Sunday, March 1, 2009

2009 Beaniefest Competition Categories

OK it's time again to really start making beanies for this years festival, I have had quite a break from hat making lately with only a few made here and there.

Here are the categories for this years comp.

This year we will be celebrating the United Nation's International Year of Natural Fibres. Along with renewable fibres we value the handmade. Our textile techniques- knitting, crochet, felting, weaving are easy to learn and difficult to master. Amazing levels of technical skill can be developed to make ideas come alive. This is when the ordinary beanie becomes extraordinary. We invite you to test the possibilities of your creative fibre and the fibres you work with.

1 Natural Fibres Beanie
For a fabulous beanie made from natural fibres, incorporating a great idea and skill.

2 The Madcap Prize
A festive beanie that invites interaction and fun.

3 The Rich Layering
Embroider, scrumble, bead, dye, weave: use a mix of techniques

4 Spirit of the Land
Explores the ranges, the bush, the sea, the desert.

5 The Passion
Make a beanie that reflects or embodies an aspect of a passion

6 Best Animal Beanie
Animals, birds, reptiles, insects and strange invertebrates all welcome.

7 The Eileen Bladon Tea- Cosy Prize
Tea- Cosies are sister objects to the beanie.

8 Best Hand-felted Beanie
Including wet felting, needle felting or knit and felt techniques.

9 The Central Australian
Prize for an outstanding local piece of work.

10 Festival Committee Acquisition Prize
For wonderful and unusual work.

11 The Robbie Beard Handspun Prize
Prize for a work made with yarn handspun by the artist.

12 New Wave Beanie Encouragement Prize
For a school-aged beginner beanie maker.

13 New Wave Beanie Prize
For a school-aged advanced beanie maker.

And the traveling Exhibition, is still moving around the country, soon to be in Victoria again, Here are it's next galleries for you to visit.

La Trobe University
14 March 2009- 19 April 2009
La Trobe University, Victoria 3086
Tel:(03) 9479 1111

Bega Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1 May 2009- 30 May 2009

Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW
11 Jul 2009- 16 Aug 2009

Wagga Art Gallery NSW
1 Sept 2009- 11 October 2009

Shear Outback Museum VIC
20 October 2009- 1 February 2010

To be confirmed- Touring through the Northern Territory 2009

Territory Craft
Katherine NT

1 comment:

Chrisy said...

Whooo the beanie fest is a whole nother world...can see that your work would do really well there Meg...