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Hard Twist: Yarn

  • The Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M6J 1J6 Canada (map)

"Join us on our 3rd and 4th Floor for the Opening Reception of twelth annual HARD TWIST: Yarn, the twelfth annual edition of the Gladstone Hotel’s signature show of textile-based art, invites artists to explore the art of narrative through textile.

Yarn me a yarn, spin me a tale, string me along – tell me a story! Whether speaking of the solid stuff of truth or of fabricating a tissue of lies, it’s hard to tell a story without the textile words and imagery that weave their way through the fabric of language and lore.

Hard Twist 12 - Yarn challenges artists to spin a tale with thread, but without words.

Hard Twist has become an important annual event within the Canadian textile art community as well as being a signature event for the Gladstone."

I will be exhibiting my collection of knitted tapestries, ‘k2tog’, in which I translate into knitting patterns poems by women speaking to each other through time and literary history. For more on this project, see my essay & pictures on The Volta.

Exhibiting alongside independent artists & collectives including Cath Adele, Bar None, Vicki Burns, Victoria Carley, Cynella Cyril, Lide Downe, Elise Graham, Grete Grip, HAMAZA Collective, Spencer J, Harrison, Jenn Judson, Kaythi, Sandra Mannila, Ashlee Marcus, Judy Martin, Kate McGrann, Jackie Partridge, Liz Plead, Corrie Peters, Brooke Ripley, Hana P Rotchild, Lois Schklar, Matthew Varey, and Yarn Blitzers.

Hard Twist: Yarn Opening Reception

Thursday, September 7, 2017 @ Gladstone Hotel (Toronto, ON) @ 7-10pm

Later Event: September 14
'Fermenting Feminism' Toronto Launch