Friday, February 29, 2008

Tactile Textiles

Deadline: 1 April 2008 (RECEIVE)

Tactile Textiles
Red House Museum
Christchurch, Dorset
July 5 , 2008 to August 25, 2008

Textile Artists (individuals and groups) are invited to submit a piece of work for this exhibition which is aimed at the visually impaired, and also children. The idea behind the exhibition is to provide a stimulating and exciting experience by enabling visitors to touch the exhibits. When we are working with textiles we are constantly handling them, but as soon as they are put into an exhibition "Please do not touch" signs are displayed.

Tactile Textiles intends to dispense with this idea and create an exhibition to be experienced and enjoyed, though not exclusively, by the visually impaired.

Entries selected for the exhibition will be displayed in the Main Exhibition Gallery at the Red House Museum.

All entries will be judged by an independent panel. The judges' decision shall be final.

CADArts or the museum will not enter into discussion regarding indivdual entries or artists.

Group Prize—£100 CADArts Prize
Individual Prize—£100 CADArts Prize
Group Prize—YOUTH*—Janome Embellisher
Individual Prize—YOUTH*—Textile Supplies
Workshop on the Web Prize for Innovation - £50
The overall winner will be awarded the CADArts Art Troph

*To be eligible for the YOUTH Category entrants must be age 25 or under.

Submission of Entry Form
Tuesday 1st April 2008, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.

Submission of Work
Work should be submitted to The Red House Museum, Quay Road, Christchurch on Saturday 14 June 2008 11am to 2pm.

Postal entries will be accepted providing the return postage is prepaid. Postal entries should be sent to to arrive during the week beginning 9th June and no later than 13th June :

The Red House Museum
Quay Road,
Christchurch BH23 1BU

Entry Fees
Individual entries—£2, Group entries—£5, Under 18's—free.

All entry fees for this open will be donated to the Macular Disease
Society, which is the current Christchurch Mayoral charity.

For entry form email cadarts:

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