SMALL TAPESTRIES MAKE FOR BIG ART IN THE INTERNATIONAL SMALL TAPESTRY AWARDS


Hosting works from across the world, and featuring more than 146 entries from 20

countries, the Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries and the Irene Davies Emerging Artist

Award for Small Tapestries is being held at the Australian Tapestry Workshop(ATW) on

Tuesday 16 July at 6pm. This exhibition will run from 16 July to 13 September 2019.


Held every two years, the awards hosted the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW)

are a celebration of the creativity and excellence in contemporary tapestry and are

the most prestigious small tapestry awards in Australasia. 


The Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries was established to honour Kate’s

memory and celebrate her contribution to tapestry as an artist, weaver, teacher,

mentor and former Deputy Director/Studio Manager of the ATW. 


In the inaugural year of the award, 2010, the award reflected Kate’s work as a

teacher, and was open to students who had recently graduated from a tapestry

degree. The following year, the award became known as the Kate Derum Award for

Small Tapestries, and was opened up to all Australian and international tapestry

artists. The $5,000 non-acquisitive award is supported by Susan Morgan.

 

In 2013, a second award was introduced with the Irene Davies Emerging Artist

Award for Small Tapestries. Created specifically to focus on encouraging and

showcasing early-career artists in the first five years of their tapestry practice. The

$1,000 non-acquisitive Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries is

generously supported by Alayne and Alan Davies in memory of their mother Irene

Davies, a tapestry enthusiast and avid supporter of the ATW.


The Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries is supported by Susan Morgan in

memory of Kate Derum. The Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small

Tapestries is generously supported by Alayne and Alan Davies in memory of their

mother. All entries are hand-woven tapestry, defined as ‘a weft-faced fabric with

discontinuous wefts’ and none exceed 30cm(h) x 30cm(w) x 2cm(d).


See the winners announced at the Small Tapestries and the Irene Davies

Emerging Artist Award exhibition:


DETAILS 

Dates: Tuesday 16 July to Friday 13 September 2019

Time:  6pm to 8pm

Location:  Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262–266 Park St, South Melbourne

The Australian Tapestry website

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