Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Arthur Boyd Tapestries

Today I had the chance to visit the Arthur Boyd tapestries of St Francis of Assisi at the Newman College Chapel, Melbourne University. I saw an article about it in The Age this morning. There were 8 tapestries hanging in the chapel. It was a lovely setting, peaceful, and you were able to get very close to them.
The work was amazing, they managed to convey the lines and tones that were originally done in pastel.
Here is a link to the brochure.

They were woven in Portugal, before the Tapestry Workshop was set up in Victoria. These days, Australian artists can have their work woven into tapestries here in Victoria.
The colours were beautiful also, glowing in the chapel.

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