Art Quilt Australia

Art Quilt Australia is a biennial juried exhibition open to textile artists resident in Australia and New Zealand and OZQN members worldwide.

Art Quilt Australia 2019 will be on exhibition at the National Wool Museum, Geelong from 6 September until 15 December 2019 and tour to Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale, Victoria from 8 February-16 May 2020. Participation in the tour is optional.

Art Quilt Australia, which includes Expressions: the Wool Quilt Prize, seeks to promote excellence and innovation in contemporary art quilts in Australia. There is over $6000 in prizes, comprising:

  • $3000 for Expressions: The Wool Quilt Prize, for a wool quilt The winner of the Expressions prize is acquired by the National Wool Museum  for its permanent collection;
  • $3000 for the non-acquisitive OZQN Award of Excellence, which is open to all quilts; and
  • $500 awards for Highly Commended in both categories.

Exhibition Opening

Art Quilt Australia 2019 Official Opening
Thursday 5 September 2019, from 6pm
National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool St, Geelong VIC 3220

The exhibition opening will be followed by an informal meal for AQA artists, special guests and OZQN members at their own cost at the Italian-themed Dennys Kitchen. Price: $25 for two courses (entree and main or main and dessert). The restaurant is on the ground floor of the National Wool Museum.

OZQN Symposium 2019: Collectors & Collections

Key Dates for Artists

  • 15 July 2019: Notification of selection by email
  • 30 August 2019: Due date for delivery of works to National Wool Museum
  • 5 September 2019: Opening event and award of prizes
  • 6 September 2019:  AQA2019 opens to the public
  • 15 December 2019: Exhibition closes at National Wool Museum
  • 15 January 2020: Latest date for return or collection or return of work not travelling
  • 8 February 2020: Exhibition opens at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum Lilydale, Victoria
  • 16 May 2020: Exhibition closes at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
  • 15 June 2020: Latest date for collection or return of work from Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

See the AQA 2019 Conditions of Entry for further information.