Monday, 21 January 2008

"My Place": Call for Expressions of Interest

Quilt artists from Australia, New Zealand or South Africa who are interested in contributing to a travelling quilt project are invited to register an expression of interest with Australian coordinator*, Dijanne Cevaal. Key details about the proposed exhibition are set out below:

  • The theme is "My Place".
  • There will be 30 works from each country (Australia, NZ and South Africa) and these will be selected from entries received.
  • Finished entries are due 15 July 2008.
  • Entries must be 50 cm square (finished). They may be any kind of fibre art. The size has been chosen so the quilts can be stacked for ease of international freight.
  • Each artist should provide a photograph of themselves, a 75-word statement that describes the inspiration for their piece and a release allowing the piece to be photographed and shown at various venues around the world.
  • The travelling exhibition will premier at the South African National Quilt Festival 2008 before touring venues in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand - and possibly elsewhere for at least 2 years. The quilts will be displayed at Taia Textile Gallery, Wellington during Symposium 2009.
  • Each piece should be sturdy enough to be stacked and freighted. repeatedly. Pieces with significant three-dimensional features, pieces that require special hanging apparatus, or pieces that are delicate and require special handling are not suitable for this exhibit.
* The South African coordinator is Jeanette Botha and the New Zealand coordinator is Anne Scott.

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