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ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol exhibition2To celebrate the opening of London’s Fashion and Textile Museum’s Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol exhibition at New Lanark, the 18th century cotton-spinning Mill Village is inviting entries for a special design competition.

The winning design will be transformed into a unique ‘New Lanark’ textile print.

Entries must be received by 11.59pm GMT on Sunday 11th February 2018.

ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol exhibition

Draw inspiration from New Lanark’s social history and industrial heritage, textile production, architecture, natural surroundings or the Falls of Clyde, or feast your eyes on the ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol touring exhibition, which traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. With highlights include prints of work by Salvador Dali, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, you really can let your imagination take control!

ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol exhibition

Your textile print should be an all over repeat pattern that embodies the theme of ‘Living and Working at New Lanark’. For more ideas, view content at www.newlanark.org , www.instagram.com/NewLanark and www.facebook.com/NewLanark

The competition is open to the general public, design students and existing designers. You’re encouraged to be as creative as possible, while keeping in mind the commercial viability of the design and its appeal to New Lanark visitors including international tourists, visitors from elsewhere in Scotland and the local community.

New Lanark will work with the overall winner to incorporate the winning pattern into a range of promotional textile items to be sold exclusively within the New Lanark Mill Shop. The winner will also receive a Place on a specialist workshop (‘Couture Inside Out’ OR ‘Fashion Drawing’) at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London (Travel and accommodation NOT included), as well as Remnant Kings fabric vouchers, a framed copy of print and Complimentary passes to ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol exhibition and the New Lanark Visitor Attraction.

To read the T&Cs and enter the competition, click here.

Got an event, challenge, competition or call for submissions you’d like to draw my attention to? Send me an email at judydarley(at)iCloud(dot)com

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Submit your art to the RWA’s Drawn exhibition

Sea Mark silver, Tania Kovats, 2015, image courtesy of Sidney Cooper Gallery and RWAThe Royal West of England Academy in Bristol is currently preparing for their Biannual drawing exhibition Drawn. The show aims to “explore the boundaries of drawing and celebrate it as both an autonomous discipline and an interdisciplinary tool.”

The image above is from the 2015 exhibition, and shows Sea Mark (silver), by Tania Kovats, and is provided courtesy of Sidney Cooper Gallery and the RWA.

Entries are invited from artists who draw or explore the concept of drawing in their work. Submissions are open until 5pm on 15th March 2017, so if you still have a chance of being part of it.

As well as the opportunity to have your work showcased in the exhibition, prizes for Drawn include the following:

  • The Theresa Knowles Travel Bursary which offers a bursary of £1,500 to go to Italy to make new work.
  • The Student Prize – a month long exhibition at Hidden
  • Work on Paper Prize – £400 of printing and framing courtesy of Niche Frames.

Tempted?

All applicants must apply online, submitting images using the Online Exhibition Submission System.

Find full details here: www.rwa.org.uk/artists/open-exhibitions/drawn-artist-information. Good luck!

Submit your art

GB Gallery exhibition New Visions IIOne of my favourite galleries in Bristol, The Grant Bradley, is inviting you to submit your artwork to New Visions, their annual open submissions exhibition.

This is definitely an opportunity to stand out, as the exhibition aims to showcase a broad, varied look at contemporary artwork, with no limitation on style or medium. My talented mum had her collage work displayed as part of the exhibition two years in a row (different pieces, though, because they sold – yay!).

With no theme each entry is judged for acceptance purely on its own merits.

Past exhibitions have enjoyed an exceptional media response with a popular private view evening that is a great place to meet other artists and discuss the work on show. The gallery receives a footfall of up to 3,000 visitors for the duration of the exhibition, so this is a great chance to get your work noticed.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 16 May at 5pm.

You can submit a maximum of 3 pieces at a cost of £10 per piece of artwork. To submit work please click on the link: Enter work for New Visions IV.

Alternatively you can pick up a submissions pack from the gallery, or download it by clicking on the link below. Fill it out and return it either by hand or post.

Images of artworks submitted will need to be emailed to submissions@grantbradleygallery.co.uk.

Download submissions pack.

If you have any questions regarding New Visions IV then please contact the gallery on 0117 9637 673. Good luck!