International exhibition opportunity for textile design students

ITC Fashion & Textiles Resouce Centre – New Beat ISS Exhibition

Venue: Fashion Gallery, Hong Kong Poly U
Dates: 5 Dec 2011 – 18 Jan 2012
Curators: Dr. Jooyoung SHIN ; Yoshiko I. WADA
Curatorial Assistants: White PAK ; Yuki CHENG
Contact: see Regional Reps List (pg 2)
Traveling: Foshan Culture Bureau, Guandong, CHINA (tbc)

As one of the oldest forms of technology known to human kind,
textile technology (making of cloth) has a long history of invention. This exhibition celebrates new explorations in textiles and creative problem solving propelled by curiosity – the synthesis of a ‘new beat.’

Submission Deadline: 31 OCTOBER 2011
Acceptance Notification: 10 NOV (by email)
Delivery of Artwork: in Hong Kong by 22 NOV
Online Entry Form & Payment:
Images to:
New Beat is a juried competition featuring select works by international design students who demonstrate inspired creativity through material manipulation. Resist dyeing, such as shibori, is a specific form of traditionally patterning cloth via manipulation and dye. Its versatility combined with modern technology has gained popular appeal with contemporary artists, including major fashion icons Issey Miyake, Oscar de la Renta and Prada. Bridging this gap between traditional and contemporary poses an interesting challenge, one that the truly imaginative and creative seize as an opportunity to travel new paths in textile’s future.

Size requirement: Ready-to-ship artwork should fit in packaging or box no greater than 28cm x 28cm x 28cm (11in x 11in x 11in) including mount, frame, poles, display box, etc.
Entry Fee: $15 per entry
Up to 3 entries may be submitted per artist or collaborative group
Images: email to
Resolution 72 dpi, .jpg format, size approx. 5×7 inches (13x18cm).
For each entry: one full view (#1) and one or two detail views (#2, #3). Not to exceed 3 images per entry.Title each image with name and entry number Example: “JJohnson1-1.jpg” “JJohnson1-2.jpg”
If work is selected, we will need a hi-resolution image at
300dpi; plan accordingly.

Shipping Address:
ATTN: New Beat ISS Exhibition
C/o Miss Yuki Cheng
The Fashion Gallery
ITC Fashion & Textiles Resource Centre, MN109
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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