Friday, April 14, 2006

Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Two Opportunities
Beanie Exhibition & Beanie Competition

Beanie Central Exhibition

Entries must be received by June 14, 2006

Exhibition Dates
Friday 30 June 2006- Monday 3 July 2006

Entry of work into Beanie Central is free.
All beanies must be for sale.

A 25% commission will be taken from any sold work by the Alice Springs Beanie Festival to run free workshops, run the festival etc.
Unsold work will be returned to the maker.
All work that will fit into a 3 kilo soft postage bag will be returned free of charge.


Each artist may send up to 10 beanies/ beanie sets or tea cosies for sale and exhibition at Beanie Central.

Each artist may also send up to 10 balls, or 10 sets of balls of hand spun yarn.
These must be firmly packaged and labelled.

Beanie sets with matching socks or scarves will be accepted.
No shoes, no lone scarves, no jumpers.
All other items will be returned to the artist, cash on delivery.

For more information about Beanie Central visit:

Beanie Central entry form (pdf)
Beanie Central swingtags (pdf)

The Beanie Competition

Entries must be received by June 9, 2006

Colours of the Country: Celebrating 10 Years of
the Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Araluen Galleries
Araluen Cultural Precinct
Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs

Friday, June 30, 2006
7:00 p.m.

Exhibition Open Daily beginning: July 1, 2006

Entry fee $15 per entry and 30% commission.

International Entries:

The entry fee must be paid with an international bank cheque
or in Australian dollars.

Any money owing international artists will be paid with a
National Australia bank cheque in Australian dollars.

2006 Competition Categories

1 Most sculptural beanie.
2 Spirit of the land.
3 Beanie that best incorporates a design of Australian native flora and fauna.
4 Most festive beanie.
5 Most stylish beanie
6 Mad Hatter’s Prize.
7 Best Tea Cosie


8 Committee prize for the best use of embellishment.
9 Central Australian Prize for Makers of the Region.
10 Beanie Festival Committee Acquisitive Prize for Wonderful and Unusual Work.
11 The Robbie Beard Prize for Innovative Work
12 People's Prize: The Favourite Beanie of 2006

Jenny Bellew, Designer, Cleckheaton
Lenore Dembski, Paperbark Woman
Charmaine Kik, Curator, Araluen

Complete details for the Beanie Competion are available:

Beanie Competition form (pdf)
Competition Swing tags (pdf)