Australian Tapestry Workshop Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

Now in its third iteration and attracting entrants from all over the world, the biennial Australian Tapestry Design Prize for Architects was previously awarded to John Wardle Architects in 2014 and Justin Hill in 2016.

Our Approach

David Walsh's brief suggests Étienne-Louis Boullée's Cenotaph for Isaac Newton, a structure impossible to build when conceived, as the hypothetical site for this year's Tapestry Design Prize for Architects.

Over 100 entries are distilled into the winning entry from Pop Architecture and Hotham Street Ladies, followed by Arturo Muela, Paola Ibarra and Daniela Gutiérrez in second place with Kevin Liu taking third place.

David's brief, an essay by Alice Hampson and the finalists are displayed in a generous, editorial format, building on the design of the 2017 edition of Woven magazine.

This design also informs the production of large format exhibition panels developed in collaboration with the Workhop's in-house design team.


We also developed the Australian Tapestry Workshop's annual magazine Woven.