Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Art U Wear 2011

Deadline: April 22, 2011 (POSTMARK)

2011 Art U Wear
Textile Art Festival

Brisbane Exhibition Centre, South Bank
Queensland, Australia
June 11 – 13, 2011

2011 Art U Wear
A judged competition in conjunction with the Textile Art Festival: Sponsored by Expertise Events Pty Ltd (EE) & BERNINA Australia Pty Ltd

The Competition:
Textile artists, designers and anyone with a love of creative textiles are invited to enter a competition to create a wearable art costume (ensemble).

The 2011 Theme: Circus Berserkus


1st prize: $3,000 cash
2nd prize: Bernina sewing machine valued at about $1,699 rrp
Viewers’ Choice: $500 cash

Rules of Entry: (truncated)
1. Entries will be judged on creativity, interpretation of the theme, design merit and workmanship.
2. The competition is open to the public. An individual or groups may enter, as long as all those who contribute to the entry are nominated on the entry form. A limit of two entries per person or group applies.
3. Entries must have been completed after July 2010, not prior to this.
4. Entries are to be created from primarily (more than 50 per cent) textile materials, not paper or plastic.
5. Entries must be able to fit into a carton measuring: maximum length on longest side no more than 1metre and maximum girth (measured around the other two dimensions) no more than 140cm, and must weigh no more than 15kg.

HOW TO ENTER (truncated)

ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: Send your entry form BEFORE April 22, 2011, with three hard-copy photographs and three digital images of the entry showing FRONT, BACK and DETAIL. A panel of judges will then select up to 30 finalists (in total) based on the hard-copy photographs and digital images of the works.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Upon seeing the final works, the competition sponsors reserve the right to decide which works will be included in the exhibition. The organisers reserve the right to refuse any work that does not match the images submitted to the judges. The judges may reserve the right to withhold an award if the standard of work does not warrant the award, or award two equal winners to share the prize.

Download the Prospectus/Entry Form: [pdf]