The shortlist for The Fine Art Textiles Award 2022, supported by The Open College of the Arts, has now been announced.
The international juried exhibition recognises the creative talents and skills of a broad community of high-calibre artists using textiles, cloth and thread as their primary medium, and offers a prize of £5,000 for the winning work. The award is open to amateur and practising artists (including quilters) that are producing premium gallery quality fine art. Entries must transcend their craft or making process to stand alone as visual art.
This year’s awards are judged by a panel of established textile artists and designers, art educators and curators: Annie Warburton (CEO at Cockpit, London’s leading contemporary craft studios), textile artists, Esna Su, Michael Brennand-Wood, Yemi Awosile and Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada; and textile art editor and writer, Jo Hall.
The winner of The Fine Art Textiles Award 2022, supported by The Open College of the Arts, will be announced at The Festival of Quilts Awards Ceremony at 12.30pm on Thursday 18th August at the NEC Birmingham. A £500 award for Innovative Use of Textiles, sponsored by Her Quiet Materials, will also be awarded to an artist that demonstrates a particularly complex or powerful approach to the use of textiles.
Shortlisted works will be on display at an exhibition at The Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham from 18th -21st August, then at The Knitting & Stitching Shows in London from 6th-9th October and Harrogate 17th-20th November.