Entry deadline extension for The Vliesline Fine Art Textiles Award 2020


The deadline for entries for The Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award 2020 has been extended until Monday 1st June.

The Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award is an international juried competition which celebrates textile art’s place amongst fine art. It recognises the creative talents and skills of a wide range of high-calibre amateur and practising artists working with textiles as their primary media. Entries must be worthy of premium gallery space and transcend their craft or making process.

Ann Godard - On the Brink (1)

The winner of The Fine Art Textiles Award 2019 was Ann Goddard with On the Brink, a 3D wall hanging made from bark cloth, sticks, entomology pins and wire, informed by the effects of human activity on nature.

Current social distancing rules mean that the first round of judging will take place remotely. Judges for the 2020 award are: Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director of the Crafts Council; Richard McVetis, artist; Dr. Sue Marks, British quilt historian and academic; Jo Hall, writer, curator and editor of Embroidery Magazine; and Freddie Robins, artist and Senior Tutor in Textiles at the Royal College of Art.

Marilyn Rathbone - Self-avoiding Walk (2)

Marilyn Rathbone was awarded runner up in 2019 for the ‘Most Innovative Use of Textiles’ for her work, Self-Avoiding Walk.

Shortlisted award entries will take pride of place in the Textile Galleries at the planned Knitting & Stitching Shows in London, Dublin and Harrogate this autumn.

The winner of The Fine Art Textiles Award 2020 will be awarded a £5,000 prize from sponsor, Vlieseline, later this year. A £500 runner-up prize, donated by Her Quiet Materials, will be awarded for the Most Innovative Use of Textiles.

For full award entry information and submission criteria, visit The Festival of Quilts website.

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