Since WAFTA was founded over 25 years ago, the work of our members has matured and developed in extraordinary ways. To ensure we continue to push the boundaries, WAFTA will be hosting a juried exhibition to provide the best possible platform for our members to demonstrate their unique creative talents.
This juried exhibition will offer an opportunity for WAFTA members to demonstrate the cross-fertilisation of established textile techniques as well as the invitation to incorporate the sympathetic fusion of other mediums.
Members will be asked to expand the boundaries where textiles have been traditionally rooted to create innovative and unique “crossover” artworks.
Artworks selected for the exhibition will feature innovative work which demonstrates a purity of design and clarity of thought process.
twentyFIVE+ will be held at The Holmes a Court Gallery @ no. 10, 10 Douglas Street, West Perth from 21 October 2022 to 13 November 2022.
Selection will be by a panel of three acknowledged experts. The exhibition will be curated.
Please note that the entry form is in two parts – Part1 and Part 2:
Expression of Interest currently open for entries and will close on 30April 2022
Fee of $50 per entry is payable
Entrant must be a paid up member of WAFTA by 30 April 2022
At this stage you do not have to know the work title, materials,techniques, dimensions etc., but the form allows you to enter this information if it is already available.
May be submitted any time between 1 May 2022 to closing date of 31 July 2022.
Photographs, artist statement, and full description of works will be required for the Jury selection process.
Entries open 10 January 2022
Expression of Interest Entry Closes 30 April 2022 (Part 1; no late entries beyond this date will be accepted)
Entries close 31 July 2022 (Part 2; no late entries beyond this date will be accepted)
Notification of Selection 8 August 2022. (all entrants will be notified of the status of their entry/ies).
You will be required to pay additional $50/entry upon selection. To be paid via the WAFTA website.
Works selected are to arrive at the gallery by 18 October 2022.
Exhibition opens: 21 October 2022.
Exhibition closes: 13 November 2022.
Work to be picked up on 14 November 2022.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Artworks must have been made within 18 months of the exhibition
Artworks must NOT have been exhibited previously or shown digitally on-line in their entirety
Works may be 2D or 3D
Works should be no larger than 3m x 2m x 1m
Works should use up to a maximum of 3 techniques (more information)
Works may be constructed of any number of materials
For works requiring specialised display or hanging requirements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting your entry
All entries must be the original, unassisted work of the entrant
Up to two entries may be submitted
An entry can consist of multiple parts
All entries must be submitted and paid for online
Works made under the direction of another person, such as in a workshop or course, are not eligible.
Selected works should be delivered ready to hang / display
All entries must be accompanied by an Artist Statement of 200 words maximum together with details of which three techniques you have chosen.
ENTRY IMAGES AND SELECTION
Entrants may submit a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 images of each work
Quality photography will ensure your work is seen at its best for selection
These images must include;
- A full image of the work in its entirety
- A detailed image of a small section of the work.
- Images must be of completed work and not work in progress.
- The work should appear as you wish it to be reproduced in the catalogue and other media.
- Images must be in JPG Format. File size should be maximum of 10 MB per image.
- Title your images with your first initial, your last name and the word “full” or “detail”. For example ASmithFull.jpg and ASmithDetail.jpg.
- If you submit more than one entry please add the entry number and label them ASmith2Full.jpg.
- Do not add your name or any other text to the image itself.
PLEASE NOTE: After selection WAFTA will be engaging professional photographers to ensure that promotional photography is available. Your work may be required during week commencing 15 August 2022 for this photography.
ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY FEES
Artists must be a resident of WA and a fully paid WAFTA member as of 30 April 2022 and up to and including 13 November 2022. If you are not yet a member, please join prior to 30 April and prior to submitting your entry.
Artists must also be a fully paid WAFTA member through to the end of the exhibition. If you are not a member by 30 April 2022 your entry fee will be refunded.
Entry fee is $50.00 per artwork with an additional $50.00 payable for each artwork selected, payable via the WAFTA website. There is no refund of entry fee if not selected.
The artist certifies that the artwork submitted is his/her own original work and design.
The artist warrants that the intellectual property rights of any third party will not be infringed and that all necessary permissions, including those from any applicable royalty-collecting agency are obtained.
WAFTA and Holmes a Court @ no. 10 reserve the right to reproduce, adapt and communicate to the public in any medium, the image and text of the artist’s work for publicity, catalogues and other appropriate purposes in connection with the exhibition.
WAFTA reserves the right to present an online exhibition of works on electronic media.
WAFTA reserves the right to retain a digital record online, on CD, or by any other means, of images of selected work and text for archival, educational, promotional, or other appropriate purposes.
Artists selected are responsible for delivery of their work to and from the exhibition.
WAFTA will be responsible for security and static insurance of the work at the gallery.
WAFTA will not be responsible for any damage or loss incurred to any artwork in transit to or from the exhibition. Transit insurance is the responsibility and at the cost of the artist.
All works must be for sale.
20% commission on all sales will be paid to WAFTA
For more information or queries please contact email@example.com
Entrants discussions are encouraged in WAFTA’s private facebook group twentyFIVEplus - entry will be granted on payment of the exhibition entry fee. If you are not a Facebook user please use the email above for your questions.
Download a copy of the above conditions of entry.