Fibre Arts Australia is highlighting the contemporary practice within Art Textiles as an art form in this, the second International Art Textile Biennale.
The International Art Textile Biennale (IATB) seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art textiles and invites submissions, from Australia and Internationally, that reflect a wide range of works related to the textile medium.
TOTAL PRIZE MONIES: AU$15,000
IATB 2023 Major Award Winner: AU$8,500
Glenys Mann Award of Excellence: AU$2,500
Australian Excellence Award: AU$1,500
International Excellence Award: AU$1,500
Entry to the IATB23 is open from 3/12/2021 until 17/07/2022
Art Textiles is a term derived to express emotions and feelings using a media that has been used since the dawn of time. Traditional and non-traditional techniques being utilised in a contemporary practice, the repeated touch in these works is very gratifying.
The selected works in this award will push previously held notions of textile/fibre art, opening a dialogue about what it is to be a textile artist that makes an expression and commentary on content and concept in the 21st Century.
A well resolved concept combined with exploratory and expert use of a chosen material will be paramount for this Biennale.
From intimate reflections to huge environmental issues, the works will vary in concepts, techniques, material and presentation. There will be a common thread of innovation, experimentation beside professional practice with a focus on contemporary as never before.
The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted primarily in textile as well as art that explored unexpected relationships between textile and other creative disciplines
Fibre Arts Australia is committed to developing this significant award with it original vision and intentions so that Art Textile practitioners continue to expand, grow and inspire.
The International Art Textile Biennale seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art textiles and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the textile/fibre medium.
In 2023, Fibre Arts Australia have an opportunity to open the great textile event for the 2nd time.
INTERNATIONAL ART TEXTILE BIENNALE 2023 will again present a broad spectrum of phenomena in the field of fibre/textiles, which for a few years has invariably become more popular amongst artists all over the world.
The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted primarily in textile as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between textile and other creative disciplines.