Saturday, December 05, 2009

2010 Art U Wear Competition

Deadline: April 15, 2010 (POSTMARK)

2010 Art U Wear Competition

Textile Art Festival
Brisbane Exhibition Centre, South Bank
June 25 - 27, 2010

The 2010 Theme: Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland has inspired the theme for this exciting NEW wearable art competition sponsored by Bernina and Expertise Events.

2010 Art U Wear is 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 is invited to enter a competition to create a wearable art costume (ensemble).

Total prize pool: $5000 to be divided as follows:
1st prize: $3,000 cash
2nd prize: $1,500 cash
3rd prize: $500 cash
Junior prize (entrant under 18 years of age at April 15, 2010: One Bernina sewing
machine (Bernina activa 210)

Rules and Entry Form:
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 persons 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 2009, not prior to this.
4. Employees and family members of Bernina Australia and Expertise Events are not eligible to enter.
5. If a commercial pattern/s has been used as the basis for this design, this must be acknowledged on the entry form.
6. Entries must be labelled clearly with the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, and email and the name of the work. Labels must be cloth and securely stitched to the inside of the work.
7. The entrant/s stated on the Entry Form must be the maker/s of the entry.
8. Entries are to be created from predominantly (more than 50 percent) textile materials, not paper or plastic.
9. Entries must be able to be packaged 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.
10. Entries must be available for display at the Textile Art Festival June 25 – 27, 2010 and selected entries also displayed at the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair, July 22-25, 2010.
11. Entries must be posted, not delivered personally, and will be returned by post. Entries cannot be collected in person at the event.
12. Expertise Events and Bernina will take all care but no responsibility for any damage or theft to an entry that occurs while the entry is in the care of Expertise Events and Bernina. If insurance of any kind is required, this is the
responsibility of the entrant and will be at their cost.

Entry Deadline: All completed, signed entry forms, hard copy photographs and digital images must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2010 and must be sent altogether accompanying the entry form to Expertise Events.

Entry Fee: A fee of $20 per entry is payable by cheque.

Visit website to download entry form:

The Textile Art Festival is a brand new event celebrating creative textile craft in Australia. The Textile Art Festival is for lovers of wearable art, surface decoration, knitting, crochet, embroidery, embellishment - in fact anything to do with fibre, yarn or fabric.

The event features displays, stage presentations and educational sessions with a fantastic line-up of tutors presenting a three-day program of hands-on classes and an expo where visitors can stock up on textile supplies.