This tapestry hangs in the foyer of the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) is the second to be commissioned for the ‘Delacombe Tapestry Project’, an initiative set up by the Tapestry Foundation of Australia as a tribute to Lady Delacombe, wife of the former Governor of Victoria, who was instrumental in the establishment of the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) in 1976.
The tapestry represents a collaboration between the Victorian College of the Arts, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the ATW. The designing artist, Merrin Eirth, completed a three-month residency at the RMH to create the artwork for this tapestry, which reflects her perceptions of the hospital environment, and the sounds, sights and values that surrounded her during that time.
"Healing Threads" - 2007 by artist Merrin Eirth. 2 x 4 metres. Weavers: Chris Cochius, Louise King, Rebecca Moulton, Emma Sulzer.
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