A showcase of Art Quilts from Australia, New Zealand and beyond will be on display at the National Wool Museum as Art Quilt Australia returns to the National Wool Museum. Art Quilt Australia is a biennial juried exhibition/competition open to textile artists resident in Australia and New Zealand and OzQuilt Network members worldwide. The competition seeks to promote excellence and innovation in contemporary art quilts in Australia, with over $6000 in prizes, including The Wool Quilt Prize, awarded for the best wool quilt, which is then acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection.

So what is an Art Quilt? An art quilt is an original exploration of a concept or idea rather than the handing down of a “pattern”. Art Quilts experiment with textile manipulation, colour, texture and/or a diversity of mixed media. An Art Quilt often pushes quilt world boundaries...

Image: Art Quilt Australia - Expressions Wool Quilt Prize 2017 Winner - Klimt Print #2 by Suzanne Reid


TIME: 9:30AM – 4PM
COST: $130 OZQN members ($150 OZQN non-members)
At this symposium, private and institutional collectors will talk about what they have in their collections, how their collections have been formed, their collection objectives, acquisition policies and approaches to donations. They will also show us items from their collections.

The symposium will also consider the vibrant nature of art quilt making in Australia today and what it tells us about our Australian art/craft culture. It will also focus on visions, future directions and opportunities for art quilts.

Speakers include:
Dr. Annette Gero, quilt collector, curator, author;
Katie Somerville, National Gallery of Victoria;
Edwina Jans, Museum of Australian Democracy;
Ruth Nunn, Australian Quilt and Textile Collection; and
Padraic Fisher, National Wool Museum.

Bookings close on 30 August 2019, includes morning tea & lunch.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: https://www.ozquiltnetwork.org.au/symposium/booking-form/