– 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.
This is a judged competition in conjunction with FibreFest and Sponsored by Expertise Events Pty Ltd.
Textile artists, designers, textile students and anyone with a love of creative textiles are invited to enter a competition to create a wearable art costume (ensemble) as long as they are primarily textile (more than 50%)
Outfits can be any interpretation of the theme ‘Iconic Australia’
Judy Newman, Craft Consultant at Expertise Events asks the craft community to consider; “What does ‘Iconic Australia’ mean to you?"
This theme should capture the imaginations of textile lovers across Australia and New Zealand and how it will be interpreted in wearable art, will make a stunning display.
Winners and a number of other chosen outfits will tour various craft events around Australia until November, 2015.
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
The 2015 Theme: Iconic Australia Total prize pool: $5000 to be divided as follows:
1st prize: $2,500 cash
2nd prize: $1,500 cash
3rd prize: $1,000 cash
Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh Sydney, NSW