Australian art in Rome

Melbourne - Rome

Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop is now permanently closed.

Counterweave Arts Gallery & Workshop brings Australian art to the historical centre of Rome.

We are proud to be a fair trade, ethical business representing Australian Aboriginal and contemporary artists, working in traditional and new media. 

Currently Counterweave has paintings from the Warlukurlangu Aboriginal community in the central desert region of Australia, etchings by Melbourne artists Lisa Sewards and Trudy Rice, and textile and mixed media art by Felicity Griffin Clark, Giulia Mangoni,  LM Knowles and Trace Willans.

You can buy artworks by emailing us at

Lisa Sewards Little Parachute Pigeon-1

We run textile workshops and one-on-one classes, combining meditation and techniques for a calm learning environment. handspinning-class

Wearable art, gift cards, exhibition catalogues and craft supplies are available in the Counterweave shop.

Counterweave Arts is open by appointment at Via Tor De’ Conti, 22, Rome. Contact us at or via the Counterweave Facebook page to arrange a viewing time.



We are members of the Indigenous Art Code and a Fair Trade business. Copyright for all artwork and text remains with the artists and Aboriginal Traditional Owners.