Other law-themed artworks

  • Court 1
  • Victorian Tapestry Workshop
  • Established 1976; now Australian Tapestry Workshop
  • State Badges and Commonwealth Arms
  • 1979–80
  • tapestry design and interpretation: Ron Brooks; weavers: Gordon Cameron, Christine Harris, Nichole Johnson, Elizabeth Lipscombe and Irja West, Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne; collection of the High Court of Australia

The woven woollen tapestry hung from a polished brass rod in Court 1 includes the symbols of the states and territories that make up the shield of the Commonwealth Coat of arms, surmounted by the crest of the Commonwealth. It is a stylised representation of the Coat of Arms in the form of a banner 4.3 metres long and 2.5 metres wide.