Hotel Sofitel Melbourne, located at 25 Collins Street, Melbourne has two stunning tapestries on view in its first floor Foyer, near the auditorium. These popular tapestries depict two of Australia’s best known floral emblems: The golden wattle, Australia’s national emblem, and the pink heath, the emblem of the State of Victoria. During 1980, the Australian Tapestry Workshop took the Pink Heath tapestry to the USA, as the centrepiece of its first American exhibition.
The Wattle tapestry of 1979 by Marie Cook is 3.65 x 6.09m and the weavers were Marie Cook, Gordon Cameron, Ilona Fornalski, Kathy Hope, Jan Nelson, Cheryl Thornton, WendyWebb, Irja West. The Pink Heath tapestry of 1979 is also by Marie Cook and measures 3.65 x 6.09m. The weavers were Marie Cook, Sue Batten, Andrea May, Iain Young.
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