Arts Flashback

To celebrate Arts Victoria's 40th anniversary we've hit the archives
and uncovered some choice moments in the development of
Victoria's arts sector.

Click on the images below to view the stories and photo galleries, share them with others, and find out how Victoria grew to be the arts and cultural powerhouse it is today.

Cutting off 'Try Tapes'
Cutting off 'Try Tapes'


Australian Tapestry Workshop opens

Australia's only fully professional tapestry workshop was established by the Ministry for the Arts in 1976, a place where major hand-woven works are produced by a permanent staff of weavers. The Victorian Tapestry Workshop (renamed the Australian Tapestry Workshop in 2010) has gone on to produce more than 400 tapestries, including monumental works that hang in major institutions and public sites right around the world.

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