19th May 2024
By Marian Cravino
Textile and stitch as forms of artistic expression have well and truly arrived and an increasing number of textile artists are gaining prominence. One such artist – whose background is in wearables, has just won the ArtWear Publications 2024 Australian Textile Art Award 2024 award.
Svenja's, AFTERMATH, pictured, and the work of all prizewinners and finalists, are on show at Embroidery House, 170 Wattletree Road, Malvern 3144 until 2nd June. Click heading for full article.

ATAA2024 – A winning exhibition of artful textiles, hosted by The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria

Contemporary textile artists express their creativity in many forms. That's the beauty of textile and fibre - it can be woven, felted, dyed, burned, wrapped, stitched, sculpted, manipulated, layered ... the list goes on. This exhibition is a showcase for the limitless ways  artists explore textiles as a medium.

On the opening night of the ATAA 2024 exhibition, an excited audience received the news that one such artist – whose background is in wearables - had won the major award, and 2 others had been similarly acknowledged.

Congratulations to Svenja, the $2,000 ArtWear Publications ATAA 2024 Award Winner for her piece entitled “Aftermath”. Svenja’s artist statement in the catalogue (available for sale) gives greater meaning to this complex and poignant work. 

Nyree Osborne’s framed work, “Stormy Depths”, won the Judges Highly Commended award of $500, sponsored by Lynda Anne.

Cheryl Bridgart, was awarded the EGV sponsored $500 Best Use of Embroidery prize for her stunning piece, “Hopes and Dreams”. 

On show until 2nd June at Embroidery House, 170 Wattletree Road, Malvern, Vic 3144 Entry $5 - proceeds to The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria.

Image: Hopes and Dreams, Cheryl Bridgart

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