Saturday, September 16, 2006

the Hespeler Public Library Expansion Project

Winner of the Textile Design Competition

for the Hespeler Public Library Expansion Project in Cambridge Ontario Announced

The proposal made by Lesley Armstrong and Anke Fox has been selected from among other proposals made by short listed artists, Kristen Peterson, Toronto; Nancy Price, East Dover Nova Scotia; and Deborah Wang and William Ellsworthy, Toronto, by jurors, architect, Alar Kongats, Sarah Quinton , Chief Curator, Textile Museum of Canada and Greg Hayton, CEO Cambridge Libraries & Galleries.

Both Lesley Armstrong and Anke Fox have long and impressive backgrounds as artists, designers, educators and together, as Armstrong Fox Textiles, based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia they have gained international recognition for their innovative textile designs. They have over forty years of textile design and production expertise between them and have been creating and making fabrics in a variety of textile techniques that have been used in fashion, home furnishing and textile based art.

Their proposal for the drapery will be installed in the large, featured window walls surrounding the expansion of the Hespeler Public Library in Cambridge Ontario, designed by architect, Alar Kongats. The Hespeler Library construction is expected to be complete by late November with the drapery commission forming an important element in the overall project.

Cambridge Galleries' textile based permanent collection policy as well as our history of commissioning works of art for major construction projects provided the impetus for this competition.

Cambridge Galleries, Queen's Square, 1 North Square, Cambridge, Ontario

Gallery Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:30 am-8:30 pm; Fri & Sat 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Sun 1 - 5 pm

Info: 519.621.0460 or

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