Life Burst, a new tapestry by John Olsen AO OBE, is now on permanent display on Level 2 of Peter Mac's Melbourne home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.
The 5-metre wide tapestry was designed specifically for Peter Mac, inspired by our new home, and woven by the Australian Tapestry Workshop. Woven over 1,268.5 hours five expert weavers, Olsen's latest masterpiece was generously gifted to Peter Mac by the Australian Hotels Association, Mrs Anne Robertson, Mr Mark Robertson OAM, Mrs Janet Calvert-Jones AO and Mr Calvert-Jones AM.
The tapestry is the centrepiece of Peter Mac’s collection of over 800 artworks donated to the cancer centre since 1998, including two John Olsen works on paper.
Acknowledgement: 'The Ties that Bind': Penelope Hunt