Gallery and visual arts

  • Maiwa Lectures: Making Sense of Nonsense, Tilleke Shwarz

    Tilleke Schwarz hails from the Netherlands where she stitches visually poetic “maps of modern life.” In her engagement with contemporary life, her work is reminiscent of graffiti. But unlike graffiti on her work is hand-embroidered with the finest of stitches. In this lecture Tilleke will focus on her life and art. Sources of inspiration and favoured techniques (including couching, cross stitch, and appliqué) will come together as this renowned artist interprets the world through stitch and thread. For more information visit www.maiwa.com. Doors open at 7:30pm, lecture begins at 7:45pm. Takes place in the Net Loft.

  • BIMPE VIII - Biennial International Print Exhibition

    This competition and exhibition is a showcase for small scale works measuring no more than 15cm × 10cm, and is open to images made using all printmaking techniques from traditional line etching to contemporary digital processes. The entries come from around the world; the winners’ and other entrants’ works will be on display at the Federation Gallery throughout September and then moved to Dundarave Printmakers in October. For more information visit www.bimpe.com.

  • Maiwa Lectures: African Blues: My Life in Indigo, Gasali Adeyemo

    For the Yoruba of Nigeria, blue is the colour of celebration. Indigo-dyed textiles are worn at naming ceremonies and weddings. Indigo itself is considered a medicine with a potent power to heal. Gasali Adeyemo will take the audience on a journey through his artistic development and the pivotal role indigo has played. For more information visit www.maiwa.com. Doors open at 7:30pm, lecture starts at 7:45pm. Takes place in the Net Loft.

  • Maiwa Lectures: Expressing Impossibility, Joan Morris

    Collections provide first-hand access to pieces. But what is the advantage of seeing a textile in person rather than in a photo or online? For internationally renowned textile artist Joan Morris the first-hand experience brings her into direct contact with her muse. Join her as she shows her own work and describes its development in the context of visits to museums in the USA, France, and India. For more information visit www.maiwa.com. Doors open at 7:30pm, lecture begins at 7:45pm. Takes place in the Net Loft.

  • Maiwa Lectures: Layers of Light, Kyoko Ueda

    Kyoto textile artist, Kyoko Ueda, has made extensive use of kinusha – a stiff, loosely woven silk gauze historically used in Japan as a reinforcement on mulberry paper stencils. Working through an inspired layering technique, Kyoko has made three-dimensional forms that are sometimes geometric, sometimes anatomical, sometimes about garments and clothing, and sometimes just about whimsy. Doors open at 7:30pm, lecture begins at 7:45pm. Takes place in the Net Loft.

  • Maiwa Lectures: My Forest is a Garden, Rutsuko Sakata

    Japanese textile artist Rutsuko Sakata first discovered felted textiles while studying weaving in Finland. Upon her return to Japan she encountered a 1200-year-old felted carpet at Shosoin, the Emperor’s treasury. Since then she has dedicated her life to felt.
    Join Rutsuko Sakata as she describes her unique artistic journey, lived equally in the Fiskars community of Finland and her home studio in Kyoto, Japan. She will describe her inspiration and how her passion for felt has grown over the years to the point where she is now innovating with colour and silk-felt combinations. For more information visit www.maiwa.com. Doors open at 7:30pm, lecture starts at 7:45pm.

    Takes place in the Net Loft.

  • Maiwa Lectures: Serene Sensibility – Threads of Light

    Join Noriko Narahira for a celebration of her creative spirit and her life in art. Noriko draws her creative inspiration from traditional Japanese architecture. Built without solid interior walls, a Japanese house is partitioned through the addition of paper screens. It is this sense of dividing space with insubstantial, often translucent materials that forms the core of her sensibility. For more information visit www.maiwa.com. Doors open at 7:30pm, lecture begins at 7:45pm. Takes place in the Net Loft.

  • Metamorphosis

    Metamorphosis is a collaboration of two artists, coming together receptive to each other’s creative vision to create vessels that demonstrate harmony of the contrasting materials. The exhibition is an exploration of the connection of the two sisters living at opposite ends of the Province. Their collaboration of work in clay and pine needle basketry symbolizes both their connection and the interdependency of the Pine trees, Earth, and Man. For more information visit www.craftcouncilbc.ca.

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