Call for entries – Dare to Differ

The Quilters’ Guild of South Australia are holding an exhibition of Contemporary Quilts in October 2015. Entry is open to quilters resident in Australia and entry forms and images are due by 10 July 2015.  Quilts can be up to 250cm in length or width.

Convenor Suzanne Gummow has sent the following information:

What is “Differ to Differ”?

  A small group came together in South Australia more than 20 years ago with the aim of promoting and showcasing contemporary art quilts in this state. The first exhibition was held at the Megaw and Hogg and then it has been held at Prospect Gallery and recently at Gallery M, Marion. “Dare to Differ” exhibitions are held bi-annually. The interpretation of the quilts is left to the quilt maker.  Contemporary quilt makers are encouraged to extend their horizons, leaning more to the Visual Arts and “Dare to Differ”.

The exhibition is open to ALL quilt makers within Australia. We have hoped that by opening entries to interstate contemporary quilt makers we give South Australian quilt makers and the general public the opportunity to view a very high standard exhibition of contemporary art quilts.

A definition of a quilt for this exhibition is that it must be predominantly fibre, and be composed of a least two distinct layers, stitched together throughout the quilt. It must be innovative, original and of course meet the criteria of the title “Dare to Differ – 2015”. Entries will be preselected from photos – one of the whole quilt and one a detail in CD format. The photos MUST be of an excellent standard – clear and precise. The selection process is done by two or more contemporary quilt artists with an international standing.

One of the most important things when entering any exhibition is that one needs to read and follow ALL the requirements accurately that appear on the entry form.

The exhibitions in the past have been exciting, diverse and of an extremely high standard. It is very important that we continue to give the opportunity to the South Australian public (including all our quilt makers) to view such an exhibition held here in Adelaide.

So this is my plea – enter this exhibition!!!!!!! And let’s make it bigger and better!!! So get thinking and creating – entries will be due in July 2015. The exhibition will be held at Gallery M – 2 – 25 October 2015.

Contact me if you need any more information regarding the exhibition.

Suzanne Gummow

 Convenor of the “Dare to Differ – 2015”


Banner image is “Shattered” by member Joanne Barraclough. Photography by Sara Magee

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