European Textile Network (ETN): conference 2019 in Haslach

In 2019 the ETN conference will be held in Haslach, Austria. The motto will be ‘Garden of Eden’ thus linking a wide range of cultural and historical themes with questions of today.The European Textile Network (ETN) is an international association founded in 1991 with the aim of promoting exchange between nations and strengthening European community spirit through the textile medium after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Every two years, a large international conference takes place in different countries at locations with a textile background.
From 28th until 31st July 2019 the 19th ETN-conference will be held at the Textile Centre Haslach, a multifunctional place in the north of Austria, where museum, education and production meet under the roof of an old textile mill. Haslach is host to an international textile symposium, called Textile Kultur Haslach, with many workshops, exhibitions and a weavers market. The 2019 ETN conference will be embedded in this event.
The motto of the conference will be ‘Garden of Eden’. Accompanying the ETN conference we will be showing textile exhibitions throughout the region. Visiting these exhibitions and traveling through our beautiful rural region will make you experience the ‘Garden of Eden’ here in Haslach and its surrounding area.

time table:
22nd – 26th July 2019: workshops in English
27th and 28th July 2019:weavers market and excursions
28th – 31st July 2019: ETN conference in Haslach, lectures, network sessions, exhibition, tours in the surrounding area, fashion show ‘de-materialize’ in Linz
2nd - 3rd August 2019: post conference in Vienna

Planned exhibitions:
Haslach:
At the Textile Centre Haslach: 7th European Quilt Triennial 11th Mai – 15th September 2019
Other textile exhibitions at  the 15th century church tower and other galleries in Haslach
from 14th July – End August 2019
Neufelden:
At Gallery HeimART: Solo exhibition of textile artist Tanja Boukal from 17th July – 5th August 2019
St. Marin im Mühlkreis:
At the gothic tract of Neuhaus Castle, curated textile exhibition ‘Garden of Eden’
from 17th July – 5th August 2019
Aigen-Schlägl:
Art and Gardening at the Upper Austrian garden exhibition

more Information: www.gardenofeden2019.org