Sunday, August 29, 2010
NARRATIVE ARTICULATIONS is a show of cross-Canada work by nine Canadian contemporary textile artists, all City and Guilds of London Institute trained. Each year the group, Articulation, goes to a special place in Canada to do a study together, then they return to their respective studios across Canada to produce a body of work based on the study. The next year they exhibit the work. Articulation has had two residencies at the Banff Center, Banff, Alberta. They are currently working on a body of work to be exhibited in the Whyte Museum, Banff, in September 2011.
Curated by Lesley Turner, the Victoria College of Art - Fine Art Textiles instructor, the free exhibition will fill the walls at the college with over 50 textile-based works. The artists will be in attendance during the opening reception, tours, demonstrations and workshops throughout the course of the show, which will run from August 27th to September 10th.
Opening reception will be held Friday, Aug 27th at 6:30 p.m. at the Victoria College of Art, at 1625 Bank Street.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
(Right) Leann Clifford, 'Autumn Leaves - Pealing Bark', 17" x 29", cotton, dryer sheets, rayon; hand dyed, hand embroidered.
Klotz, 'Break the Glass', 22" x 18", machine embroidery threads, plastic, seeds; machine embroidery,
(Middle) Donna Clement, ' Western Red Cedar', 14" x 14", wool & machine thread; hand-dyed wool, fulled, free motion embroidered.
(Right) Donna Clement, 'Fern'
tyvek, beads; hand dyed, hand embroidered.
(Right) Ingrid Lincoln, 'Algae', 18 x 18, silk, cotton fabric, rayon, embroidery thread; gutta resist, silk painted, machine stitched, quilted.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Our artist statement reads:
“Ess-scape” – A Flight From Confinement
Shedding the threaded bonds of traditional textile art, Articulation presents a collection of work by female artists who have studied issues and landscapes of Western Canadian mountain, rain forest, and urban regions. They break new ground while portraying the essence of the history, culture, and surroundings that the
The suffix for ‘female’ is ‘-ess’ and by using it as a prefix, Articulation sets the tone for an exhibit that celebrates some of
Seven of the nine Articulation artists will be in town for this show, working the floor, interacting with the public. We would love to see you there!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
As the nine artists of Articulation have been working hard on pieces for this show, we were all very disappointed with the news.
Our next exhibit will be in Calgary for the Canadian Quilting Association big show. We are invited feature artists and will have over 200 feet of exhibition space. The majority of our artists will be in town for the event and we all look forward to visiting with you there.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
where we sat in the forest, amidst the greenery, and sketched...
And another day was a trip to see the old-growth Douglas Fir forest in "Cathedral Grove" in the MacMillan Provincial Park along the Pacific Rim Highway heading west towards Tofino with Donna, Lesley and ReBecca... where we discovered fungi of many different types.
But first we drove further north and pulled in off the highway and again wandered deep into the forest to sit and sketch.
And then back to wander through the posted informational signs in Cathedral Grove.
Monday, January 18, 2010
At this cute little English pub in the country, I found this plant the likes of which I have never seen before. This is no stunted Prairie growth! It is taller than the building beside it!
this is me inside it, looking up
the above ground root system
what is this plant??!!??
And true to Vancouver Island's mild climate and rainy roots, flowers were still blooming profusely.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
And because the Arbutus grows on windswept barren rock expanses, a tidal pool was right next door.
Piper's Lagoon Park... We found Garry Oak trees...
And, outside of Nanaimo, we found a Petroglyph Park...