Thursday, July 21, 2011

Beneath the Southern Sky

Deadline: 25 January 2012 (ONLINE)

Beneath the Southern Sky
A traveling exhibition of contemporary textile art
Curator: Brenda Gael Smith
Confirmed venues:
Craft and Sewing Show, Auckland: 15-18 March 2012
Australasian Quilt Convention: 12-15 April 2012
Textile Art Festival: 9-11 June 2012

Textile artists are invited to submit an entry for a travelling exhibition of textile works exploring the title theme – Beneath the Southern Sky. Each work will be in a 40x100cm (W x L) vertical banner format and up to 30 works may be selected by the curator, Brenda Gael Smith. International entries are welcome.

Conditions of Entry (truncated)
  1. Entry is open to all textile artists. International entries are welcome. Non-Australian artists must provide completed paperwork to satisfy customs requirements.
  2. Entries may be any kind of fibre art but each work must be sturdy enough to travel without special requirements.
  3. Entries must measure 40x100cm finished (W x L, vertical banner format) and include both a hanging sleeve and velcro strips in accordance with the curator’s directions.
  4. Entries must be submitted via the Beneath the Southern Sky Online Entry Form by no later than 25 January 2012 (NSW, Australia time). No paper entries or disks will be accepted.
  5. Only one quilt will be selected per entrant, although artists may enter more than one work.

Artists’ Responsibilities (truncated)
•Artists whose work is selected must pay a $20 administration fee to assist with travel and administration expenses. This fee is payable by no later than 28 February 2012.
•Selected artists will also be responsible for the cost of shipping the work to and from the curator.
•Insurance cover, if desired, is the responsibility of the artist.
•The artist warrants that the textile work is their own original design and indemnifies the curator against any claim for breach of copyright.

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