Tapestry Foundation of Victoria Award Exhibition
Australian National University, School of Art
9 April to 3 May 2008
This exhibition will be part of the symposium: TAPESTRY 2008: The Fine Art of Weaving. To be involved in the exhibition email Valerie Kirk: email@example.com
Tapestry 2008 will re-invigorate the perception of the practice, introduce emerging artists to the field, arm professional practitioners with new perspectives and professional skills and confirm a valued place for tapestry in the cultural landscape.
Call for Entry (truncated version) (visit deserttapestryweavers.blogspot.com for complete details)
A major tapestry event will be held in Canberra, Australia in 2008. There will be a program of exhibitions, focused talks with tapestries in collections and institutions, practical workshops, seminars and symposium, TAPESTRY 2008: The Fine Art of Weaving 1-4 MAY 2008. This will build on the momentum of previous events in Australia and will explore the relationships between Fine Art, Tapestry and Weaving. The event will bring together practitioners, educators, students, collectors, critics, theorists and historians for exchange of ideas, interaction, practical learning, exposure to new works and informed debate. In recognition of the strength of contemporary tapestry world wide, there will be an open submission award exhibition.
- Tapestries must address the theme “LAND”. This could be but is not restricted to depicting the landscape from traditional or non traditional perspectives, dealing with issues of land ownership, preservation of land, economics/social/cultural/spiritual issues relating to land, ecology, environmental issues etc.
- The exhibition is open to all tapestry weavers internationally. Students through to professional weavers are encouraged to submit works.
- The tapestry must measure 10 cm in height by as long as you want (i.e. horizontal landscape format). Tapestries will be hung in one line with space between the works at eye level.
- No frames, but tapestries finished off ready to hang by pinning or Velcro sewn on the back.
- There will be a major award of $1000 and an award of $500 for an emerging artist (student or working in tapestry for less than 5 years).
- The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Entries must be delivered to ANU, School of Art, Textiles Building 105 ACTON ACT 0200,
AUSTRALIA, by 21 March 2008. They must be free of all freight and other charges.
- An A4 page with a title, an artist’s statement about the work, details of the artist, sketch or design work for the tapestry, suitable to photocopy and present in a folder for viewers to access should accompany the work in hard copy and in digital form on CD if possible.
- Artist’s name and title of the work must be attached to the back of the tapestry.
- Entry form must be returned with the work.
- Insurance for the work in transit and while at the gallery is the responsibility of the artist.
- Sales of work can be arranged directly between buyer and artist.
- It is the responsibility of the artist to arrange and pay for the return freight of the work within 2 weeks of the exhibition closing.
Entry form available on the website http://www.deserttapestryweavers.blogspot.com/ or e-mail an expression of interest in participating to: Valerie.Kirk@anu.edu.au