Awarded every two years, the Kate Derum Award was created in honour of the former Deputy Director of the Australian Tapestry Workshop, who passed away in 2008. The Award celebrates Kate as an accomplished artist, respected teacher, avid supporter of the Workshop and ambassador for Australian tapestry. It is generously supported by Justice Susan Morgan and Alayne and Alan Davies through the Tapestry Foundation of Australia.
The competition is open to Australian and international artists at any stage in their career. First prize is a non-acquisitive award of $5000. The Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award is a non-acquistive award of $1000. All finalists will be displayed in an exhibition at the ATW.
Entries for the 2013 Award are due by 1 July 2013. Further details are included in the Call for Entries and the Entry form, available from the Australian Tapestry Workshop website.
The Judges for the 2013 Award are Professor Kay Lawrence AM, a member of the ATW Board of Directors and artist-weaver, and Mr Jason Smith, Director of the Heide Museum of Modern Art.
A Masterclass with Kay Lawrence will be run in conjunction with the Award.
Monday 1 July 2013: Closing date for submission of entries
Monday 8 July 2013: Announcement of shortlisted entries
Friday 16 August 2013: Delivery of works to ATW
Thursday 29 August 2013: Opening of exhibition at ATW and Award announcement
Friday 27 September 2013: Close of exhibition