Work by Paula do Prado (crop)

Place Makers is an exhibition that explores the complications around notions of home for diaspora and First Nations people and the complexities of communicating this to the world. 

Place Makers includes the work of eight artists who use textiles to investigate history, self, place and identity. Each artist identifies with a unique cultural heritage; their use of textiles serves as an anchor point for their personal histories and their contextualisation within the broader Australian community.

Ideas around place become the common thread between these diverse practices, each artist active in the ownership and contemporary perpetuation of their traditional textile histories. Textile techniques such as tapestry weaving, knotting, coiled weaving and embroidery are used within a contemporary lens, while maintaining links to the traditional practices.

Artists include Kay Lawrence AM (SA); Paula do Prado (NSW); Yunuen Pérez; Mu Naw Poe; Bronwyn Razem; Ema Shin; Muhubo Suleiman and Lisa Waup.

A community workshop will be held on Saturday 16 November at the ATW in South Melbourne. The Place Makers exhibition is proudly supported by the City of Port Phillip.

Don't miss the Place Makers exhibition this year, be sure to visit this exciting exhibition!


Dates: 24 September - 6 December 2019 Location: the Australian Tapestry Workshop - 262–266 Park St, South Melbourne

Times: Tuesday ­to Friday; 10am – 5pm Australian Tapestry Website