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Contemporary Textiles Exhibition Buda

  • Buda Historic Home & Garden 42 Hunter Street Castlemaine, VIC, 3450 Australia (map)

6th Biennial Award Exhibition - Commemorating the Leviny daughters
28 July – 11 August 2018, open daily from 10am - 4pm

This biennial award exhibition supports the work of established and emerging textile artists from across Australia and New Zealand. The work of artists is jury chosen for entry and judged by an esteemed panel from the textile community.

The 2018 award has two categories Contemporary Textiles and Student / Apprentice Award for an emerging artist currently undertaking post-secondary studies or an apprenticeship.

The Contemporary Textiles Exhibition was commenced at Buda Historic Home and Garden, Castlemaine, in 2008 to commemorate the five unmarried daughters of Ernest and Bertha Leviny, who resided in the house. The family were creative in many fields and fostered the arts throughout their lives. The daughters were keen followers of the Arts and Crafts Movement philosophies from the 1890s and into the twentieth century, and were particularly productive in various modes of fancy needlework and textiles. 

Many of the items produced by the Leviny women to decorate their home can still be seen and enjoyed by the visiting public at Buda today. It is fitting that their memory should live on through encouraging artistic and innovative design in contemporary textiles by presenting this biennial exhibition and awards

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