Sunday, September 12, 2010

report re fibreworks

Maria Chronopoulos, Forget Me Not 2010 (object one)
hair, wire, branches, glass, wax Maria Chronopoulous, Forget Me Not 2010 (object two) the flowers were created with white synthetic hair and silver wire

I don't usually like group exhibitions, but fibreworks 2010 is really very fine. The 38 pieces work well together even though they were created by 28 very different artists from all over the country. Ann Marie Hadcock Para Red 2009 wire, yarn, fibre, plastic support Noelle Hamlyn Traces 2010 Free motion embroidery detail of Traces. Noelle Hamlyn received a mention from the jurors for this piece. Anna Wieselgren (dis) location , ongoing
used bed sheets from a refugee centre for Tibetans in New Delhi. Larger than it looks in this photo, this installation was a 'sea of blue balls rolling around with no specific place' Heidi Overhill The Love Socks of J. Alfred Prufrock, 2004 - 2010. Wool and needles, text by T.S. Eliot Heidi Overhill received a mention from the jurors for this piece. Valerie Knapp Trunk Diptych 2009 Embroidery, drawing, thread, paper Valerie Knapp, Eye Pod Diptych 2009 Embroidery, drawing, thread, paper
Eleanor Hannan Portraits of Forgiveness series 2009
disperse dye, paper applique, machine embroidery on polyester.
Sara Alford Remember the Seed germ 2010 Transparent lace like fabric made with hot glue (detail shown) Sara Alford Remember the Seed Germ 2010 hot glue. Notice how big the complete work is. (That's Ned standing in front of it)

Juror Catherine Heard mentioned that the high level of skill in a variety of specialized techniques was notable in this exhibition. She also emphasized that each piece related to the world in a poetic way. The amount of thought and the care taken by each artist made the entire exhibition remarkable.
Our daughter Grace is completing her masters of science at near-by University of Waterloo, and I'm so glad that she was able to attend. This is her with my hand stitched piece, Heart to Heart.

Fibreworks 2010 Biennial of Contemporary Canadian Fibre Art continues until October 31 at the Cambridge Gallery.


  1. Wow.....its totaly different.....
    I simply appreciate it....

  2. Hi Judy

    This is an impressive show. Thanks for sharing it with us. I have tried that glue technique; but must admit I couldn`t get it to work even on a small scale.


  3. what a stunning show and congratulations, your work is right at home! that glue piece is completely unbelievable! thanks for sharing this with us!

  4. I've always said that you are a poet, my dear.

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