The judges agreed that Locus of the Dress is a visually arresting and intelligent artwork rooted in textile history and practice. Its excellence derives from an artistic and considered investigation of ‘the landscape of a dress’ and how this relates to ideas of perception, personal identity and control. A thoughtful and thought-provoking work.
The Vlieseline Fine Art Textiles Award Final Selection
‘The Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award provides an opportunity to showcase the breadth of exciting work being undertaken by textile artists today; its first prize of £5,000 demonstrating a sizeable investment in, and recognition of, the importance of this medium within the art world.
As judges we were delighted to see such diverse and insightful expression evident throughout the shortlisted works, which engage both intellectually and aesthetically. Sensitivity, and in some cases subversion, are ably demonstrated through an informed and carefully balanced handling of materials and process, sometimes exploiting the unique properties therein. Yet these works move beyond the formal aspects of art, offering the spectator a different and often challenging way through which to see and think about the world.’
2020 Fata Judging Panel
The judges agreed that Daring Greatly demonstrates an unexpected feat of scale and technique in a way that challenges expectations of knitting and our relationship to it. The inclusion of the mediums of sound and aroma, as well as the artist’s intervention in the viewing process adds an intriguing dimension to the installation.