Launch of The Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award!


Upper Street Events are delighted to announce the launch of the Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award, an international juried exhibition open to both amateur and professional artists using textiles as their medium. Our ultimate aim is to elevate and support the recognition and profile textile artists receive within the UK and globally.

The award will come with a £5,000 prize value, along with an additional prize of £500 for the most innovative use of textiles. Here you can see the full details about The Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award, along with the application form.

Selected works will be exhibited at The Festival of Quilts and The Knitting & Stitching Shows in London & Harrogate (where they will also be seen at a private view at Alexandra Palace on Wednesday 9th October 2019).

To ensure the credibility of the award we are working with a high profile panel of judges who are all experts within their field. The full panel will be announced within the next few weeks.

The final winner will be selected at the Festival of Quilts 2019 and announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 1st August 2019 at the NEC Birmingham.

We hope this will be the start of a really special award and exhibition that we can use to really shine a spotlight on the phenomenal practice of fine art textiles today.

The closing date for the competition is 3rd May 2019.

Anna Baptiste, Upper Street Events.

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