CrossXpollinatioN 2022

is around the corner and we could not be more excited to see what entries we receive for this year's theme:


Our feature artists for 2022 are

Ange Jeffery Neroli Henderson



Neroli Henderson - Happiness is

This no stress class explores the power of colour and meditative qualities of colouring and drawing basic shapes and pattern to give you a day where you can focus on the shapes and images that make you happy. And have a small sample to take home at the end of the day to help you remember to focus on the positive. 

Explore the power of positive thinking, happy imagery, and in-tense colours in this fun, improvisational class using Posca Paint Pens on fabric. You will create a small piece  that you can use as an artwork to frame or quilt, or use the created fabric to make or decorate clothing or other items.
Neroli says: "You don’t need to be able to draw, I promise".  You will learn how to use repeatitive motifs to tie your artwork together visually,
echo patterning, a little colour theory and some fun design elements along the way. This is an easy, fun class using the very intensely coloured Posca Paint pens and suits all abilties.


Most materials will be provided. Please bring some practice paper and a greylead / black pen. Please note that this workshop requires all participants to be double vaxxed and wear a mask.


Friday, 24th June, 10am - 4pm (including a lunch break) @ COPACC

$30 per person





Floor Cushion Panel printing and decorating at The Makers Space

Please note that this workshop is free of charge - the cushions will be used at COPACC for future years to come and you will have upskilled and created your very own piece of COPACC.

Saturday, 25th & Sunday, 26th of June, 10am - 12pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm @ the Makers Space.


Floor Cushion construction at COPACC

Please note that this workshop is free of charge - the cushions will be used at COPACC for future years to come and you will have upskilled and created your very own piece of COPACC.

Saturday, 2nd & Sunday 3rd of July, 10am - 12pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm @ COPACC


Ange Jeffery - Kid's Bead Making/Exhibition Eye Spy

Join Ange for this special school holiday CrossXpollinatioN workshop.
Design and create your own polymer beads to use in further jewellery and body adornment crafts.
BYO lunch for a picnic whilst your beads bake, and take a special eye spy journey through the CrossXpolinatioN exhibition, before returning to the craft station to create unique pieces using your very own beads (Suitable for 9+ years)!

Friday, 8th July, 11am - 1.30pm @ COPACC

BYO cut lunch.

Free Workshop 


Ange Jeffery - Jewellery Making

Ange Jeffery is a Wiradjuri artist who grew up on Country in central west NSW, with Wambuul (Macquarie River) having a lasting influence and inspiration in her art practice. Ange has an environmental science background, and balances her technical ability with creative pursuits. She is a mixed media artist with a particular interest in jewellery and body adornment. In this workshop you will work with fibres and feathers to create beautiful pieces of jewellery. Using materials such as natural items, recycled/reclaimed resources and metals, you will learn basic jewellery techniques to create something that is uniquely your own.

Saturday, 9th July, 10am - 12pm @ COPACC

Free Workshop 







Key Dates to remember:

  • Entries close on Tuesday, 31st May. All entries must be submitted online
  • Our CrossXpollinatioN Launch will be on Thursday, 23rd June
  • The exhibition will be open to the Public from Friday, 24th June - Sunday, 10th July
  • As part of CrossXpollinatioN we will run several workshops, artist talks, WAM and more


1. Impermanence Art Prize - $2000 

All entries are to be 3D in nature. 

The Impermanence Art Prize is proudly sponsored by COPACC and the Colac Otway Shire Council.

2. People's Choice Award - $500 

Throughout CrossXpollinatioN, visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourite piece of work. Votes are tallied at the close of CrossXpollinatioN and announced via our social media pages. The People’s Choice Award is proudly sponsored by COPACC and the Colac Otway Shire Council.

3. Tarndie Fibre Art Award - valued at $1000 

The Tarndie Fibre Art Award encourages artists to explore various types of wool as a medium. Wool is a renewable and biodegradable material that easily fits the current move towards a circular economy. Properly cared for, wool pieces can last for generations and extend the longevity of the raw materials.

To be eligible for this award, artists must use a minimum of 50 per cent wool in the piece.


A big thank you to our sponsor Tarndwarncoort for their ongoing and generous support. 

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Who can enter and how do I enter?

Any individual or group can enter their artwork(s) via our entry form, which will be available this Wednesday, 2nd March.

Please note that all entries have to be submitted online and each entry form is for 1 artwork only, so multiple artworks by the same artist/group have to be entered on a separate form for each of them.

What can I enter?

Artwork must be three dimensional to be considered for the art prize.

Criteria 1:   Artworks that show a large proportion of fibre or textile in their composition.

Criteria 2:   Excellence and/or innovation in fibre and/or textile technique.

Criteria 3:   The development of the ‘Impermanence’ theme as evidenced in the artist’s statement, and its articulation in the artwork.

All judging will be based on the photographs submitted. 


How much is the entry fee?

The entry fee is $20 per entry and can be paid via credit card (there is a section as part our entry form for you to provide credit card details and give us permission to charge.

Please note that all entries must be paid for and even if your artwork is not selected, the entry fee is non refundable.

When will the exhibition be open?

Our CrossxpollinatioN exhibition will be open to the public from Friday, 24th June to Sunday, 10th July.





Submit your entry here:

Please note the form will disappear once the form is completed successfully. If you wish to submit multiple works of art please close this browser tab and reopen the page.

Exhibition Award - 'Impermanence' - $2000 Prize
The People's Choice Award - Selected by public response - $500
Tarndie Fibre Art Award - $1500
All entries are to be 3D in nature and will be displayed in the 'black box' theatre in the Civic Hall at COPACC. The exhibition is lit with dramatic theatre lighting effects to enhance the artworks. The space is ideal for larger 3D artworks (up to 4m x 4m).
Artist's Contact Information
This link will be used on the COPACC website and social media presence in the event of your work being shortlisted.
Artwork Entry Details
Is this artwork available for sale? * (required)

This entry is also submitted for the Tarndie Fibre Art Award.
To be eligible for this Award, artists must submit a work that comprises 50% sheep wool with known provenance. A statement must be provided with information about the breed of sheep and the source of fibre incorporated in the artwork. This Award is designed to highlight the many and varied applications of wool from different breeds. Entrants must include an outline of how they would spend the prize money, should they win, eg further research, attend classes, help fund another project.
This image needs to be taken on a black background and judges will be assessing it as the exhibition image. Shortlisted entries will have the opportunity to provide further images and video content by arrangement.
Up to 3 supporting images can be submitted and may be used on social media platforms, you may wish to consider how all three will look together as a slideshow (or 4 with your main image) and key features of your entry which you would like to share with the judges.
Entry Fee: Entry fee is $20 per artwork entry. A COPACC staff member will contact you to arrange payment for each exhibition entry submission.
I have read the guidelines, term and conditions. * (required)
Please add me to the following mailing lists: * (required)


Terms and conditions of entry

  1. Entries must be the artist/artists' original artwork.
  2. Artwork must have been created within the last two (2) years.
  3. All artwork should include an Artist Statement.
  4. The Independent Selection Panel’s shortlist decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. Any COPACC’s Choice shortlist decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. The Award Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. The winners of the Impermanence and Tarndie Awards will be announced and presented at the Official Opening of CrossXpollinatioN 2022. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be notified as soon as possible following the conclusion of the voting period.
  8. Pieces entered for the Tarndie Award will also be considered for the Exhibition Award.
  9. COPACC reserves the right to use photographs of shortlisted artwork for publicity, advertising and promotional purposes, during and after the exhibition period.





To get an idea of what the final presentation of the artworks looks like, you may wish to watch the below video of CrossXpollinatioN 2018: