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.
Spider egg cases. Cotton. Perspex | $2400
Photo printed on textile, stitched and handprinted | $18,000
Three red columns, created using a basketry technique called looping with paper string over armature, fringing | $3200
Antique pillowcases, antique thread | $3500
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
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%
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