Exhibitions

OOTB Exhibitions

  • 'Favourite Quote' at the Stittsville Library December 1-31, 2018
  • 'Summer Fibrations' at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum – June 22 - July 6, 2019

Members in Exhibitions

Celebrate with our Members

Artist: Janet Tullach's work was accepted into an exhibition called "Shrine" juried by Felt::feutre Canada. It will be shown along with other artworks Sept 30-October 6 at the Annapolis Conference Centre in Nova Scotia.

Note to qualify for this exhibit our work had to include another media in addition to felt. I included some hand painted b & w images as I used to teach this technique in the late 80s and early 90s at Toronto Image Works (owned by Ed Burtynsky at the time.) I am aging myself.

    My Mum’s Purse
    "My Mum’s Purse".
  • My shrine project honours my mother as a source of security and love but also mystery in the ways of feminine secrets. It has two parts: a sculpture and an icon. Together they play with notions of the seen/unseen; inside/outside space; devotion and neglect; domestic/public boundaries; desire and taboo; temptation and repulsion – dichotomies that are essential to my understanding of a shrine.

    The 3D work represents my memory of her favourite purse, circa 1962 – a white, rope-like bag. It was an unspoken rule that it could not be opened by small hands - a taboo object. It held a variety of things that were forbidden to wee girls, e.g. lipstick, compact, perfume, house keys, pens and especially, the now unavailable Chiclets gum.

    As a kid, Chiclets with their soothing, sometimes spicy flavours were the object of my desire. Hence the 5" x 5" Chiclet "icon" mimicking the attachment devotees have to representations of saints or their relics. The squares with a black-running "x" stitch on the surface of the bag symbolize the sweet but forbidden fruit-flavoured gum. As a strong Christian, my mother kept small inspirational cards in her purse when traveling. Instead of these cards, pictures of objects - perhaps sacred to her - are held inside – references to the type of objects found inside an actual holy shrine: an image of a holy family, a protective scripture, glass votives with healing liquids. My secular images and texts are related to my mother's life, my memories of forbidden things she might have carried in her purse. Together the sculpture and the icon form my project honouring mothers, female secrets and personal family history. September 11, 2018

    More information: felt :: feutre Canada's SHRINE exhibition is now being installed at the Craft Council of British Columbia for viewing over the next month!

    Check this link - https://mailchi.mp/fd5f378865f4/0rv7mxkvh2-1599909?e=640429fca8

You Might be Interested

Exhibitions

Mega Fabric Sale, Sat Oct 20th, 404 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, Fill a Bag For $15

ArtWear Ottawa Show & Sale, Sat Oct 27th 9:30am - 2:00pm Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr, Ottawa Cash or Cheque only, please. Come find unique clothing and accessories.
Website - pcweb.ca/livegalleries/ArtWear

World of Threads - Festival 2018, Saturday, 13 October 2018 to Sunday, 25 November 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, 20 October 2018 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Festival Venue: Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
2302 Bridge Road, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 12 noon to 5:00 pm

Please note the Festival will run for 6 weeks and exhibits in the Corridor Galleries will remain up for 3 months, (to end December 2018).

If you'd like an enhanced experience and 'behind the scenes' special tour by Festival Curator and Designer, Gareth Bate, sign up for one of his tours - Friday, November 2, 2018, Sunday, November 4, 2018.

For more information: http://www.garethbate.com/teaching-pages/art-world-untangled.html Website: http://www.worldofthreadsfestival.com/index.html
Email: worldofthreadsfestival@gmail.com

Follow us on Instagram: @worldofthreads
Like our Facebook page. #worldofthreads #worldofthreadsfestival

If you are on a mailing list from World of Threads you are given a sneak peek at a few of the pieces for the 2018 Festival.

Show and Sale

Calls for Entry

World Textile Art Organization–WTA – International Call
Deadline for submission: March 24/2019.
For more information: http://madrid2019.wta-online.org/international-call/


Exhibition Archives

Year Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Kitchissippi
United Church
Stittsville Library Other Exhibitions
2018 Summer Fibrations Fibre Fling 7 Favourite Quote Shenkman Arts Centre – Fibre Frolics
2017 Colour Unboxed Fibre Fling 6 Canadian Landscape Shenkman Arts Centre
2016   Fibre Fling 5 (Watch the Youtube interviews) Celebrate Shenkman Arts Centre
2015   Fibre Fling 4 Away with Words  
2014   Fibre Fling 3 1914  
2013   Fibre Fling 2 First Line of a Book  
2012   Fibre Fling From a Book