Australian Textile Art Award

Australian Textile Art Award (ATAA)


The Australian Textile Art Award is a biennial juried non-acquisitive award of $2000 being run, for the first time, in early 2020.


Contemporary textile artists, working in any style of media, from across Australia are invited to enter.


The artworks chosen as finalists will be exhibited in an exhibition hosted by The Embroiderers Guild, VIC, as well as being part of a limited-edition accompanying book. Copies of this book may be ordered at a reduced price at the time of entry application on the entry form.


The entry form, including Terms and Conditions, is available HERE – download entry form. Artists may submit up to three works for consideration.



In addition to the $2000 ATAA, there are three other non-acquisitive prizes, each of $500 – 


  1.  Judges’ Highly Commended
  2. Best Use of Embroidery (EGV award – at the discretion of the EGV)
  3. Viewers’ Choice


Important Dates (refer to Conditions of Entry for relevant time constraints relating to these dates):


10th January 2020             Closing date for submission of entries

24th January 2020             Notification of finalists

6th to 13th March 2020    Delivery of selected artworks to EGV

(excluding Sunday 8th and Monday 9th)

20th March 2020                Official opening and the ATAA winner announced

21st March to 5th April 2020          Exhibition at EGV (10am-3pm weekdays, 10am-4pm weekends)

5th & 6th April 2020           Collection of sold/unsold artworks



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The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria

The home of friendly and enthusiastic stitchers of both traditional and modern embroidery.