Central Goldfields Art Gallery will present the Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Award from 15 June to 20 August 2023. The Award showcases contemporary art quilts from around Australia and will be displayed in the redeveloped, architect-designed Gallery exhibition spaces.
The artist whose work has been selected as the winner of the Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Award, 2023 will receive $3,000. The winning work will become part of the Gallery's permanent collection.
Come and see the Award winning quilts and vote for your favourite for the People's Choice Award.
Judges of finalists:
Padraic Fisher, National Wool Museum Director, City of Greater Geelong
Helen Kaptein, Coordinator, Central Goldfields Art Gallery
$3,000 Acquisitive Award
$500 Highly Commended Award
$100 People’s Choice Award
Criteria for entry:
Entries must be:
created from two or more layers of fibre-like material
held together with stitches or piercings
identifiable as an art quilt
an art quilt that has not been publicly exhibited before
an art quilt that has been created in the last 3 years
The winner of the 2023 Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Award is Sandra Champion from Tasmania with her work titled ancient pathway 15. Created in 2023 from deconstructed papers, vintage silks, scrim, acrylic mediums, inks and stitching are used to make paper textile. Measuring 74 x 73cm.
Winner of the 2023 Highly Commended Award is Dianne Firth from the Australian Capital Territory with her work titled Red Shift. Created in 2023. Textile - cotton surface, wool/polyester inner layer and polyester thread. Measuring 150cm x 74cm.
Suzanne Lyle, Crown of Thorns, 2020, cotton fabric and cotton thread. 42cm (h) x 42 cm (w). Central Goldfields Art Gallery Collection (CGAG.0167). © Suzanne Lyle. Reproduced with permission of the artist.
Sue Reid, Australian Print, 2019, textile painted, hand and machine embroidered and quilted, 124 x 105cm. Central Goldfields art Gallery collection (CGAG.0148). © Sue Reid. Reproduced with permission of the artist.
Judy Hooworth, Creek Drawing #16, 2017, hand painted, mono printed and stitched cloth, 1830 x 1400mm. Central Goldfields Art Gallery Collection (CGAG.0147). © Judy Hooworth. Reproduced with permission of the artist.
Ruth de Voss, Banksia Spill, 2014, textile, hand-dyed, machine pieced, machine quilted using Procion fibre reactive dyes, cotton homespun, cotton linen blend and cotton batting, 1190 x 1070. Central Goldfields Art Gallery Collection (CGAG.0142). © Ruth de Vos. Reproduced with permission of the artist.
Coastal Life 2, 2013, cotton fabrics, commercial silk fabric, polyester threads, eco dyed silk fabric, fabric printing ink. Procion dyeing, linocut printing, raw edge applique, free motion stitching, eco dyeing, 1080 x 1480mm. Central Goldfields Art Gallery Collection (CGAG.0139). © Susan Mathews. Reproduced with permission of the artist.
To view these textiles up close visit our collection online at Google Arts & Culture here.
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