Wednesday, 2 October 2019

The New Quilt Call for Entries: a year to go!

Entries for The New Quilt 2021 close on 2 October 2020. Start planning and creating now!

Historically, QuiltNSW has been at the forefront of promoting the art of quilting. Back in 1991, Judy Hooworth and Anna Brown were instrumental in establishing The New Quilt, the first juried contemporary quilt exhibition to be shown in an art gallery in Australia. For two decades The New Quilt was a regular fixture at Manly Art Gallery and also sometimes toured to other venues. Securing gallery space is challenging and The New Quilt has been in hiatus in recent years. However, QuiltNSW is delighted to relaunch The New Quilt with a seven week exhibition at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery at Windsor from 5 February – 4 April 2021.

The New Quilt 2021 welcomes large and dimensional works. Hawkesbury Regional Gallery is a generously proportioned exhibition space with flexible configuration. So think big, think bold – be adventurous!

The New Quilt 2021 is open to any textile artist resident in Australia whether or not they are QuiltNSW members.
  • there is no prescribed theme – submit your best work reflecting your creative practice;
  • a quilt means stitched and layered materials using any technique; 
  • the quilt must be the entrant’s original non-traditional design, not a copy or a variation on the original design of another artist working in any medium; and
  • 2-D, 3-D, installation work, ceiling hung work, work on stretcher bars, and framed work are all eligible for consideration.
Download the Conditions of Entry (PDF) or see for more information.

Inquiries to:

Here’s a video of the recent opening of the Art Fair at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery. Now just imagine this generous space full of quilts in The New Quilt !