The Alice Springs Beanie Festival
invites entries to the following exhibition
The Alice Springs Beanie Festival Committee
invites entries from artists for the exhibition, 'My Journey'
Every beanie destined for the Festival is a creative journey for its maker
that begins with an idea and some fibre or yarn. Their makers send them
across land and sea to reach the Festival in Alice Springs each winter.
Other journeys begin. Some beanies will travel the globe, change hands
and heads, be lost and found, loved and laughed at.
Express a special moment or a visual reference from a story in your life,
in a beanie: the trip of a lifetime, a trek through the bush, the emotional
roller coaster of life events, or the friendships made along the way.
This year the Festival celebrates journeys.
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 8 JUNE
2008 to Jo Nixon, 7 Gall Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
|My Journey -Competition
|Beanie Central entry
We would prefer you email
Jo to send you swingtags- Send your address and the approximate
number of swingtags you need for
a) Beanie Central and
b) the 'My Journey' competition
NB all work must come with swingtags!!!!
1 Champion 'My Journey' beanie: beanie that best
expresses a journey you have taken.
2 Most sculptural 'My Journey' beanie: push the
form of your beanie while expressing your journey.
3 Spirit of the land: tells the stories of the
ranges, the sea, the desert.
4 Most stylish 'My Journey' beanie: classic shapes
that express your journey.
5 Mad Hatter's 'My Journey' prize: A funny, crazy
journey tale - a beanie that makes us laugh.
6 Best 'My Journey' Australian native flora and fauna:
No real animals or plant parts please!
7 The Eileen Bladon Tea Cosie prize: how many journeys
have unfolded over a cup of tea? Feel free to sell it with a teapot.
8 Prize for the best felting
9 Central Australian Prize for Makers of the Region:An
award for a Central Australian artist for an outstanding piece of
10 Beanie Festival Committee Acquisitive Prize for Wond1erful
and Unusual Work
11 The Robbie Beard Prize for Innovative Work.
My Journey: up to 3 pieces may be entered as a
13 People's Prize: The favourite beanie of 2007.
Voting will be carried at the Festival.
An exhibition of the competition entries will be displayed in the Araluen
Galleries, Alice Springs Cultural Precinct, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs.
From Saturday 30 June to Sunday 19 August 2007 Opening: 7.00pm, Friday
29 June 2007. All welcome!
_ The Cleckheaton Dozen! 12 magnificent barrels of yarns - one for each
_ $250 Cleckheaton Cash prize. For the Peoples Choice winner.
_ The Ashford Felting prize. A beautiful bundle of fleeces.
Winners will be announced on Friday 29 June 2007 at the opening. The winners
will be posted on the website www.beaniefest.org and notified by mail.