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The Rijswijk Textile Biennial

Kate Just/USA/AUS: Feminist Fan series: Yayoi Kusama, 2015, 60x38cm; wool

The fifth Rijswijk Textile Biennial will take place from 16 May to 24 September 2017 at Museum Rijswijk, Herenstraat 67, 2282 BR Rijswijk, Netherlands. Twenty-four international artists will be showing their fibre art. ‘Well-worn’ textile techniques like weaving, knitting and embroidery, combined with photography and digital processes, are used to express social and political themes, as well as personal stories. Powerful statements about oppression, terrorism, ageing and gender are wrapped in soft textiles. Art that poses questions. Questions that need […]

Entangled: Treads and Making, view at the exhibition

Anna Ray: "Margate Knot",2017, detail; community work commissioned for this exhibition

An interesting development has taken place in the field of art and textiles. Exhibitions featuring art by women have been organised in English-speaking countries, and some of them have included a large number of textiles. Examples are “Pathmakers: Women in Art” held at the Museum of Art & Design (MAD), New York, in 2015 and “Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women”, presented by Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles in 2016. The latter event aimed to show […]

World of Wearable Art -WOW

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This international wearable art competition in Wellington, New Zealand is the most prestigious at this moment. It takes place annually in September and is now announcing ist 29th edition. There is a total sum of 112.000 Euro available for awards & prizes; the Supreme WOW Award, the Susie Moncliff Award, the New Zealand Design Award, the Selection Prize, the First-Time Entrant Award, the Student Innovation Award, the Wearable Technology Award, the Sustainability Award and International Awards. Further there are internships […]

Wearable Expressions

Teresa Burrows, CDN: Caribou women the sun staff beadwork, detail; antler wood glass beads cord trim

This article was written by jury member Beatrijs Sterk for the catalogue of the 7th INTERNATIONAL WEARABLE EXPRESSIONS JURIED EXHIBITION AT PALOS VERDES ART CENTER, USA, February 9 – April 16, 2017 Wearable Expressions: wearable art designed for the human body in all media from separates to entire garments, to jewelry and a wide variety of accessories. It is always a pleasure to see an entire creative field – wearable art in this case – in the course of a jury process. […]

The 10th International Shibori Symposium of Oaxaca, Mexico

Traditional Costume Show

Held in Mexico from 16 to 20 November 2016, this symposium was the first I was able to attend. It was a great pleasure to experience it myself. The event attracted some 300 participants, most of them from the USA (130) followed by Japan (45), Mexico (17), Australia (15), Sweden (12), Chile (9), the UK (8), India (6) and a number of individual participants from other countries in Europe, Asia and Central and South America. The organisers – the World […]

Françoise Grossen Selects

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Exhibition from October 18, 2016 to March 15, 2017at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Again a proof that the textile artists who exhibited at the Lausanne Biennials are seeing a revival and a real appreciation of their achievements!This is happening at several places and I hope to report on many of these exhibitions or publications! Beatrijs Sterk Press text: In the 1960s, Françoise Grossen rejected the rectilinear loom that constrained contemporary weaving for an intuitive approach to fiber […]

Small Tapestry International 5: Crossroads

Barbara Heller: "Binary Codes: Shawl", shown at the first Small Tapestry International "Connections"

ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to Small Tapestry International 5: Crossroads. Artists are encouraged to explore the conceptual, technical and metaphorical implications of the theme as they design their submissions. We invite entries not only from artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes. Entry to STI 5: Crossroads is open to all artists who […]