Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Here There Everywhere Fall 2012 Textile Round Up

While South Central Ontario is alive with textiles this fall  it is not the only place to be. (look here for listings) Here is a quick round up of exhibitions happening in Quebec and the Ukraine


Guilde canadienne des métiers d’art / Canadian Guild of Crafts 1460-B, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal QC H3G 1K4
OPENING: Saturday OCTOBER 20th, AT 2:00 PM


Montreal, October 4, 2012 - The Canadian Guild of Crafts presents La Terre est un bijou, an exhibition by a Canadian collective uniting ten celebrated artists in a flamboyant homage to Gaia, our planet. In light of today’s numerous environmental challenges, the exhibition’s jewellery and sculptural, ornamental, and installation pieces stand as celebrations of Nature’s beauty and the urgency of preserving it.

At the invitation of curator Sylvie Alice Royer, the artists present works that are in line with their means of expression and that sensitize the public on how today’s great environmental questions resonate with makers of contemporary fine craft. The exhibition’s artists distinguish themselves with their mastery, their creative spirit, and their remarkable careers. They have created original works specifically for this show, integrating recycled or natural materials.

The artists

Quebec: Carole Baillargeon, textile artist, Chantal Gilbert, artistic knifemaker, Goyer&Bonneau, ceramists-designers, Louise Bérubé, textile artist, Sylvie Lupien, jewellery maker, Barbara Wisnoski, textile artist

New Brunswick: Anna Torma, textile artist

Saskatchewan: Michael Hosaluk, woodturner

Ontario: Susan Low-Beer, ceramist

Manitoba: Ione Thorkelsson, glass sculptor

To view images of this exhibition, visit our website: www.canadianguildofcrafts.com
Hours of operation: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00 p.m.

We acknowledge the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, which made this exhibition possible.


2D – 3D Exhibition by Philippa Brock
October 24th - November 30 2012 
La galerie TRAMES
of the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles
5800, rue St-Denis, studio 501
Montréal, Québec , H2S 3L5

Opening Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm
 la galerie TRAMES  presents 2D – 3D, an exhibition of the English artist and textile designer, Philippa Brock.

Inspired by folding techniques, 2D – 3D brings together a selection of Philippa Brock’s experimental projects composed of textiles produced on a Jacquard loom. Brock’s research deals with the structural possibilities of textiles. In her work, she is constantly pushing back the limits of what can be realized with state-of-the-art computer equipment and a combination of unusual materials. In this exhibition, the first part Self Fold presents works that are richly textured with spectacular three-dimensional effects. The second part, X-Form, developed specifically for this event, explores folding of materials while integrating fibres that react to daylight or to ultra-violet light.

Philippa Brock is internationally known for her advanced research in Jacquard weaving. Since 1990, her work specializes woven textiles as well as research and development of smart textiles. She is the Woven Textiles Pathway Leader at Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London, one of the most innovative and prestigious textile schools in the world. She will take advantage of her trip to Montreal to offer a master class to textile professionals.

Prior to the opening at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, October 24, Philippa Brock will give a lecture on her work. The number of places are limited. Please reserve at communications@textiles-mtl.com

Elisabeth Picard, Structures modulaires Flot et Constructions III
2 November - 16 December 2012
395, boulevard Charest Est, 
Québec (Québec)

find out what is happening in MATERIA on their website
You can read an interview and see images of her work on the World of Threads website Elisabeth Picard

Up and Running 


Diagonal fall 2012
Disparaître: Diane Dubeau, Barbara Hunt, Stéphanie L'Heureux et Barbara Todd
September 15 - Octobre 20 2012,
5455, rue de Gaspé, espace 203Montréal, (QC)
"Diagonale is a unique in Canada: it defends and broadcasts contemporary artistic practices using fibres as a subject matter or material."
for more information on this show visit their website www.artdiagonale.org


Louise Lemieux Bérubé: Unwinding the Threads 
October 3, November 24 2012,
Gallery Three C
Centre culturel Henri-Lemieux, centre culturel situé à LaSalle
7644, rue Édouard
LaSalle Quebec

This exhibition in LaSalle celebrates  the work of Louise Lemieux  Bérubé It includes contemporary dance series exhibited at the Gallery Three C series and "Love Each Other" which is hanging in three places of worship LaSalle: the church of Saint-Nazaire, the Sikh Temple and Trinity Pentecostal Church.

The opening was also the launch for a new book about her, Unwinding the Threads - is now available. with 440 pages and nearly 800 illustrations.It is about her life, her career as an artist, a teacher, and founding director of MCCT, by presenting her artworks and those of numerous other artists.

Thanks to a Québec Art organization – SODEC – a limited quantity of the English version is still available for $60 (plus shipping). Contact Bill Greene at bill@billgreene.net When these copies are sold, you can order at Blurb.ca or Blurb.com.

Visit Louise's new website at  http://www.lemieuxberube.com/english/

you can see photos from the opening on facebook at LaSalle 100  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.445398112172660.98443.337691539609985&type=1


International Exhibitions

Fibreman 2
October 24- November 5 2012
Kherson Local Lore Museum
Kherson, Ukraine
presented by "Scythia" Textiles
Opening October 24 at 6 pm

This second edition of fibreman features the work of 17 men from 10 countries.Last year Ludmila Egorova: organizer of the International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art “Scythia”, member of the National Artists’ Union of Ukraine, member of European Textile Network. brought together 33 artists from 14 countries took part in the exhibition.

for information about "Scythia" Textiles and their textile actives visit their website http://www.scythiatextile.com/UK/Scythia.html

You Can read about Fibreman International and it was featured in
 fQ "Men In Textiles" Volume 7 Issue 3.

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