Gala Opening of Changing Threads Contemporary Textile Fibre Art Awards is a national exhibition organised by Arts Council Nelson and held annually at the Refinery Artspace.
Encouraging fibre & textile artists to challenge perceptions of work traditionally associated with these media. Over the past 11 years the Awards have grown and proven to be highly valued both by artists and viewers and have gained kudos and recognition as the most prestigious awards event in this area of arts practice. Gaining both national and international standing, the Awards are featured in many publications.
Venue: Refinery Artspace, 114 Hardy St, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Date 26 February 2021 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Check out the virtual tour of the exhibition here
And the winners are…
Supreme Award Valued at $5000 jointly sponsored by Nelson City Council and Arts Council Nelson :
Bailee Lobb, Wellington. Restful Heart
Bernina Award valued at $2000 Sponsored by Bernina New Zealand for the most creative use of a sewing machine:
Deb Shepherd, Paeroa. Alexander the Great “The Hooligan of British Fashion”
Award of Distinction valued at $1500 jointly sponsored by Quiet Dog Gallery, Fresh Choice Nelson, Creative Journeys and Arts Council Nelson : Maggy Johnston, Nelson. Snakes and Ladders.
Dame Suzie Moncrieff Merit Award valued at $350. Sponsored by Dame Suzie Moncrieff, Robyn Reynolds and Broomfields & Co:
Susan Imhasley, New Plymouth. Balance
There is still one award to give away and that is the People’s Choice Award decided by public vote and announced at the close of the showcase. The artist will get a piece by Benjamin Black Goldsmiths. The voter will get a bottle of bubbles if they are local or a $50 grocery voucher sponsored by MMP- Making More Possible, if they are not.
A hearty congratulations to all of our winners and finalists for a superb showcase.