THE AUSTRALIAN TAPESTRY WORKSHOP IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE RECIPIENTS FOR THE
2016 TAPESTRY DESIGN PRIZE FOR ARCHITECTS
THE 2016 TDPA WINNERS ARE:
1st prize: Justin Hill – 22 Temenggong Road, Twilight
2nd prize: Tiffany Liew – Unknown: Author(s)
3rd prize: Sarah Lake Architects – Concrete Tapestry
People’s choice award: Andrew Foster and Jessica Kreps – Hole in the Wall
This year the ATW received an astounding 117 entries from 76 entrants from around the globe, who entered tapestry design concepts for the hypothetical site at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra designed by architect Colin Madigan and opened in 1982, and extended by Andrew Andersons in 2010.
The first prize recipient, Justin Hill – an Australian-trained architect living in Singapore, captivated the judges with the beauty of his entry and they felt that the intricateness and delicacy of his design concept lent itself to a technically challenging and rewarding tapestry that is well suited to the expertise of the ATW weavers.
The winning design and prize recipients were selected on the basis of artistic merit; ability to engage to a high degree with the unique qualities of tapestry; ability to design a major artwork that responds to a contemporary architectural space; and capacity to celebrate tapestry in architecture, through understanding of materials form, design and collaborative interpretation.