This year, I am excited to be participating in the World of Threads Festival, Canada 2016. My Nigerian Riot Girl piece will feature in the ‘Cat Walk & Kimono Road’ exhibition, one of several exciting shows for World of Threads Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario.
My thanks to Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bates and their team for all their hard work curating and organising the festival, and for selecting my piece!
WORLD OF THREADS: text by Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bates
Oct. 29 – Nov 27, 2016
Mon. – Sat. 10 am – 6 pm, Sun. 12 – 5 pm
World of Threads Festival
We are excited to announce Festival 2016, featuring 315 artworks by 134 artists from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, France, China, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine and USA.
The biennial World of Threads Festival is a showcase of local, national and international contemporary fibre and textile art. It is based in Oakville, Ontario and attracts visitors from around the world. It began in 1994. The festival is organized and curated by Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate and also features guest curators. The main festival venue is Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.
Main Festival Opening Reception:
Sat. Oct 29, 2016, 2 – 4 pm
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville.
To get your textile excitement going, there is a whole wealth of exhibitions and exhibitors happening as part of this festival, including ‘Cat Walk & Kimono Road’ (featuring my piece!), which takes as its starting point, the fact that clothing has always provided the most clearly recognized use for fibre/textiles. In this two part exhibit, which combines western design with eastern, we see how seemingly limitless are the opportunities for variation.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival.