• 9 February 2023 6:52

Shortlist for The Fine Art Textiles Award 2022 announced

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Gli organizzatori del Festival of Quilts hanno annunciato la rosa dei candidati che con le loro opere parteciperanno al Fine Art Textiles Award 2022, sostenuto dall’Open College of the Arts.

Il Fine Art Textiles Award è una mostra internazionale aperta a tutti gli artisti professionisti e non che utilizzano il tessile come principale mezzo di espressione. Il Fine Art Textiles Award premia i talenti creativi e le abilità di un’ampia comunità di artisti di alto livello (quilter inclusi) e celebra il riconoscimento dell’arte tessile come mezzo autonomo facente parte del più vasto panorama delle arti contemporanee.

La giuria, composta Annie Warburton, CEO di Cockpit, il più rinomato studio di artigianato contemporaneo londinese, dagli stimati fiber artists Esna Su, Michael Brennand-Wood, Yemi Awosile e Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada e dalla redattrice e scrittrice di arte tessile Jo Hall, ha selezionato, dopo un accurato processo di selezione, una rosa di 14 candidati per questa edizione del 2022:

  • Alice Burnhope UK), Earth’s Embrace
  • Anna Olsson (Sweden), The Migration Court
  • Caren Garfen (UK), The Weight of the World
  • Jacobo Alonso (Mexico), Tisular
  • Jane Sanders (UK), Self Portrait
  • Jane Walkley (UK), Rhythm of the Weave III
  • Jess Blaustein (U.S.), Table Settings
  • Judith E Martin (Canada), Underfoot The Earth Divine
  • Mandy Coppes-Martin (UK), Transient Myopia
  • Marian Jazmik (UK), Stems and Stalks
  • Michelle Griffiths (UK), Endogenous Series: Sudoku 3
  • Miki Horikiri (Japan), EXCAVATION
  • Nadia Ricketts (UK), 22:2:22 Portal
  • Tanya Bentham (UK), The Three Living and The Three Dead 2021

The award judges said: “Following rigorous selection, the final award shortlist presents the very best in cutting edge work. The Fine Art Textiles Award is a unique exhibition which seeks to demonstrates the high standards of expression and skill in the artistic medium of conceptual textiles today. We were pleased to see a wide spectrum of approaches across textile mediums and techniques reflected in the 160 works submitted, which ranged from wearable art, knit and weave to print, machine and hand stitch. Subjects covered everything from the environment, social and historical commentary to satire and portraiture, whether figurative or abstract. We particularly appreciated those entries that were rigorous when investigating conceptual ideas, but also those that felt authentic in their personal expression.”

The winner of the FATA will be announced at the Festival of Quilts Ceremony on Thursday 18th August at the NEC Birmingham, and he/she will be awarded a prize of £5,000. A £500 award for Innovative Use of Textiles will also be awarded to an artist that demonstrates a particularly complex or powerful approach to the use of textiles

For further information on the Festival programme and the running of the Fine Art Textiles Award 2022, supported by the Open College of the Arts, please refer to the Festival of Quilts website: www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/the-fine-art-textiles-award/