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Do you have what it takes to become Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2017?
You could win a £10,000 commission for a major British Institution and £500 of art materials from Cass Art.
Story Vault Films Ltd are currently looking for artists to apply to take part in the new series of Sky Arts Channel's Landscape Artist of the Year Compaetition 2017 and they hope this will be of interest to members of the Embroiderers' Guild.
Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 competition is open to both professional and amateur artists and all mediums are welcome (apart from digital artwork).
Participants could win a £10,000 commission for a major British institution and £500 of art materials from Cass Art. I have attached a flyer with more information.
Here is a link to their website with access to the online application form - https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/landscape
They are looking for a diverse range of artists and makers to apply for the programme. Landscape art encompasses much more than just the traditional mediums of oil paints, watercolours and acrylics. Their judges are very keen to hear from artists using a diverse variety of different mediums. Last year they featured linocuts, hand cut stencils, graffiti, charcoal, and even a textile artist (Moy Mackay) using merino wool. They would love to open this competition out to embroiderers who create textile landscape pieces. For example you may have completed a landscape piece which was exhibited for a Capability Brown exhibition.
Story Vault Films really want to reach out to as many people as possible in the arts community who might not see their usual press!
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Following on from the success of the Magna Carta embroidery and the Guild's role in its production, the UK representatives of the HBO Home Entertainment TV Network contacted the Embroiderers' Guild with the view to creating a special artwork in stitch to form the backdrop to mark the release of the 'Game of Thrones' Series 5 DVD & Blue Ray boxed set.
The Embroiderers' Guild led the design and production of the piece and invited stitch partners The Royal School of Needlework, Hand & Lock and Fine Cell Work to participate. The final image was selected by HBO in December. It features one of the most intense battle scenes in TV history - the massacre of Hardhome. The first design and production meeting took place just before Christmas 2015, stitching started in mid January 2016 and the piece, measuring 5 metres in length and 4 metres high (nearly 17ft x 13ft 6 inches), was completed during the second week of March 2016… an outstanding achievement by all concerned.
We have received some fantastic feedback from visitors to the various locations where the embroidery has been on display - here are the comments from a visitor to the recent Knitting and Stitching Show at Harrogate:
"I recently had the real pleasure and indeed astonishment at seeing the Hardhome Embroidery when it was on show at the Harrogate K & S show. What a truly wonderful piece of work! I spent a long time soaking in its qualities and love it all. It comes alive and is amazingly intricate and convincing". Emeritus Professor Aberystwyth University
Dates for future exhibitions in 2017 featuring the Game of Thrones Hardhome Embroidery will be advised on this page
See full details of this fascinating project, led by the Embroiderers' Guild, on our Game of Thrones webpage (click here)
Embroiderers' Guild at Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 2QP
20th May - 17th June 2017 http://www.buckscountymuseum.org/museum/events/360/games-of-thrones-the-hardhome-embroidery/
For more information about this event please email Professor Deborah Wynne: email@example.com
The event is jointly organised by the University of Chester and the Silk Museum
14th - 23rd April 2017 open daily from 10am - 4pm free admission
Textiles Plus are a group of artists working in a range of media and the work on show will include embroidery, quilting, weaving, beadwork, felting and ceramics
at Cowslip Workshops, Newhouse farm, St Stephens, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8JX. Refreshments available at Cowslip Cafe
email: Penny Leonard firstname.lastname@example.org for more information