Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Tactile Too - fantastic opportunity for recent textile students and graduates

Calling all North West students and recent graduates!

The Whitworth Art Gallery is looking to commission up to four contemporary textile makers to develop a textile handling resource as part of The Whitworth's 'Tactile Too' Textile handling Resource.

Applicants must be practising textile makers based in the North West of England. This includes students currently studying in the North West and students who have graduated from other colleges but who are now based in the North West.

Candidates must either be in their final year of their degree or have graduated no more than three years ago.

All applicants must respond to the theme:  Textiles Transform: Extra/Ordinary

The theme has been developed to explore the concept of the sensory nature of textiles, that they have the power to evoke personal emotional responses based on memory and subconscious perceptions. It is important to ensure that these ideas are clearly explained and demonstrated in the proposal submission and the tactile handling resource.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 15 September 2014

For more information about the commission and how to submit click here

For more information about Tactile Too and the artists whose work makes up the resource, click here