The Tapestry Design Award for Architects (TDPA) IS THE ONLY INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR ARCHITECTS TO DESIGN SPECIFICALLY FOR TAPESTRY.
The TDPA was the initiative of former Chair of the ATW Board of Directors Peter Williams, based on the longstanding historical connection between architectural space and tapestry design. The award seeks to foster new creative dialogues between architects and contemporary weavers, and offers architects an unparalleled opportunity to consider the capacity by which tapestries can articulate, transform and enrich public and private space. The TDPA is a unique award and the only one of its of its kind in the world.
Two tapestries have been produced at ATW as an outcome of the TDPA. One of the 2015 joint award winners John Wardle Architect’s Design Perspectives on a Flat Surface was commissioned by Judith Neilson AM in 2016.
TDPA 2016 winner Justin Hill’s design 22 Temenggong Road, Twilight is currently on the loom and being woven by ATW Weaver Interns under the guidance of master weaver Sue Batten and in close collaboration with Justin Hill.