It’s now official – the Art Quilt Prize for 2013 was launched today at the Narryna Museum in Battery Point, Hobart. You can read about it on the Tas Quilting Guild’s website. The theme for the competition is “What a Site!” , celebrating the 150 years that the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has been on the one site, expanding from one initial building to now cover the whole city block. As I’m on the committee, I can’t be in the competition, but for the launch, the guild’s President, Barbara M. and I each made a quilt to hang at the venue.
This is Barbara’s quilt –
And mine –
and a close up
Both of us chose timelines, Barbara’s pictorial and mine architectural, neither seeing the other’s quilt until they were to be hung.
Information and more details about the competition (open to textile artists and art quilters in Australia) can be found on the guild’s website.
That was written 2 nights ago, and already there has been quite a bit of interest shown from other parts of Australia.