Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Awards
2020 Applications Now Open
This award is an open call-out to NSW contemporary textile artists. An exhibition at Australian Design Centre will feature shortlisted works.
This year we’re excited to announce a two venue regional tour to follow as part of our ADC on Tour national exhibition touring program. Leveraging the relationships that we have with our tour venue partners the exhibition will tour to the Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie in December 2020 and Tamworth Regional Gallery in February 2021. This is a great opportunity for shortlisted exhibitors to gain broader exposure to audiences in regional NSW.
Australian Design Centre (ADC), in partnership with Seed Stitch Collective (SSC) is calling for applications from NSW textile artists to take part in the biennial Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Awards (SSCTA) to be exhibited at ADC in October/November. Following on from the success of Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award 2018, ADC is thrilled to present this award for a second time in 2020.
SSCTA seek submissions from textile artists at any stage of their career residing in NSW. This is an open competition aimed at recognising highly skilled and diverse NSW textile artists.
Tuesday 3 March - Applications Open
Monday 27 July - Applications Close
From Monday 17 August - Notification of shortlisted artists
by Friday 2 October - Work Delivered to ADC
6-8 October - Installation
9 October - Exhibition Opening Night
Friday 9 October to Wednesday 18 November - ADC Exhibition
Saturday 12 December to Sunday 31 January – MAC Exhibition
Saturday 13 February 2021 to Sunday 28 March 2021 - TRAG Exhibition
Lisa Cahill – CEO & Artistic Director Australian Design Centre
Niki McDonald – Seed Stitch Collective
Special guest judges to be announced
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
We Love your Work, Seed Stitch Collective Award - $300 support towards materials, workshop or exhibition costs
Find out more about the Seed Stitch Collective here.
Image top: Christina Newberry, Vintage Puzzle 2016, Photo: Rhiannon Hopely
Image bottom: SSCTA 2018 at Australian Design Centre, Photo: Courtesy of ADC