Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award– expressions of interest
5th January, 2010
The Triennial Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award will be happening once again throughout 2010. The awards seek to encourage contemporary work of exceptional visual impact and originality, and to challenge conventional notions of lace and its applications.
The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, has an extraordinary and well documented collection of approximately 3,000 items of lace dating from the sixteenth century to the present, with 300 examples on daily display.
The award aims to encourage the creation of contemporary lace of exceptional quality and visual impact, promote innovation in the use of materials and techniques, redefine traditional expressions of lace making and its design applications and gather a wide range of entries to reflect both the affinity and diversity of global cultures.
For the purposes of this award we define lace as: ‘an openwork structure in which the pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas.'
A panel of international and Australian experts drawn from traditional and contemporary disciplines of lace, fashion, design and architecture are yet to be announced.
The awards are open to International artists, designers and practitioners (professional or amateur) as well as students from Australia and New Zealand.
Each category has one winning cash award of $4,000AU, as well as a $20,000AU cash award for one overall winner. An exhibition will follow in 2011 for all finalists and winners., which will be held at the Powerhouse Museum.
Registration for expressions of interests close March 29th 2010.
For further information please visit the Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award web site at: http://www.dhub.org/lace/comp_entry.php