Art Quilt Australia 2013: Call for Entries
Closing Date for Entries: 19 July 2013
Exhibition Dates: 31 October -14 December 2013
Ozquilt Network Inc, through its Art Quilt Australia exhibitions, seeks to promote the best of Australian art quilts. The first Art Quilt Australia exhibition was held in Canberra in 2009 at Craft ACT Craft and Design Centre. From 31 October to 14 December 2013, Art Quilt Australia: people, place and nation will also be exhibited at Craft ACT Craft and Design Centre.
To align with the centenary of Canberra celebrations in 2013, Art Quilt Australia has selected the theme of people, place and nation. Australia is a nation of diverse peoples, landscapes, plants, animals and climate, and Canberra is the place where all Australians and the nation are represented. This theme offers artists the opportunity of a wide range of responses and interpretations.
The curator, Valerie Kirk, Head of Textiles at the Australian National University will select works. She will consider the design of the piece in relation to the theme; formal aspects of design such as composition, colour, texture and structure; choice of fabrics; and making and construction. Acceptance will be given on the basis of digital image submission. However, the artist is also asked to write a brief statement about how the theme People, Place and/or Nation is incorporated, relates to, informed, or inspired your work. Entry is open to full members of Ozquilt Network Inc and all Australian artists. Large quilts are preferred but must not measure more than 2 metres in either direction.
- 19 July 2013 Deadline for submission of entry
- 2 September 2013 Notification of selection
- 24 October 2013 Delivery to Craft ACT
- 31 October 2013 6.00pm Opening event
- 1 November 2013 Exhibition open to the public
- 14 December 2013 Exhibition closes
- 17 December 2013 Collection/return of work
- Conditions of Entry and Entry Form (PDF Format)
- Conditions of Entry and Entry Form (Word Format)
- Download AQA2013 Photography Guidelines (PDF Format)
Art Quilt Australia 2009
Art Quilt Australia 2009, an initiative of Craft ACT and Ozquilt Network Inc. was the inaugural exhibition of art quilts selected from Ozquilt Network members and Australian residents. The exhibition was held at the Craft ACT Gallery from 7 November to 19 December 2009. From 80 entries, 28 works were unanimously selected by the selectors; Meredith Hinchliffe, craft critic, researcher and writer, and eminent quilt artists Judy Hooworth and Dianne Firth.
The artists selected were :
Geri Barr, Sally Blake, Anna Brown, June Brown, Cathy Jack Coupland, Susan Cunningham, Sue Dennis, Ruth de Vos, Pamela Fitzsimons, Jan Frazer, Margery Goodall, Helen Gray, Alvena Hall, Cherry Johnston, Ailsa Koloi, Alison Levingston, Deborah McArdle, Barbara Macey, Alison Muir, Pamela Munday, John Parkes, Sarah Louise Ricketts, Margaret Ruane, Alison Schwabe, Greg Somerville and Paula Martin, Emerald Springs, Jo Steele, and Carolyn Sullivan.
Photography by Steven Murray - Creative Image Photography
|Craft ACT Gallery||Skin/Earth by Pamela Fitzsimmons||"Home?" by Geri Barr||"Spirit Land" by Sue Dennis||"Timetracks 11" by Alison Schwabe||White Cloth" by John Parkes|