Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A terribly beautiful catalogue launch at the Textile Museum of Canada and other things happening this fall

Jennifer Angus, Chiyogami (détail), 2004 Photo : Julie Sando. Avec la permission d’Artcite inc

In 2006 the Ontario Association of Art Galleries gave their “2006 Exhibition of the Year” award to the Textile Museum of Canada and Sarah Quinton for Jennifer Angus’s “A Terrible Beauty” installation. After breaking all attendance records for the TMC the exhibition moved to the Musée d'art de Joliette in Quebec (Sept 23 to Dec 31 2007)

On Wednesday September 10 2008 the Textile Museum of Canada in conjunction with Musée d'art de Joliette will launch their co published catalogue “ Jennifer Angus: A Terrible Beauty"

To see Jennifer Angus on line check out these links

Touch of Weevil: the Work of Jennifer Angus a film by Evan Georgiades

A look behind the scenes as celebrated Canadian textile artist Jennifer Angus installs a new exhibit at the Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery using dead and dried insects


Her website is: http://www.jenniferangus.com/



Through the Looking Glass at Fibre Essence Gallery
August 20 – September 2008

Reflections in fibre by members and friends of the Gallery

T-Shirt ReCon:Wearables and Wall Hangings

Students and Emerging artists display their works created by using recycled t-shirts and other materials

Saturday August 30
1-4 pm
Fibre Essence Gallery
3210 Dunbar St. (16th ave)
Vancouver, B.C.


Wendy Togood: A Nakusp Narrative

September 5th – October 4th, 2008

Stride Gallery

1004 Macloed Trail SE, Calgary, AB
Opening: Friday, September 5th, at 8:00 PM

for more information visit the gallery's website




'softlighting" by Molo Design

RADIANT DARK 29 Designs on Darkness & Luxury, Guest Curated by Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson of MADE
August 26 - October 19, 2008

Cambridge Galleries, DESIGN AT RIVERSIDE
7 Melville Street South, Cambridge,
Ontario T 519.621.0460

Opening Reception and Curator’s LectureWednesday, October 1 at 6:30 pmHors d'oeuvres by the Melville Café

Hours: Mon Closed, Tues-Thurs 12-8 pm,
Fri 12-5 pm, Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 1:30 - 4:30 pm.

Fibreworks 08: Biennial Juried Exhibition

September 06 - November 26, 2008
opening September 6

Cambridge Galleries, Queen's Square, 1 North Square

Juried by J. Lynn Campbell, Visual Artist, Toronto, ON, Melanie Egan, Head of Craft Department, Harbourfront Centre,Chris Mitchell, Marketing, Publicity and Exhibition Manager, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON


Heather Goodchild The Below is like the Above

22 August- 8 Oct., 2008
QueenSpecific, the window case next to Dufflet Pastries at 787 Queen Street West,
Opening 22 August, 6-7pm.

Heather Goodchild is intrigued by the symbolism of Freemasonry, alchemy, religion and the mysteries and hidden dangers lurking in fairy tales. She works with fibre to create felt mosaics and sculptural creatures that inhabit her dioramas.

For “The Below is like the Above”, Heather has transformed the tall QueenSpecific vitrine into a cathedral where trees stand in for pillars and beasts come to supplicate.Heather Goodchild lives and works in Toronto and is represented by Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, http://www.katharinemulherin.com./

QueenSpecific is a window exhibition space displaying site specific art installations. It is located on Queen St. West adjacent to and sponsored by Dufflet Pastries. Artists exhibiting in the space are asked to consider the dimensions of the window, the locale, and the potential to engage with the casual passer-by.QueenSpecific is programmed by Toronto based artist Joy Walker. For more information


Tamara Jaworska The Art of Weaving.

Sep 3-29, vernissage Sat 6 Sept, 1-3pm:

PRIME Gallery 52 McCaul Street, Toronto ON M5T 1V9
Wed-Sat 11-5

PRIME presents tapestries, works on paper, and a newly released book on the life works of Tamara Jaworska. Jaworska's skill as an artist-weaver belongs to the disciplines that were born more than five hundred years ago, while the pictorial essence of her tapestries is pure 20th-century – dynamic and original in design, splendid in colours and filled with new and surprising forms. The Polish and later Canadian nature and landscape have always played a very significant role in the character of her vision. Her most recent work, Free Verses / Vers libre, reveal the artist at the height of her powers and indicate even more the remarkable range of her talents.

Tamara Jaworska is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy and holder of the Order of Canada

Textile Museum of Canada The Cutting Edge curated by Patricia Bentley

Nov 12, 2008 - Jul 7, 2009

Methods used to wrap two-dimensional textiles onto the body change and adapt in response to society's needs and cultural preferences. The Cutting Edge will examine the simplest methods for dressing the human form and will trace the development of ever more complex garments through to the twenty-first century.


Anna Leonowens Gallery / NSCAD University
5163 Duke St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada B3J 3J6

opening Monday September 8th in Gallery 3

Sari Emporium, Akshay Tyagi's Collection of Indian Textiles

Mary E Black Gallery

Art Hits the Wall: a juried exhibition of work by Atlantic quilters and rug hookers

Oct. 24 to Dec. 21, 2008
Opening Thursday, Oct. 23rd at 6pm
Guest Writer, Trudi Curley

1061 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P6
Telephone: (902) 492-2522
Fax: (902) 492-2526 next to Pier 21 National Historic Site


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