The International Tapestry Triennial, the oldest and the most important presentation of phenomena connected with the medium of textiles, in 2019 will take place for the 16th time. It’s a good moment to refresh the format and to give the forthcoming Triennial an open character. It will allow us to get a closer look at textiles in a broader context. The previous system, proven and fully functional in a period of lesser freedom of information flow, was fully justified. The principle assuming work of commissioners from different countries, who recommended artists fit to participate in the event, was dictated by the specifics of that time and significantly facilitated the accomplishment of subsequent editions of the Triennial. However, in the era of full freedom and ease of information circulation we want to get in touch directly with artists expressing the desire to take part in the feast of textiles, which will take part next year in Łódź.
In relation to that, we invite all the authors that every day express themselves by means of textiles or that would like to square off against this matter that is demanding, yet offers an incredibly broad alphabet of means of expression. Until now, the condition for the work to be allowed in the competition was to use the basic element of the structure of textiles, i.e. interlacing. We want to broaden that definition. We will also present works that allude to this medium in their layer of significance. In the broad formal spectrum, there will be place for photographs, videos and other forms of expression. All the terms and conditions of participation are included in the Regulations.
Another essential change is that for the first time we want to focus the whole presentation of the Triennial around the key topic; for the next Triennial this topic is “Breaching Borders.” This topic includes many problems of the modern world, which redefine the meaning of the identity of our civilization, ethnic groups, social groups or each of us individually. In the era of accumulation of ever-changing variables, almost all the time we are forced to move the borders of our understanding of reality or to delineate them, say, in the matter of dignity or the sense of personal security. Do we, as a civilization, aim at a world without borders? It seems that borders have a pejorative meaning and their crossing is an expression of freedom. They repeatedly proved to be the source of conflict between those who delineated and maintained them on the one hand, and those who wanted to cross them on the other. Therefore, maintaining the integrity of borders or bringing them down shows itself as an enormous civilizational problem, which is mirrored in political, social, cultural, scientific and religious matters, in problems that afflict each of us personally. Which finally finds its expression in art. Artistic textiles have experienced it in a notable way. Over half a century ago, authors had to break the rules that the centuries imposed on textiles in order to admit it as one of the liberated arts. Out of this conflict, outstanding works of art were born, works that shifted the borders of how we perceive art. Today, after many years of a peculiar crisis of textiles, it is being reborn, integrating itself even more closely with other fields, and thereby blurring the borders that divide them. We believe that the next International Tapestry Triennial will bring an interesting and important commentary to these phenomena, of which we are both witnesses and participants.
“I would like to thank the American Tapestry Alliance for being selected as a recipient for the Weaving The Future Grant.
This grant is designed to support weaving opportunities for children and to provide training in tapestry weaving to teachers and others who will, in turn, teach weaving to children.
As a weaver and an educator, I feel the responsibility to pass on and share my knowledge to other educators, in order to reach out Community at large of this wonderful, almost “lost” art: TAPESTRY.
Thank you ATA for this opportunity. Will share photos soon.”
Congratulations Ixchel Suarez and Canadian Tapestry Center in Oakville, Ontario!
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If you enjoy weaving in a small format, ATA invites you to enter your work for Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge. Tapestries must not exceed 100 square inches (625 square centimeters) and cannot exceed 20 inches (50 cm) in any one dimension, though their edges can be as asymmetrical or as whimsical as you dare.
Learn more about STI 6 on our website: https://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/small-tapesty-international/small-tapestry-international-6-beyond-edge/small-tapestry-international-6-entry-form/
I just signed the petition “NON À LA FERMETURE DU MUSÉE DES TISSUS DE LYON” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.
Our goal is to reach 150,000 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:
Christopher Allworth, CTN member
KATE DERUM AWARD:
A non-acquisitive award of $5,000 AUD
IRENE DAVIES EMERGING ARTIST’S AWARD:
A non-acquisitive award of $1,000 AUD
(for artists in the first five years of their professional practice)
Entries open: Monday 1 May 2017
Entries close: Sunday 4 June 2017
Exhibition opening and award announcement: Tuesday 8 August 2017 6 – 8 pm 2017
Exhibition runs: Wednesday 9 August – Friday 29 September 2017
HOW TO ENTER:
Visit HERE for entry conditions. The online entry form will open on 1 May 2017.
Emeritus Prof Kay Lawrence AM
Emeritus Professor, School of Art, Architecture & Design, University of South Australia
Board of Directors, Australian Tapestry Workshop
Dr Kevin Murray
Adjunct Professor, RMIT University
Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Craft writer and curator
Dr Rebecca Coates
Director, Shepparton Art Gallery
Lecturer of Art History, University of Melbourne
Curator and writer
Exhibition to be held at the Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Dear fellow tapestry artist,
Please forgive the form letter. I am writing to ask for your assistance in a new project I’m working on. I have begun a blog about promoting and marketing tapestry in a professional manner. It is being hosted by the American Tapestry Alliance.
The goal of the blog is to have one place where tapestry artists can go to access information related to marketing and promoting their work. One of the subjects I will be writing about is pricing, an issue for many. With the help of Christine Laffer and Mary Lane, a questionnaire has been created. I would be very grateful if you would take the time to fill out the questionnaire with as much detail as you are able. Your answers will be used anonymously, unless you would prefer to be quoted. Please let me know your preference.
As thanks for your participation, an online sales gallery will be created that you are invited to participate in. At the bottom of the questionnaire you will be given the opportunity to upload one photo with appropriate information including price and your contact info.
Click here to access the questionnaire.
Click here to see the blog.
Thank you for your time and effort.