Wednesday, October 17, 2012

TORONTO EXHIBITIONS: 2012 World of Threads Festival

Hello all! In the coming weeks, I will be participating in two separate exhibitions as a part of the World of Threads Festival taking place in Oakville and Toronto. The first exhibition I will be taking part in is entitled Interlace, Deconstruct, the Spaces in Between, and will take place at the Telephone Booth Gallery in the Junction. The opening reception is Friday, Nov. 16th, and the exhibition runs from Nov. 14th - Dec 22nd 2012. A great opportunity to pick up some gifts in time for the holidays! Here is some more information on the show and a the invite for each of the Toronto exhibitions:

Toronto: Nov. 9 - Dec. 2, 2012

The Festival has been 3 years in the making and will highlight the work of nearly 200 artists from 12 countries and 8 Canadian provinces. There are 11 curators. We will be exhibiting diverse wall and sculptural pieces and installations in a wide variety of fibre media. We are very excited about the scope, content and quality of the work that will be shown. The Festival is organized by dedicated volunteers Dawne Rudman (Festival Chair & Curator) and Gareth Bate (Festival Curator). Artwork is coming from Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Peru, Spain, UK and the USA. 
The Festival is based in Oakville, Ontario where there are 11 shows. For the first time we’ve expanded into Toronto with 10 shows. Please note the Toronto Festival opens one week after Oakville. All exhibition dates, times and opening receptions vary. The flagship shows of the Festival are the Common Thread International exhibitions. Multiple curators have created exciting shows based on their own unique interests. We also have Independent Exhibitions who have joined onto the Festival. Use our online Exhibition Pages, Events Calendars, Directions and Maps to plan your visit. 

Festival Contact: Dawne Rudman (Festival Chair & Curator) 905

Textile patterns deconstructed to reveal single lines that trace points of intersection between a thread and a surface.

Manipulating photographs of her own textile work, Lizz Aston expands upon these predetermined patterns. By altering line, shape, volume, repetition and scale she deconstructs these formal patterns in unexpected ways, creating a body of prints and three-dimensional, large scale works.
Noelle Hamlyn is intrigued by the possibilities of textures and fibres to evoke emotion. Believing our sense of touch is one of the most powerful and profound vehicles of human understanding, she is drawn to materials with strong tactile qualities and uses these as metaphors to explore experience.
Taking imagery from Victorian dinnerware and narrative-themed plates, Pam Lobb uses monoprints on fine Japanese papers, combined with fabric, to create layered porcelain-like sculptures. Lace and crochet work are moulded between layers of paper, revealing their texture and emphasizing the intricacy of the patterns

Download the 2012 Festival Exhibition Brochure.

Curator: Canada: Ontario: Toronto: Sharlene Rankin
Artists: Canada: Ontario: Mississauga: Noelle Hamlyn, Toronto: Lizz Aston, Pam Lobb 

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