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International Art Textile Biennale
20 January - 18 March 2023

Opening event 5.30pm Friday 20 January   | All welcome FREE

The winner of the International Art Textile Biennale 2023 major award is Josephine Jakobi (Australia) for the work, The Huntsman and I. Spider egg cases. Cotton. Perspex

The winner of the International Excellence Award is Katherina Sommer (Germany) for the work, Mug Women II, Photo printed on textile, stitched and handprinted.

The Australian Excellence award went to Brenda Livermore for her work, Firebrand. Three red columns, created using a basketry technique called looping with paper string over armature, fringing

The Glenys Mann award of Excellence went to Claudia Mazzotta (Australia) for the work, Stitching as registration: labouring over maternal care. Antique pillowcases, antique thread

 

The International Art Textile Biennale 2023 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art textiles and this the second Biennale, reflects a wide range of works related to the textile medium. 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.

Fibre Arts Australia and its founder, Glenys Mann are committed to developing this significant award and with it an original vision and intentions so that Art Textile practitioners continue to expand, grow, and inspire.

International Art Textile Biennale
Josephine Jakobi, AUSTRALIA, The Huntsman and I
Josephine Jakobi, AUSTRALIA, The Huntsman and I

Spider egg cases. Cotton. Perspex | $2400

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Katharina Sommer, GERMANY, Mug women II
Katharina Sommer, GERMANY, Mug women II

Photo printed on textile, stitched and handprinted | $18,000

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Brenda Livermore, AUSTRALIA Firebrand (detail)
Brenda Livermore, AUSTRALIA Firebrand (detail)

Three red columns, created using a basketry technique called looping with paper string over armature, fringing | $3200

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Claudia Mazzotta, AUSTRALIA  Stitching as registration: labouring over maternal care
Claudia Mazzotta, AUSTRALIA Stitching as registration: labouring over maternal care

Antique pillowcases, antique thread | $3500

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11am Saturday 21 January: Artists Talks by International Art Textile Biennale Curator Glenys Mann and seven exhibiting artists will talk about their artwork and arts practice, and share in a broader art textile conversation. Evangeline Cachinero, Sue Cunningham, Robyn Cuthbertson, Josephine Jakobi, Linda Knight, Jem Olsen, Tamara Russell. All welcome | FREE

Riversleigh

The Riversleigh Hotel (right across the road from East Gippsland Art Gallery) is offering guests staying to visit the International Art Textile Biennale 2023 a 15% discount.

This can be obtained via the Riversleigh website. Details below:

Stay Window: 17/01/23 - 21/03/23  | Promo Code: ART | Discount: 15%

https://www.theriversleigh.com.au/

VENUES

EAST GIPPSLAND ART GALLERY, BAIRNSDALE, VICTORIA
20 Jan - 18 March

EMU PARK ART GALLERY, EMU PARK QUEENSLAND
15 April - 10 June

TOOWOOMBA REGIONAL ART GALLERY, TOOWOOMBA, QUEENSLAND
8 July - 26 August

ROXY GALLERY, KYOGLE, NSW
23 September – 11 November

MOONAH ART CENTRE, HOBART, TASMANIA
9 December 2023 – 20 January 2024

AUSTRALIAN DESIGN CENTRE, DARLINGHURST, NSW
2 February – 22 March

GEELONG ART SPACE, GEELONG, VICTORIA
5 April – 18 May

FABRIK, LOBETHAL, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
20 May – 18 July

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