A brand new international design award seeks innovative submissions
December 9th, 2009
Setting out to redefine traditional expressions of lace and its design applications, the International Lace Award promises to inspire some innovative designs.
The award, which calls for both professional and amateur artists and designers to submit their entries, seeks to encourage contemporary designers to challenge conventional notions of lace and its uses.
The applicants are asked to enter an ‘Expression of interest’ for the award, which might be suited to one of the five categories of the award – ’Traditional techniques’, ’Built environment’, ’Fashion’, ’Digital multimedia’ and students from Australia and New Zealand.
Through the various mediums the application of lace hopes to find some unique inspiration, culminating in an exhibition of the work of 30 finalists in July 2011.
The Award defines lace as “an openwork structure whose pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas”.
“We expect this brief will lead to experimentation in a wide range of materials and techniques and that we will gather work ranging from large spatial pieces to exquisite, delicate designs.” says Lindie Ward, Curator, Design and Society, at the Powerhouse Museum.
Expressions of Interest must be received by 29 March 2010, the best submissions will be developed from May until November 2010.
Each entry submission will be judged with reference to visual impact, originality and creativity, skill in execution and innovation in design, materials and/or technique.
The overall winner will be awarded $20,000 and $4,000 will go to the individual winners in each category.
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