TEx@ATA is ATA’s online gallery showcasing curated exhibitions of contemporary tapestry artists from around the world. Curator’s Information

Newest Exhibition

Pat Williams Has Stories to Tell

Curated by Tommye McClure Scanlin

Pat Williams presents visual narratives with her tapestries. She creates worlds and populates them with beings that seem at times to be puzzled or perplexed at their situations. Some are recognizably human, while others are anthropomorphized shapes reminiscent of fantastical plant, insect, or animal creatures. The stories contained within her tapestries are likewise often puzzling; while they often make one laugh aloud, there is always one more aspect, as viewers first find the humor and then notice an unease or poignancy within the stories.

Tommye McClure Scanlin

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Pat Williams, “Failure to Communicate”, 44.5 in x 59 in, 6 epi, 2013, photo: Tim Barnwell.


TEx@ATA Exhibitions

2019   Pat Williams Has Stories to Tell
2018   Breaking Through Tradition – Contemporary Tapestry in France
2018   Tapiserije: The Art of Atelje 61 in Vojvodina, Serbia
2018   Katherine Lavocat
2017   Maximo Laura
2017   Belinda Ramson
2017   Elements: earth, air, fire, water
2016   Marcel Marois: The Weave of History
2015   Threads of Life
2015    From Back to Front
2015    Over the Sea, Under the Sky: Contemporary Danish Tapestry
2014    Dorothy Clews: All is in Flux
2014    In the Heart of Europe: Hungarian Tapestry Art
2013    Down South: Tapestry in Australia
2013    The Rhythms of Julia Mitchell’s Tapestries
2013    The Power of Slow
2012    Erin Riley – Public/Private Moments
2012    Dancing Color – Audrey Moore’s Tapestries
2012    A Penelopean Space – the artwork of Linda Wallace
2011    Maiz
2011    Transformed Traditions in Ikat II: Contemporary interpretations of a traditional technique
2010    Archie Brennan
2010    Inyul Heo
2009    Jean Pierre Larochette & Yael Lurie: A study in national treasures
2009    Land
2008    Inspiration & Creativity
2007    Christine Laffer: Lines of Inquiry
2007    Barbara Heller
2007    Tapestry on the Edge
2006    Fractured Landscapes: Tapestries and Paper Weavings by Suzanne Pretty
2006    Between Two Worlds: Valerie Kirk and Sara Lindsay
2005    FindingHome @ tapestry.ca/au