Friday, 23 August 2013

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Call out for new members

‘Immaterial’ is a group of established textile based artists who are serious about their art practice and advancing the status of textiles as fine art.

As energetic, independent artists we are seeking expressions of interest from like minded creatives.

If you feel that your textile based practice shows an innovative and challenging approach to your art and you want to cultivate and advance the practice of stitch and textile art, then send us your submission as soon as possible.

Being a part of a high profile exhibiting group will enable you to gain increased exposure through exhibitions, association with other ‘names’ and web visibility as well as peer support when desired.

Once selected, members will be expected to be active, engaged group members, developing work, exhibition concepts and helping with the organisation also to be available for an annual meeting of all members. There will be one exhibition per year which all members will be expected to take part in. This will be a showcase one year and a themed exhibition the following year. Members are also encouraged to put forward proposals for exhibitions highlighting their own interests and using their contacts. These exhibitions will be in addition to the main group shows, and may involve some or all members as relevant.  An important part of our vision for exhibitions is to avoid the common ‘ghetto-isation’ of work in fabric and stitch, therefore additional artists may be invited as guests to take part as appropriate.

Entry to the group will be selective and based on the information in your submission. Selection is ongoing until the group is full.

An annual membership fee (currently $50.00) is due once selected. This covers basic administrative costs and pay towards the annual exhibition.

Your submission should include your CV and artistic history, and a statement or description of your vision for your work.

Please send up to 10 images, with no more than 5 of these being details. For each image also record the name of the piece, size (cms), year and an outline of the materials and techniques used.

Images should be at least 160dpi and no larger than 2.0MB.

Electronic submissions only please to

Thank you and we look forward to viewing your work.

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