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13th MINITEXTILE EXHIBITION IN BRATISLAVA/SK The exhibition „The Reverse and the front side“ will take place from 3 to 26 June 2011 at Galéria SVÚ in Bratislava. The works of art must not exceed 20 x 20 x 20 cm. A maximum of three works per one person may be entered by professional artists or by university students. The application must include a CV, pictures in good quality and a completed form. Foreign artists are requested to pay Euro 20,- (Euro 10,- for students). Each exhibitor is entitled to one catalogue free of charge. – The whole dossier must sent via e-mail: fedorava. email@example.com or to the address: Zdruzenie TXT, Galéria SVÚ, Dostojevského rad 2, SK-81109 Bratislava, Slovak Republic (http://www.svu.sk) Application deadline: 1 April 2011
MINIARTEXTIL COMO 2011 The Intl. Exhibition of Contemporary Textile Art „Energheia – 2011 miniartextil como“ will be held from 24 September to 20 November 2011. Applicants are invied to develop this theme in a personal way. The work must correspond to the following definition: It must be original, hand-made, the technique must be controlled by the artist, using textile or similar materials. Only one piece, two or three-dimensional, may be submitted; the maximum dimension has to be 20 x 20 x 20 cm, not framed. The jury will select the winner of the Antonio Ratti Award. – The completed entry form, a short curriculum vitae, some notes the work, three high quality images and a print example are required, to be sent without any entry fee to Arte & Arte, Via Pannilani 23, I-22100 Como, Italy; Tel/Fax: +390-31/305621; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.miniartextil.it Application deadline: 15 April 2011
'TEXPOART' - INTL. TEXTILE TRIENNALE IN IASI, ROMANIA The second turn of this event, run by the Romanian Fine Artists’ Union, the University of the Arts „George Enescu“ in Iaşi and the local Research and Creation Center ‘CreArt’, will be at the Galleries „Tonitza“ and „Cupola“ in Iaşi between 1 and 30 November 2011. Any theme, material and technique of the work are accepted. It should not be smaller than 30 x 30 cm and not larger than 100 x 100 cm. The package can have a maximum weight of 3 kg. The participation fee (for one piece only!) is Euro 35,-. The registration form must be completed in French, including a CD-ROM with two digital photographs (one detail), 300 dpi with a minimum width of 20 cm, the title of the work and a complete address of the artists’ home. – For more information: Cornelia Brustureanu, str. Lascar Funduc Catargi nr. 8, cod 700, RO-107 Iaşi; e-mail: email@example.com; registration address: Miruna Haşegan, (address see above); (http://peticelul-romanescInternational.blogspot.com) Registration deadline: 10 June 2011
QUILT COMPETITION „ENCHEVÊTREMENT“ ‘Tangle’ in English (‘Geflecht’ in German) is the name of this exhibition, travelling in 2011 and 2012 and therefore the work should be easaly packed. The „Best of“ awarded piece with Euro 3,000 (in total prizes of Euro 7,000,-) will remain the property of the organiser and will enrich the collection of the European Patchwork Meeting in Alsace, France. All techniques are accepted as long as they match the characteristics of a patchwork/quilt, dimension ± 100 x 100 cm. – For more details contact Carrefour Européen du Patchwork, 5 rue Kroeber Imlin, F68160 Ste.Marie-aux-Mines; Tel: +33/389583310; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, (http://www.patchworkeurope.com) Application deadline: 8 July 2011
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5th EUROPEAN QUILT TRIENNIAL 2012 The conditions of entry for the 5th European Quilt Triennial will be available as of March/ April 2011. They can be either requested from Textilsammlung Max Berk / Kurpfälzisches Museum (Postfach 105520, D-69045 Heidelberg, tel.: +49 6221 800317, fax: +49 6221/584699050, email: email@example.com) or downloaded as a PDF f ile from the website, www.heidelberg.de/ museum. The exhibition will be on display in Heidelberg from mid-September 2012 to 6th January 2013, and will then travel to the Kreismuseum (District Museum) of Zons and the 2013 Birmingham Festival of Quilts.
Further exhibition venues, both at home and abroad, are under discussion. Dr. Kristine Scherer Appl. deadline: 12th Feb. 2012
VALCELLINA AWARD 2011 The 8th edition of this internatl. textile art competition for young people from different parts of the world will encourage new talents. They are requested to produce a work that recovers resp. develops signs or techniques from different cultures. The following prices will be awarded: 1st Prize (Euro 1,500), 2nd Prize (1,000), 3rd Prize (500) and two one-month scholarships in Bologna and Rome. ‒ For more details ask Associazione Le Arti Tessili, Via M. Ciotti, I-33086 Montereale Valcellina (PN), Italy; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.leartitessili.it Appl. deadline: 30 Nov. 2011
SUMMER WORKSHOPS AT HAYSTACK The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine, USA, again offers attractive textile courses this year, beginning with “Fiber/ Mixed Media” under course instructor Joan Livingstone from 29th May to 10th June, followed by a two-week course (12th - 24th June) on “Fiber” led by Warren Seelig and two further weeks (26th June - 8th July) on “Papermaking” led by Susan Warner Keene. Next in line is the summer conference, “Design: Shaping the World and the World Shaping Us”, held from 10th - 14th July. A brochure detailing the programme for the whole year can be requested by mail from P.O. Box 518, Deer Isle, ME 04627, or viewed on the website, http://www.haystack-mtn.org
CONFERENCE: “TEXTILES FROM THE NILE VALLEY” The International research group “Textiles from the Nile Valley” (TF 4/09, p. 35) is going to prepare its 7th conference. Karine and Fernand Huts will host the participants at “HeadquARTers” in the heart of their business centre Katoen Natie, Van Aerdtstraat 33, B2060 Antwerp, Belgium. The conference will take place from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th October 2011, following the CIETA conference in Copenhagen.
The meetings will start with a reception and dinner on Friday evening. – After five meetings dedicated to a special theme the organisers considered it would be a good idea to focus on current individual research on textiles (e.g. discoveries during recent excavations, museum’s items, iconography, dating and colours, technology, conservation etc.) Scholars are invited to present their own projects and to discuss them among the participants. As usual, contributions – preferably in English, about 20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion – should be based on material from Egypt of the 1st millennium approximately. References and comparisons to neighbouring countries of the Mediterranean and the Near East are most welcome. Those who wish to give a paper in Antwerp are kindly requested to contact the organisers as soon as possible, preferably until the end of March 2011. For all those who would like to participate without giving a paper: Please, inform the organisers about your participation at the latest until 30 June 2011.
For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Antoine De Moor, Windekekouter 90, B9860 Scheldewindeke; e-mail: antoine.demoor@UGent.be THE LACE STORY THE ‘STGALL’ EXHIBITION Held at the St. Gallen Textile Museum (Vadianstr. 2, CH-9000) from 26th March to 30th December 2011, this exhibition is the f irst extensive overview illustrating the multi-faceted history of handmade lace, with examples from the important Iklé and Jacoby Collection and other collections. Compiled all over Europe, these creations have formed the basis for the development of the world famous St. Gallen embroidery, which expresses the modern Zeitgeist to this day.
The development began with linen, followed by half linen and muslin, continuing through hand- and machinemade embroideries and ending with further changes in the current digital age, which has given rise to new interpretations and advances. Divided into three sections, the StGall exhibition is devoted to a) the historic ‘lace story’, displaying hand-made creations from all over Europe; b) the heyday of embroidery; and c) the fascinating visions leading to a new age.
The renowned St. Gallen fabric designer Martin Leuthold of the Jakob Schlaepfer company and the Lucerne illustrator and costume designer Bernhard Duss act as both curators and scenographers. More information on the website (www.textilmuseum.ch).
THE ‘VENETIAN GROS POINT’ SYMPOSIUM This scientif ic symposium, held at the St. Gallen Textile Museum on 20th and 21st May 2011, is devoted to the most important type of 17th century lace that still exerts a decisive influence on formal development in textile design. The current knowledge of lace will be presented in a multifaceted programme during the two symposium days to throw light on its many aspects and analyse the phenomenon in a lively exchange with the participants. The registration fee i s Euro 90; it covers the coffee breaks, lunch, the museum entrance fee and a tour of the town. Please register by mid April; tel: +41-71/2221744; email: email@example.com
Three f igurines in the "StGall" exhibition
Lace and embroidery Lace and dress with lace for the "StGall" exhibition
PHOTOS OF LACE PRODUCTION IN CALAIS This exhibition, held at the Cité internationale de la dentelle et de la mode in Calais (135 quai du Commerce, F-62100) from 16th January to 30th April 2011, is entitled “Du Plancher au Podium – Dentelle Backstage”. It shows photos by Philippe Schlienger documenting the industrial manufacturing process of lace, including its use in lingerie and haute couture. The exhibition is accompanied by an eponymous bilingual publication in French and English that has been available from the museum since January 2011 (http://www.cite-dentelle.fr).
‣ Fashion designer Morten Underbjerg, Royal Coll. of Art, London 2010 ‣‣Lace producer Sophie Hallette's show room, Paris 2010
Photos: Philippe Schlienger
Tulle weaver at his Bobbinet machine
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