Monday, May 23, 2011

Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012: REGENERATION

Deadline: 25 July 2011 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Contemporary Quilt Textiles 2012

Manly Art Gallery & Museum
The Quilters’ Guild of NSW
Manly NSW
27 April to 4 June 2012

A collaboration between The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc. and Manly Art Gallery & Museum.

The New Quilt exhibition has been hosted by Manly Art Gallery & Museum for the past twenty years and for the twenty first year, it was agreed that a new vision for the exhibition be achieved. This is a curated, themed exhibition with specific selection criteria. This is a move away from the past and it is hoped that it will offer further opportunities for all textile artists to enter a quilt.

Entry is open to all textile artists.

YOUR QUILT (truncated)
* For the purpose of this exhibition, a quilt is defined as a layered stitched textile with at least two (2) distinct layers bound together by stitches throughout the piece.
* Entries must be the original, non-traditional design of the entrant. Works made under supervision in a class or workshop are not eligible.
* Quilts submitted must be new work. See Selection Criteria for further information.
* Entrants may submit up to two (2) quilts, sets of quilts are considered as a single unit.
* Quilts may be any shape or size, 2D or 3D.
* Quilts may be for sale. A commission of 30% will be retained.

There are six (6) requirements:
1. All quilts must be proposed new work;
2. A 100 - 150 word statement, outlining the artist’s response to the theme, ‘Regeneration’;
3. Details of the design progression and colours, including sketches and drawings;
4. Materials to be used;
5. Dimensions of the work;
6. Up to five (5) images of previous works.

Selection will be made on the basis of originality and innovative use of media. The curator’s decision will be final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.

Entrants whose work has been accepted will be notified by mail/email and informed of delivery instructions.

A non-refundable entry fee of $45.00 (for up to two (2) quilts) must accompany entry.

Download the prospectus: (pdf)

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Cathy Jack Coupland
The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc.
Guild Representative


Sarah Johnson
Curator/Programs Coordinator
Manly Art Gallery & Museum
PO Box 82 Manly NSW 1655