Conference 2016

 

The 11th International Biennial on Contemporary Textile Art “Scythia 11” took place June 15-26, 2016, Kherson, Ukraine.

 

From the beginning “Scythia” mission has been to promote contemporary textile art, while educating the general public and providing inspiration to artists, designers and other textile specialists. Four days of the Symposium allowed the participants to take a closer look at the exhibited art works and learn more about art works on display. Throughout four-day symposium attendees were able to make presentations on a wide range of topics.

 

Artists, designers, curators of exhibitions, owners of museum and collections, lecturers and heads of departments of design, fashion and textiles:

• University Davis (California, USA),

• Stanford University (California, USA),

• Australian National University (Canberra, Australia),

• Bigli University (Istanbul, Turkey),

• Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey),

• Cukurova University (Adana, Turkey),

• Mimar Sinan University (Istanbul, Turkey),

• Teesside University (Yorkshire, Great Britain),

• University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden),

• University n.a. Stefanyk (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine),

• Kyiv National University of Technology and Design (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• College of Culture (Kherson, Ukraine)

 

Speakers:

 

Ludmila Egorova, organiser of “Scythia”, member of ETN, member of National Artists’ Union of Ukraine

 

Andrew Schneider, co-organiser of “Scythia”, artist, researcher, Sr.lecturer, ETN member, member of National Artists’ Union of Ukraine

 

Jennifer Robertson, owner of J. Robertson Weaving, lecturer, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

 

Christine Altona, artist, ETN, ATA member, Gauting, Germany

 

Susan T. Avila, Professor and Chair, Department of Design, University of California, Davis, USA

 

Connie B. Strayer, Sr. lecturer / designer, Stanford University, California, USA

 

Iryna Mintus, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, Kyiv, Ukraine

 

Natalia Beskin, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, Kyiv, Ukraine

 

Maryna Naumchuk, textile artist, Vinnytza, Ukraine

 

Karin Gustavsson, Sr. lecturer, Gothenburg, University, Sweden

 

Annie Johansson, lecturer, Gothenburg, University, Sweden

 

Oylum Oktem Isozen, Assistant Professor, Bilgi University, Art Director of Ottoman Clothing Collection House Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

 

Galyna Diugovska, artist, member of National Artists’ Union of Ukraine, Designers’ Union of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

 

Rob Burton, Head of Art and Design Department, Teesside University Stokesley, Middlesbrough, UK

 

Engin Alpat, Fashion designer, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

 

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