International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles

Sept. 20, 2022 - March 26, 2023, CLERMONT-FERRAND.

For its 10th edition, entitled Imagine! , the International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles (FITE) invites Australia to participate with a work by artist Peter Taylor included in the main exhibition at the Bargoin Museum, and the presence of works and handicrafts from cooperatives Aboriginal artists at the Festival's Creators Market.

  • FITE: September 20-25, 2022, through the city of Clermont-Ferrand
  • Imagine! : September 17, 2022 – March 26, 2023, at the Bargoin Museum
  • Creators Market: September 23-25, 2022, at the Clermont-Ferrand Tourist Office

Australia at the FITE festival is a project organized in collaboration with IDAIA, the artists' cooperative Iltja Ntjarra, the Garance Primat Collection and the support of the Australian Embassy in France.

Image 1: Peter Taylor, 'Rainbow Valley' Skirt, Courtesy Iltja Ntjarra Art Center – Photo Dallas Gold, Model Rita-Mae Ross;
Image 2: Peter Taylor - Rainbow Valley, 2014 - Watercolor on paper / Aquarelle sur papier - Courtesy of the artist, his family, and Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre.

>> Click here to see the work presented at the Bargoin Museum and listen to the interview with Solenne Ducos-Lamotte

The International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles (FITE) offers an unprecedented event by creating an international stage to promote textiles imbued with strong heritage and cultural meanings.

HS_Projets, the Bargoin Museum, Clermont Auvergne Métropole and the City of Clermont-Ferrand present the 10th anniversary of FITE, International Festival of Extraordinary Textiles (FITE) and its 6th edition in Clermont-Ferrand, Imagine!

Faculty of visualization of images from sensory or abstract perceptions, sensitive form resulting from direct experience, imagination brings a proposal, and when it is shared it is a common project to follow for better humanity. Like an injunction, the exclamation mark invites artists to entrust us with their suggestions, crazy or utopian, for tomorrow and to improve human skills, while preserving our planet.

The Imagine! will be held in Clermont-Ferrand in 2022, then in Lithuania in 2023. It revolves around a central exhibition at the Bargoin museum, from September 17, 2022 to March 26, 2023, and offers a week of events from September 20 to 25 2022, present in about fifteen places: exhibitions, installations, performances, fashion shows, professional meetings, screenings of short films, textile workshops, etc.


Creators Market - September 23-25, 2022
Clermont-Ferrand Tourist Office
Victory Square, Clermont-Ferrand
Schedule :
From Friday 23 to Saturday 24: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.;
Sunday September 25: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Bargoin Museum
45 rue Ballainvilliers, Clermont-Ferrand
From Saturday September 17, 2022 to Sunday March 26, 2023
From September 20 to 25, the museum is exceptionally open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and admission is free.
From September 27, 2022 to March 26, 2023, the museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Prices: €5 full price / €3 reduced price. Free every 1st Sunday of the month.

For more information and the full program of the festival: FITE website