display
  • The colours are beautiful and come to life
  • "Release" by Roger Kempe = perfection. "It was not I that looked" by Angela Brenan = perfection. From Jessica Waren

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