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Tapestry - Mask

Mask

  • Object:

    Tapestry

  • Place of origin:

    Australia (made)

  • Date:

    1992 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Walker, Murray, born 1937 (designer)
    Victorian Tapestry Workshop (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tapestry woven

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the manufacturer

  • Museum number:

    T.2-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The Victorian Tapestry Workshop, based in Melbourne, Australia, has a well earned international reputation for the technical excellence of its hand-woven tapestries. The majority of the Workshop’s tapestries are large-scale commissions, however, there has always been a demand for individual clients eager to own small examples of work. In order to make their tapestries more widely available, the Workshop put together a collection of specially designed small tapestries to be woven in limited editions. This piece, entitled ‘Mask’, is by Murray Walker, who has designed many of the most important tapestries woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, including the bicentennial tapestry hanging in the Guildhall in London.

Physical description

Tapestry.

Place of Origin

Australia (made)

Date

1992 (made)

Artist/maker

Walker, Murray, born 1937 (designer)
Victorian Tapestry Workshop (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tapestry woven

Dimensions

Height: 28 cm, Width: 28 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1994/2323.

Historical context note

The Victorian Tapestry Workshop, established by the Government of Victoria in 1976, has a well earned international reputation for the freshness, vitality and technical excellence of its hand-woven tapestries. The majority of the Workshop's tapestries are large-scale commissions, for display in venues such as arts complexes, schools and universities, corporate foyers and boardrooms. Between 1983 and 1988 the Workshop collaborated with Australian artist Arthur Boyd to produce a monumental tapestry for permanent display in the new Parliament House in Canberra.

Descriptive line

Tapestry, 'Mask', designed by Murray Walker, woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop; Australia; 1992.

Labels and date

The Victorian Tapestry Workshop has a well earned international reputation for the technical excellence of its hand-woven tapestries. The majority of the Workshop's tapestries are large-scale commissions, however, there has always been a demand for individual clients eager to own small examples of work. In order to make their tapestries more widely available, the Workshop put together a collection of specially designed small tapestries to be woven in limited editions. Murray Walker has designed many of the most important tapestries woven by the Victorian Tapestry Workshop including the bicentennial tapestry hanging in the Guildhall in London. [2003]

Techniques

Tapestry

Subjects depicted

Masks (costume)

Categories

Images Online; Textiles; Tapestry

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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