Monday, 7 December 2009

LOVE LACE ... Powerhouse Museum International Lace Awards

If you know anyone who makes lace, lace fashion, lace jewellery they could be interested :::

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.

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

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.

Expressions of Interest close 29 March 2010

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 international design festival Sydney Design 2011.

More information HERE


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