ART QUILT AUSTRALIA 15
Ozquilt Network Inc, through its Art Quilt Australia exhibitions, seeks to promote the best of Australian art quilts and has joined with the National Wool Museum to present Art Quilt Australia 15. The exhibition will be held at the National Wool Museum, Geelong from Friday 23 October 2015 to Friday 11 December 2015.
This is a juried exhibition with over $5000 in prizes, including a $3000 Expressions Wool Quilt Award. The winner of the Expressions prize is acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection.
Art Quilt Australia 15 is open quilters and artists from all states and territories. Further information and entry forms may be obtained via the Ozquilt Network website. Entries open on 13 March 2015 and the deadline for submission is 7 August 2015.
For the purposes of this exhibition, a quilt is defined as a stitched, layered textile incorporating any material and employing any technique although quilts nominated for the Wool Quilt Prize should be constructed predominantly of woollen fabric. Quilts must have been completed after November 2013 and must not have been exhibited elsewhere in Victoria.
DATES TO REMEMBER
- 13 March 2015 Entries open
- 7 August 2015 Deadline for submission of entries
- 11 September 2015 Notification of selection
- 16 October 2015 Delivery of art works
- 23 October 2015 Opening event; prizes awarded
- 24 October 2015 Exhibition opens to the public
- 11 December 2015 Exhibition closes
- 17 December 2015 Collection/return of work
To check the website: www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au
For enquiries: AQA2015@ozquiltnetwork.org.au
(Edited text from the ozquiltnetwork newsletter – for the information of CQ members)
A number of opportunities exist for members to enter competitions and exhibitions scheduled throughout 2015. There have been posts on the CQ blog about them. Here are links so you can look up the details (and perhaps submit an entry):
- AQC Challenge – True Blue Entry deadline 27 February 2015. Link to AQC site.
- Another challenge to be shown at AQC in April is the ‘Lest We Forget Quilt Challenge – 100 years, 100 quilts’. Entry deadline is 6 March 2015. Link to lest we forget site.
- As part of Fibre Fest in May 2015 there is an Art U Wear competition & exhibition with a theme of Iconic Australia. Entry deadline is 10 April 2015. Link to site.
- Dare to Differ is run by the South Australian Quilters Guild. Entries deadline is 10 July 2015. Link for details.
- Evolution, Change, Challenge – A Contemporary Quilt Entry deadline is 24 July 2015. Link to NSW Quilters Guild website.
- History, Her Story is the theme for the Tasmanian Art Quilt Prize, run by the Tasmanian Quilt Guild and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Entry deadline is 31 July 2015. Link to Tasmanian Quilt Guild site.
Image in banner is “Galloping Wild and Free” by member Helen Godden – an entry in a previous AQC challenge. Photography by Sara Magee.
The Quilters’ Guild of NSW have sent the following information about an exhibition to be staged next year. You don’t have to be a member of the Quilters’ Guild to submit an entry for this exhibition. It is a juried exhibition, with entries due 24 July 2015
CALL FOR ENTRIES
“EVOLUTION, CHANGE, CHALLENGE – A CONTEMPORARY QUILT”
Exhibition to be held: Saturday, 29th August – Tuesday, 8th September, 2015
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: 24TH July, 2015
The Quilters’ Guild of NSW Inc. invite entries for a professionally hung, juried contemporary quilt exhibition to be held at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre from 29th August to 8th September, 2015.
The exhibition is open to quilters and fibre artists from all Australian states and territories. Membership of the Guild is NOT a requirement of entry. There will be two prizes offered, a first prize of $1500 and a viewers’ choice prize of $200.
Entries must address the title theme “Evolution, Change, Challenge: A Contemporary Quilt” and measure 70x100cm (WxH) portrait format. Judges will carefully consider the appropriate interpretation of the theme and design concepts applied, particularly the use of colour and value for all quilts entered.
The Guild exhibition, “Evolution, Change, Challenge – A Contemporary Quilt” is being held in conjunction with a curated exhibition of quilts at Hazelhurst Gallery and Arts Centre. “Labours of Love – Australian Quilts from 1850 – 2015” will display quilts sourced from The National Gallery Australia, Canberra, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney and noted quilters and fibre artists from across New South Wales.
Entry is via online entry form only and an entry fee of $25 per quilt is payable. Entries close 24th July, 2015. Further information and online entry for “Evolution, Change, Challenge – A Contemporary Quilt” is available at:
The Guild website: www.quiltersguildnsw.com (under the “Exhibition” tab)
or by contacting
Bob James: email@example.com
Proudly sponsored by Peg’s Pieces and Patchwork Plus
Image in banner is “Shattered” by member Jo Barraclough.
NEW COMPETITION APPEALS TO ALL TEXTILE ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, STUDENTS
Just announced – Art U Wear is a very special competition creating the perfect opportunity for textile artists, designers, students and anyone with a love of this medium to show off what they can do. Three winners will share in $5000 prize money.
Outfits can be any interpretation of the theme ‘Iconic Australia’, as long as they are primarily textile material (more than 50%). The competition is open to the public. Deadline is April 10, 2015 and entry forms will be available online by December 10, 2014 on www.fibrefest.com.au.
For all rules, terms and conditions click here.
Individuals and groups are encouraged to enter and a number of finalist pieces will be selected for display at FibreFest, May 1 – 3, 2015.
Judy Newman, Craft Consultant at Expertise Events asks the craft community to consider; “What does ‘Iconic Australia’ mean to you? We are excited to see how this theme will capture the imaginations of textile lovers across Australia and New Zealand and how it will be interpreted in wearable art. It will make a stunning display!
“We will announce three winners at the FibreFest show, where a number of outfits will also be chosen to tour various craft events around Australia until November, 2015.”
FibreFest is an event which pushes creative boundaries, and the organisers believe the range, skill and diversity of talent this competition will attract makes a beautiful fit.
FibreFest will be held at Australian Technology Park, Sydney, May 1- 3, 2015. The Park is at Everleigh, near Redfern.
Here is a message from Expertise Events about a quilt challenge for next year:
NEW QUILT CHALLENGE to enter:
Theme: LEST WE FORGET Quilt Challenge – 100 years, 100 quilts
What Does ANZAC Mean to You?
With the 2015 ANZAC Day commemorating 100 years since one of Australia’s most defining times, quilters are invited to create a small quilt for the ‘Lest We Forget Quilt Challenge – 100 years, 100 quilts’.
This is an open challenge meaning all residents of Australia and New Zealand are invited – whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced quilter, young or old – to contribute to this exhibition of small quilts. A quilt entry in this challenge will reflect what ANZAC means to you. 100 pieces will be selected and shown at AQC in Melbourne, April 16 – 19, 2015, and will then tour at selected craft events around Australia and New Zealand.
Although there is no cash prize pool attached to this challenge, commemorating ANZAC has special significance as 2015 remembers servicemen and women from all wars and conflicts over the past 100 years from the ANZAC experience to present day.
Organiser Judy Newman comments: “The spirit of ANZAC and Anzac Day ceremonies have particular relevance in Australia and New Zealand, and with 2015 being our centenary year, commemorations will be as special and touching as ever. I anticipate this quilt journey – for both the quilt makers and those who come to view the finished exhibition – will be a visual reflection of the powerful emotions and memories war brings to our lives.”
Entry details: Entries are to be 25cm x 25cm in size. Deadline for online submission of entry form and pictures of your quilt is March 6, 2015. Full details are available now by visiting http://www.lestweforgetquilts.com.au
Entries are not due until 31 July 2015 and quilts must have been completed in 2014/15.
Here is an opportunity for you to enter quilts in another exhibition. The Australian Machine Quilters Association (AMQA) hosts an exhibition every two years as part of the Australian Machine Quilting Festival at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This year it runs from 3-6 October – that’s the long weekend for some. Both members and non-members of AMQA are able to submit entries.
President of AMQA (and Canberra Quilter), Raylee Bielenberg, provided the following information:
Due to an overwhelming demand, the entry date has been EXTENDED!!!! AMQA Inc. has received many requests to extend the entry date for this show. We understand that life just gets busier for so many of us and many quilters are so close to finishing their quilts. We have listened and are extending the closing date. The new entry deadline is midnight, 14th August 2014 for online entry. If you are going to post your entry-form in, then it needs to be postmarked no later than 10th August 2014. If we have not received it by the 14th we will not be able to accept your entry due to printing schedules.
We acknowledge those entries who adhered to the original date for entry and thank you for your promptness.
If you had considered entering but did not complete the entry, you have a new deadline. Enter by the 14th August 2014 to be a part of the AMQA Inc. Quilt Show.
There are wonderful prizes from our many sponsors and you will have to opportunity to show case your talents to hundreds of visitors. This show only happens every 2 years so don’t wait until 2016. You can find all the rules here. Entry forms can be downloaded from there as well as being able to submit an electronic form.
See you at the show!