Dovecot welcomes Australian Tapestry Workshop weaver Milena Paplinska
Milena works with Dovecot weavers on Garry Fabian Miller rug

Dovecot has welcomed Milena Paplinska from Australian Tapestry Workshop, until the end of September as part of an international exchange supported by Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures programme. Milena, who has woven with ATW for twenty years will join the team at Dovecot to participate in current commissions. Back in Melbourne at the Workshop, Milena was working on a collaborative tapestry project with British artist Keith Tyson with fellow weaver Sue Batten who also visited Dovecot in September 2014. Sue’s trip was preceded by the first of the exchange visits by Dovecot weaver Freya Sewell to ATW in March 2014. Dovecot’s Jonathan Cleaver will make the journey to Australia in October.

The exchange between Dovecot and ATW is designed to raise the profile of contemporary tapestry weaving by fostering talent, building relationships and sharing knowledge. By spending an extended period in the host country, weavers will engage with both familiar and new working practices, and immerse themselves in the local Arts and cultural community.

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