Saturday, December 19, 2009

Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award

"You need to be in it to win it"
Powerhouse Museum is launching an Art & Design competition. Please check out it and you never know. You could be the lucky winner to be featured with other 30 talented artists and designers in July/August 2011.

The International Lace Award seeks to encourage contemporary design and challenge conventional notions of lace and its application in the areas of fashion, the built environment and digital multimedia.

Professional and amateur artists, designers and practitioners around the world are invited to enter for the chance to be exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum and win a share of AU$40,000 in prize money.

The Award defines lace as an openwork structure whose pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas.

Approximately 30 works will be selected for consideration for exhibition in July 2011. The selected entrants will have time to develop their proposed work from May until November 2010. Prize money winners will be announced at the opening of the exhibition in July 2011. In addition to the overall winner receiving AU$20,000, five winners will receive AU$4,000 each across the following categories:

* Traditional techniques
Category includes needle and bobbin lace, crochet, knitting, knotting, netting and mixed laces.

* Fashion
Category includes garment, jewellery or accessory.

* Built environment
Category includes interior design, product design or architecture.

* Digital multi media
Category includes computer generated virtual lace design.

* Tertiary students in Australia and New Zealand
Category includes all lace techniques.

Each entry submission will be judged with reference to visual impact, originality and creativity, skill in execution and innovation in design, materials and/or technique. The work must be original and reflect the artist’s identity and cultural origins.

29 March 2010

Closing date for Expressions of Interest strictly by 5.00pm AEST.

12 May 2010
Successful finalists announced.

25 November 2010

Finalists’ completed works delivered to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

  July/August 2011
Exhibition launch as part of the Powerhouse Museum’s international
                                                      design festival Sydney Design 2011.
Featured Images:
Chanel couture silk lace/tulle dress, c.1937. Label: "Chanel" with couture number on the back. Featured in the Chanel exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lace Interior:
Lace Fence: Artists Demakersvan

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