7 September 2016
Singapore-based architect Justin Hill has won first prize in The Australian Tapestry Workshop's 2016 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects with '22 Temenggong Road, Twilight'.
Now in its second year, the Tapestry Design Prize invites architects to design tapestries for imagined spaces, honours a long-standing historical connection between architectural spaces and tapestries. More than a hundred entries were received from 76 entrants 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.
Justin Hill 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 Australian Tapestry Workshop's weavers.
Second prize went to Tiffany Liew for 'Unknown: Author(s)' while Sarah Lake Architects took third prize for their design, 'Concrete Tapestry'. The People's choice award went to Andrew Foster and Jessica Kreps for 'Hole in the Wall'.
Until 21 October 2016, the 2016 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects prize recipients and ten other finalists will exhibit their adventurous design concepts at the Australian Tapestry Workshop in South Melbourne.