Sunday, January 6, 2019

Tree Project - Thread Bearing Witness

Thread Bearing Witness, Photographer Liz Perry

For those who participated in the Thread Bearing Witness project, Liz Perry was in Manchester and saw the finished community art work facilitated by Alice Kettle.
Several Networks members joined a stitching event at National Arboretum last year in February to contribute to it.
A wonderful result! 
Read more about Thread bearing Witness project  
The Whitworth 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Textile Residencies


Textílsetur Íslands, or in English: The Icelandic Textile Center is situated in the scenic seaside Northwestern town of Blönduós. Textílsetur aims to promote or develop Icelandic and international textiles and to encourage research as well as education in the field of textile art and design. The Textílsetur Residency provides visiting students, scholars, and artists with working spaces to conduct their artistic practice, research, and study-trips within textiles.

More information

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Hurleyville Maker’s Lab Artist Residency Program - Ongoing

Disciplines: Animation, Architecture, Art Education, Ceramics, Community, Crafts & Trades, Dance, Design, Digital, Experimental, Film & Video, Installation, Media Arts, Music & Sound, Pedagogy, Performance, Photography, Science, Sculpture, Technology, Textile, Theater, Visual Arts.
Location: Hurleyville, New York, United States
Duration: 1 to 3 months
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Textile Arts Center's Artist in Residence (TAC AIR) program equips emerging artists and designers with resources and skills to better articulate their practices and contribute to their communities. Situated at the intersection of a studio residency and an academic program, TAC AIR combines studio access with a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, regular critical dialogue and mentorship. The residency culminates in a group exhibition hosted by TAC together with a partner gallery, which showcases and promotes residents’ work at both a regional and national level through additional catalogue materials. Since 2010, AIR has graduated over fifty artists and designers whose work is now galvanizing the fashion, fine arts, and design industries. Our alumni are involved in a broad range of arts activities, including arts education, women’s international development, social activism, fashion and tech entrepreneurship, fine arts, regional makers movements and local community development initiatives. 

Meet the artists in AIR Cycle 10 (October 2018 - June 2019)

​ Learn more about the AIR program + application process

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Artist-In-Residence

Sturt Craft Centre invites applications from experienced craft practitioners to the Sturt Artist-in-Residence program.  Residencies occur in the craft disciplines of ceramics, jewellery/metalwork, textiles and woodwork. Four to six residencies occur at Sturt each year.
Sturt encourages small scale production and individually designed work which may be promoted through Sturt Gallery. 
Each year professional residencies may be awarded specifically to develop a body of work which can be produced and made, at Sturt, during the Residency time.
Sturt sees the residency program as an important adjunct to its overall aim of providing support for Australian contemporary craft and design through a program of teaching, retail, exhibition and residencies. The emphasis of the residency program will be to support craftspeople and designer-makers who are sympathetic to this philosophy.
Three categories of residency are available:
• Professional Residency
• Self Directed Residency
• Graduate Residency

Public Art Opportunities

Departed 2016, Yandell Walton, Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, Wollundry Lagoon. Photo credit Andrew Hagan

Performance/Installation/Ephemeral work for the event Date Night (up to $10,000)

Creative proposals are sought by artists willing to enliven the event Date Night, on the evening of February 14, 2019.
More information


NightLights Projection Commission and Lab ($20,000)

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from leading Australian digital projection artists for a two week residency in Wagga Wagga.
More information


BrightLights Projection Commission and Workshop ($10,000)

Wagga Wagga City Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from leading Australian digital projection artists for an exciting youth projection program, BrightLights.
Applications can be submitted until 12pm EST, Monday 7 January 2019.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Meet Monique van Nieuwland

Monique van Nieuwland


Monique van Nieuwland (Netherlands, Australia since 1982) is an artist-weaver-designer. She teaches weaving at a tertiary and at community level. She uses a countermarch treadle loom, a computer dobby loom and a computer-operated TC2 Jacquard loom.
Monique describes herself as a ‘weaving omnivore’. She weaves to create conceptual work for exhibition, but also loves the challenge of answering commission briefs and creating practical items. Her conceptual work focuses on the environment and our human existence within it.

Anni Albers exhibition


Annie Albers at TATE Modern 


"Anni Albers combined the ancient craft of hand-weaving with the language of modern art"
A long overdue recognition of Anni Albers's pivotal contribution to modern art and design, this is the first major exhibition of her work in the UK.

At TATE Modern 
UNTIL 27 JANUARY 2019 

Fruit of the Loom exhibition




Walking into the Tate Modern this month is going to prove something of a shock for fine art lovers. The new exhibition on Anni Albers celebrates not painting or sculpture, but textiles. The Tate has shown textiles before, notably with Sonia Delaunay: but says the co-curator of the Albers’ show, Ann Coxon, ‘We are not starting with a painting, moving on to abstraction followed by some textile; we start with one of Albers’ looms and a film by architect and filmmaker Simon Barker of his wife, the weaver Ismini Samanidou, weaving on one of Anni’s looms.’
READ FULL ARTICLE 



Extract from the Surface issue. Words by Corinne Julius.
Open now, until 27 January 2019.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019

The Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award is a biennial acquisitive award & exhibition celebrating the diversity and strength of Australia’s textile artistry.

The Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019 CALL FOR ENTRIES is now open.

Entries close 5PM EST Friday 1 March 2019.


The sixth biennial WCTA will be held in 2019. Each incarnation sees professional Australian artists working in any style of textile media invited to submit an entry for consideration within a competitive selection process. A judging panel consisting of the Wangaratta Art Gallery Director and two respected professionals then selects a shortlist of finalists for the Award exhibition at the Gallery over the winter months.
The value of the Award in 2019 will be $10,000 including GST. and includes the permanent acquisition of the winning work to the Wangaratta Art Gallery Collection.
Wangaratta has a long and prominent history of textiles, both in manufacturing and as a craft form. Wangaratta Art Gallery builds upon this unique tradition through the presentation of this outstanding award which is guaranteed to appeal to everyone, local and regional residents and visitors alike.
In addition to the main award exhibition in Gallery1, concurrent textile exhibitions are held in Gallery2 and in the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre Foyer Gallery. The WCTA also coincides with the biennial Wangaratta Stitched Up Textile Festival.
This program is developed to enrich textiles in Wangaratta and across Australia, it will assist in ensuring that contemporary Australian textile art is highly valued and supported now and into the future.