From 20 January 2023 until July 2024
35 artists have been selected for the International Art Textile Biennale 2023.
167 artists from 25 countries and 270 pieces entered in the Biennale
With the the participation of Renlee 33 (France)
This Biennale has attracted a lot of galleries for the 2023/24 exhibition season, and the artworks will get to travel to:
– East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale Vic 20 January – 18 March 2023
– Emu Park Art Gallery, Emu Park, Queensland 15 April – 10 June 2023
– Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Queensland 8 July – 26 August 2023
– Roxy Gallery, Kyogle, New South Wales 23 September – 11 November 2023
– Moonah Art Centre, Moonah, Tasmania 9 December 2023- 20 January 2024
– Australian Design Centre, Darlinghurst, NSW 2 February – 22 March 2024
– Geelong Art Space, Geelong, Victoria 5 April – 18 May 2024
– Fabrik, 1 Lobethal Rd, Lobethal SA late May – mid July (dates TBC)
Fibre Arts Australia is highlighting the contemporary practice within Art Textiles as an art form. It has long been a dream of mine to highlight art textiles and in 2021 the dream materialised.
Art Textiles is a term derived to express emotions and feelings using a media that has been used since the dawn of time. With many working with cloth and fibre, the subtle marks of stitch show an extraordinary diversity of methods that are applied by 35 artists from 9 countries including Australia.
Traditional and non-traditional techniques being utilised in a contemporary practice, the repeated touch in these works is very gratifying.
Viewers will be captivated and engaged by the rhythm of the maker and excellence that is exhibited.
The selected artworks pushes previously held notions of textile/fibre, opening a dialogue about what it is to be a textile artist that makes an expression and commentary on content and concept in the 21st Century.
The finalists show a well resolved concept combined with exploratory and expert use of their chosen material. From intimate reflections to huge environmental issues, the works vary in concepts, techniques, material, and presentation.
From the work of one’s hands, these works are from artists who present themselves in varied ways as Masters in a technique that is so inherent within their art practice.
There is a common thread of innovation, experimentation beside professional practice with a focus on contemporary as never before.
Fibre Arts Australia is committed to developing this significant award with it original vision and
intentions so that Art Textile practitioners continue to expand, grow and inspire.
A travelling exhibition in Australia