Christine Risley Award 2021 Open Call

The Christine Risley Award is a £500 cash prize awarded annually by the Goldsmiths Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery to a graduating Goldsmiths BA student for outstanding creative practice-based work relating to the field of textiles. The award is made possible by the generous bequest of the late Christine Risley, a Goldsmiths alumna and widely respected textile educator, author, and practitioner.

The Christine Risley Award celebrates the diversity and plurality of contemporary textile practice. As such the prize aims to honour an original engagement with textiles, broadly conceived. The £500 cash prize also comes with the opportunity to exhibit work in the Constance Howard Gallery, home to the Goldsmiths Textile Collection.

If you are a graduating BA student in the Art or Design departments at Goldsmiths and wish to be considered for the Christine Risley Award, please send an expression of interest providing the following information:

• Your Department

• How you will be exhibiting your work (e.g. online showcase, exhibition)

• You may include an artist statement (one side of A4 max) if you wish.

Submissions should be sent to textiles@gold.ac.uk by 5pm on the 14th of June.

Submission specification

The work has to relate to or engage with textiles, whether materially or conceptually. It may encompass any media and must be practice-based/creative work.

The awarding panel is made up of Library Special Collections staff and an external judge.

If you are exhibiting online or digitally in some other way, please send an expression of interest along with your submission in the following format:

• Up to 10 JPEG images. Files should be saved as Surname_Given name_1 (2,3, etc.)

• Links to video (YouTube / Vimeo), if applicable

By entering you are agreeing to share any files/links submitted with the internal and external judges for the purposes of assessing the award only. All files will be shared securely and will be deleted following the judging process.

The winner will receive £500 and the opportunity for the work to be exhibited in the Constance Howard Gallery.

The judges retain the right not to award a prize.