Congratulations! to the Art Quilt Australia 2021 prize winners that were announced at the exhibition opening at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery this afternoon. Art Quilt Australia 2021 seeks to promote excellence and originality in contemporary art quilts in Australia. Works were assessed in terms of originality, composition, content and execution by a jury of acknowledged experts: Lisa Call, Julie Ryder and Bronwyn Coulston (manager, Shoalhaven Regional Gallery). The winners of the OZQN Award of Excellence and Expressions: the Wool Quilt Prize were decided by an independent judge – Sophie O’Brien, Head of Curatorial & Learning, Bundanon.
Expressions Wool Quilt Prize
$3000 acquisitive prize sponsored by National Wool Museum.
- Expressions Wool Quilt Prize: Ghost Blanket IV Fiona Gavens
- Highly Commended ($500): Waverley: best for rest by Lynne Hargreaves
OZQN Award of Excellence
$3000 non-acquisitive prize sponsored by Ozquilt Network Inc.
- OZQN Award of Excellence: And then there were three Cathy Jack Coupland
- Highly Commended ($500): Heated Boundaries Ileana Soto
Art Quilt Australia 2021, including Expressions: the Wool Quilt Prize, will be on exhibition at Shoalhaven Regional Gallery at Nowra, NSW from 12 June until 3 July 2021, followed by the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum at Lilydale, Victoria from 7 August until 31 October 2021.
- SRG Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am-4pm Saturday 10am-2pm
- Address: 12 Berry Street, Nowra, NSW 2541
- Contact : (02) 4429 5444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also view the exhibition online at: Art Quilt Australia 2021.
AQA2021 Zoom Event
Ozquilt Network invites you to the AQA2021 Zoom Event at 6pm Thursday 17 June (Sydney time) for an exhibition overview and insights from many of the artists. Register here. This event will be recorded with a view to publishing online at a later date.
Art Quilt Australia 2021 Catalogue
For those unable to attend the exhibition in person, the full-colour catalogue also provides a glimpse of the 25 art quilts by the 23 finalists together with statements by the three jurors. Order online.