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Textiles Entries         Buda Contemporary Textiles Exhibition

Contemporary Textiles Exhibition 
Biennial Exhibition & Award of Contemporary Textiles
Saturday 28th July - Saturday 11th August 2018

Please download the entry form and conditions of entry below and return by email to admin@budacastlemaine.org. 

ENTRY FORM AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 2018 CONTEMPORARY TEXTILES EXHIBITION 

Since its inception at Buda in 2008, the Contemporary Textiles Exhibition has developed into a biennial event of national importance on the calendar of embroiderers and fabric artists, making Castlemaine a centre for the display of excellence and innovation in contemporary textiles. 

Supporting the work of established and emerging textile artists from across Australia and New Zealand, with a prize pool of approximately $3,300. Artists work is jury chosen for entry, and judged by an esteemed panel from the textile industry, including practicing artists.

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Catherine O'Leary Entwined    Chris Beehag In the Spirit of De Morgan


Buda Contemporary Textiles Exhibition 2016 Award Winners
The 5th biennial exhibition in 2016 commemorated the Leviny daughters, and their love of the Arts and Crafts Movement, with a special award for an Arts & Crafts inspired piece. Other awards were for Contemporary Textiles, and also a student encouragement award.

CATEGORY 1: Contemporary Textiles 
First prize $1000 
Catherine O’Leary (Vic), 'Entwined' (shown top left). A 400 x 300 x 450 mm hand-stitched, hand moulded woollen felt and silk fabric. Sculptural work.

Joint Second prize $250 each
Linda McLean (Vic), From Green to Blue. 1300 x 950 x 50 mm recycled paper, wool thread.
Gloria Muddle (NSW), Sewing Samplers (eight pieces). 400 x 240 each hand stitched hemming and pleating. Smocking and patching samplers.

In addition, five entrants were highly commended:
Melanie Hill (Vic), 'TV Chair'
Susan Iacuone (Vic), 'Midwinter Morning Muckleford'
Denise Lithgow (NSW), 'Ripples'
Elizabeth Low (NSW), Calico Reef ‘She’ll be Right Mate’
Rebecca Wolske (Vic), 'Renovator’s delight'

CATEGORY 2: Influence of the Arts and Crafts Movement
Despite a small number of entries, the entrants responded to the brief in an intriguing, thoughtful and unexpected way. The final entries were eclectic in technique materials and execution.
First prize $1000
Chris Beehag (Vic) 'In the Spirit of De Morgan'  (shown top right)
Second prize $500
Louise McCall (Vic) 'Silver Princess'

In addition Sue Martin (Vic) was highly commended for 'Shadow - Wings'

CATEGORY 3: Student / Apprentice Encouragement Award $300
Catherine Thomas (Vic), Rock Pool

In addition Jane Bear, Irene Pagram, and Sue Tate were highly commended for 'Belladonna Belle: a three way garment for three sisters: Hilda, Mary and Kate'  

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