Tree of Life - Diary of a Tapestry

The Tree of Life is a 3metre x 5.5metre tapestry designed by tapestry weaver Cresside Collette for the RMIT Spiritual Centre. It incorporates leaf elements from staff and students of RMIT and is being woven by a team consisting of three professional weavers and a number of volunteers. This blog records the progress of the weaving.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Cresside Colette, Designer of the "Tree of Life" Tapestry
Originally trained as a graphic artist, Cresside has been a tapestry weaver for thirty years. Trained by Belinda Ramson, she became a foundation weaver of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop in 1976 and worked as a production weaver for fifteen years as well as developing her own professional practice.
She has exhibited her work in six individual and over twenty group shows since 1971, and has designed and woven fifteen community tapestry commissions.
She was the recipient of an Australia Council grant to undertake postgraduate studies at the Edinburgh College of Art in 1980. Returning to study in 1998, she completed an Honours Degree and a Master of Fine Art (by research) at Monash University in 2003. Cresside curreently tutors at RMIT University in tapestry and drawing.


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