Saturday, July 02, 2011

Animal Fibers: Art Informs Shibori

Deadline: 15 September 2011 (ONLINE)

Animal Fibers: Art Informs Shibori

8th International Shibori Symposium 2011: Hong Kong
Hong Kong Design Institute
4 Dec 2011- 1 Jan 2012

An international exhibition of fiber art works showcasing shibori’s inherent transformative power on material, from 2-D to 3-D. With its shape changing and volume shifting abilities, the shibori process interplays uniquely with animal-based fibers. Inventive, style-making designs exploiting this interplay have been seen on catwalks of designers such as Yoshiki Hishinuma and Jurgen Lehl and in fiber work of artists like Jean Cacicedo and Jorie Johnson. This exhibition also comments on contemporary global innovations in materials that have been with humans since primeval time. An accompanying exhibition, “Animal Fibers in Chinese Tradition,” curated by Edith Cheung, will visit the resourcefulness and beauty of traditional historical works created in China, addressing humankind’s relationship with animals in a shared environment.

The departure theme for this international exhibition is art work made from animal fiber, animal hide, or a combination of both, utilizing the principles of shaped or resisted shibori dyeing techniques. These works should be inspired by the transformative properties of materials and their potential to change surface and structure, exhibiting visual and/or dimensional transformation.

Entry Fee: $25 per entry
Up to three (3) entries may be submitted per artist or collaborative group


Jean Williams Cacicedo
Jorie Johnson

Open Call for Artists:

Contact: Jean