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Exhibition: Friday 5 October – Wednesday 14 November 2018 

Seed Stitch Collective (SSC), in partnership with Australian Design Centre (ADC), is calling for submissions from NSW textile artists to take part in the inaugural Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Awards (SSCTA) to be exhibited at ADC during Sydney Craft Week.

The Seed Stitch Collective originated in 2016 after the first SSCTA was hosted at the Warringah Creative Arts Space. Founder, Soraya Abidin, had an egalitarian mission to create opportunities for Sydney artists and makers working with textiles, and broaden public awareness around the quality and diversity in the genre. The event is independently funded and co-ordinated by the core members of the collective – Soraya Abidin, Sky Carter, Suzanne Davey, Niki McDonald and Emma Peters.

SSCTA seek submissions from textile artists at any stage of their career residing in NSW, and is an open competition aimed at recognising highly skilled and diverse NSW textile artists.


Head over to the Seed Stitch Collective website for more information or go directly to the entry form

Judging Panel

Soraya Abidin – Artistic Director Seed Stitch Collective

Lisa Cahill – CEO & Artistic Director Australian Design Centre

Associate Professor Liz Williamson – UNSW | Art & Design


Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award - $1000 sponsored by Skein Sisters 

Australian Design Centre Award - Object Space Gallery window exhibition

Skein Sisters Yarn Innovation Award - $250 Gift voucher and $250 cash

Seed Stitch Collective Award - Membership opportunity and Invitation to exhibit with SSC in 2019

Key dates

5 May 2018 Submissions Open

3 August 2018 Submissions Close

31 August 2018 Notification of shortlisted artists 6-8pm

5 October 2018 Exhibition Opening Night

14 November 2018 Close of Awards

Find out more about the Seed Stitch Collective in an interview here.

Image: Sky Carter, Big Sky (detail), hand loomed mixed fibre weaving. Photo courtesy of Seed Stitch Collective.

Soraya Abidin, Welcome (detail) , Hand embroidered and beaded silk and leather applique.

Welcome, Hand embroidered and beaded silk and leather applique By Soraya Abidin