Opportunities and awards

Fifty Squared Art Prize open for entries, plus winner of Calibre Essay Prize and finalists of wearable art, and more!
Photo: Anna Shvets, Pexels. A hand reaching out from the right hand corner of the image holding a trophy in baby pink and blue. There is confetti in the air and the background is also pink.

Kate Derum and Irene Davies International Tapestry Awards

The biennial Kate Derum and Irene Davies International Tapestry Awards celebrate creativity and excellence in contemporary tapestry. Held by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, the Awards invite artists from around the world to submit small-scale hand-woven tapestries that reflect an expressive use of tapestry through materials, concept, colour and design. Seven prizes are up for grabs, ranging between $500 and $5000.
Entries close 13 May; learn more and enter.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne and was most recently engaged in consultation for the Emerging Writers’ Festival and ArtsGen. Instagram @lleizy_