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  PRESS RELEASE December 21st, 2004

13th ETN Conference in Izmir/Turkey

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The European Textile Network will held its 13th Conference
"Visions in Textiles - From tradition to textile art/design of tomorrow" in Izmir/Turkey

from 15th to 17th September 2005.

The co-organiser in Izmir is the Dokuz Eylül University (Faculty of Fine Art, Textile Department, Prof. Suhandan Özay-Demirkan) one of the three prominent institutions for the education of textile artists/designers in Turkey.

There are pre-conference workshops planned to themes like Jacquard weaving, Block-printing, Silk paper, Felting, Marbling and Turkish embroidery techniques. During and after the Conference a series of trips to craft centres and historical sites is planned.

From September 19th to 22nd 2005 a tour to Bursa, the old capital of silk, and to Istanbul will be organised as an opportunity for textile professionals to meet their colleagues in Turkey.

In Istanbul there will be visits
to the main museums with textile collections,
to shops specialised in traditional Turkish textiles at the Grand Bazaar and
to the two Universities with textile departments.

Together with the Conference there will be organised an International Textile Art Exhibition,

taking place from September 15th to October 8th
at the Izmir State Art and Sculpture Museum.

Organiser is the Textile Department/Faculty of Fine Arts of the Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir.

The exhibition will show works of textile art/design that addresses the theme of new expressions in textile art/design refering to the own textile heritage of each participant.
Artists worldwide can send 2 works for this exhibition. The choice of techniques and material is free. There will be no participation fee, but the participants will carry the costs of freight both ways.

The works will be juried by an international jury from two slides per work (all over picture and detail). These slides will also be used for the planned bi-lingual catalogue (in English and Turkish).

For all further details see the entry form (available from the ETN website: or from the organiser:

The deadline for participation is May 2nd, 2005.

Selected works should arrive at the Museum before August 1st, 2005.
The festive exhibition opening will take place on the eve of the 13th ETN Conference at the Izmir State Art and Sculpture Museum/Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Mithatpasa Cad. no 94; TR-35260 Izmir-Konak, Turkey.


Bursa mosque Ulu Cami


Izmir, Conference venue

  European Textile Network
P.O. Box 5944
D-30059 Hannover

Tel.: +49-511/817006
Fax: /813108

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