Australian Textile Art Award (ATAA)


The Australian Textile Art Award is a biennial juried non-acquisitive award of $2000.


Entries are now closed for the ATAA 2022 – thank you to all the wonderful artists who have entered!


Contemporary textile artists, working in any style of media, from across Australia are invited to enter. Full terms and conditions are available HERE and the Entry form may be downloaded HERE.


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ATAA 2022: In addition to the $2000 ATAA, sponsored by ArtWear Publications, there are three other non-acquisitive prizes, each of $500 – 


  1. Judges’ Highly Commended (Sponsored by Segue Financial Services)
  2. Best Use of Embroidery (EGV award, sponsored by EGV – at the discretion of the EGV)
  3. Viewers’ Choice (Sponsored by ArtWear Publications).


Update: As of the morning of the Opening Night, we now have an additional two prizes, both Judge’s Awards, $100 each, sponsored by It’s Secure.


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

31st January 2022:   Closing date for submission of entries
14th February 2022:    Notification of finalists – judging took a little longer than expected (we want to get it right) so we won’t be asking the lovely Dawn to stay up late sending emails, we’ll ask her to do it on the 15th February ♥
15th to 21st March 2022:   Delivery of selected artworks to EGV
25th March 2022:   Official opening and the ATAA winner announced
26th March to 10th April 2022:   Exhibition at EGV (10am-4pm weekends included)
10th to 13th April 2022:   Collection of sold/unsold artworks



Our three judges for ATAA 2022:


Lynda Worthington – textile artist and editor of Embellish magazine (a magazine for textile artists, including mixed media) and Vintage Made magazine (a magazine for enthusiasts of all things Vintage and which includes crafts).


Leonie Lister – fibre artist and member of The Embroiderers Guild, VIC. Leonie was a textile and graphics teacher for almost 20 years, and has a passion for fabric and manipulating fabric. (Leonie does not have an online presence)


Neroli Henderson – Neroli’s art explores the human condition, equality, struggle and tenacity—often with a political message or social commentary. The works are aimed at promoting conversation and making the viewer question long held beliefs. Often referred to as an ‘Artivist’ the use of “women’s work” used in such an unsubtle way to provoke change forms a contrast with their tactility and delicate nature. The added dimension and detail of stitch allows the quilted piece to embody more feeling than conventional media alone.


(click the red links to see more about our judges)




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(This page’s header is a detail from Paula Martin’s ATAA 2020 winning artwork “A fragment, a moment no. 3”)


Our Sponsors for 2022:


ArtWear Publications Pty Ltd

Publishers of Australia’s own well respected craft and lifestyle magazines: Embellish, Felt, Yarn, Textile Fibre Forum and Vintage Made.



The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria

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











Segue Financial Services








Gentle Roller Company







Surface Design Association







Genesis Creations


Earth Palette


Marlyn Alpaca


The Thread Studio


It’s Secure



ATAA 2022 Results:


ATAA 2022 winner:  ” Moth mandela” by Sue Senewiratne (sponsored by ArtWear Publications)


ATAA 2022 judges’ highly commended: “A Moment in Time” by Alison Cole (sponsored by Segue Financial Services)


Best Use of Embroidery: “Queen of the Reef”  by Janine Judge (sponsored by The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria)


Special Judge’s Award (Neroli Henderson): “Chelsea the Chook” by Mary Robbie (Sponsored by It’s Secure)


Special Judge’s Award (Leonie Lister): “An Odd Pod” by Mandy Ginsberg (Sponsored by It’s Secure)


Viewers Choice: “Leafy Sea Dragon 5 (Phycodurus eques)” by Lesley Uren (sponsored by ArtWear Publications) – which coincidentally appears on the cover of the ATAA 2022 Book.



Book of the ATAA 2022 Finalists:

The book showing all finalists’ artworks (including information about each artwork and an artist’s statement), plus information about our judges and some of their artworks may be purchased HERE.



ATAA 2020 Results:


See the WINNER for 2020 as well as Highly Commended, and Best use of Embroidery: ATAA 2020 winner


ATAA 2020 winner: PAULA MARTIN (sponsored by ArtWear Publications)


ATAA 2020 judges’ highly commended: KAREN McGREGOR (sponsored by Segue Financial Services)


Best Use of Embroidery: Mandy Ginsberg (sponsored by The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria)


Due to COVID-19 lockdowns there was no Viewers Choice awarded for ATAA 2020.



Book of the ATAA 2020 Finalists:

The book showing all finalists’ artworks (including information about each artwork and an artist’s statement), plus information about our judges and some of their artworks may be purchased HERE.