2010 Textile Exhibitions in Canada; year end round up PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Kaleidoscope: Antique Quilts from the collection of Carole and Howard Tanenbaum. Curated by: Max Allen

September 23, 2009 - March 21, 2010  Textile Museum of Canada

Cloth, Culture + Art,
Curated by: Patricia Bentley September 30, 2009 - April 11, 2010Textile Museum of Canada


 Fashionably Wrapped: The Influence of Kashmir Shawls, Curated by: Natalia Nekrassova
November 18, 2009 - May 30, 2010
Textile Museum of Canada

 Now Vol.29 No.29 | Mar 17 2010, Kashmir cache: Wearables’ origins come to light By Fran Schechter

Reeds and Wool: Pattern Screens of Central Asia, From the Sommer-Krieger collection of Kyrgyz Reed Screens

 The Nickle Arts Museum , Calgary Alberta, Canada, October 2, 2009- February 22, 2010

 Royal Alberta Museum , April 3-July 4, 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta

Selvedge issue 33 March/ April 2010 The Quilt Issue, inform p.90


LABOURIOUS curated by j. Penney Burton

January 10 April 4 2010

Uncommon Objects Gallery Vitrines in South Hall, Harbourfront Centre , Toronto, On

Cashiers métiers d'art;;; Craft Journal Volume 3 No 1  Spring 2010 p. 104 LABOURIOUS by Joe Lewis


IT'S A BIG DEAL! The biennial exhibition of new work by Harbourfront Centre's current artists-in-residence.
Curated by Melanie Egan, Head of Craft, and Patrick Macaulay, Head of Visual Arts
January 10 April 4 2010 

York Quay Gallery and Studio Hallway Vitrines  Harbourfront Centre , Toronto, On,

Toronto Craft Alert: Feb. 24 2010 it’s a big deal Review by Tara Bursey http://torontocraftalert.ca/2010/02/24/its-a-big-deal-review/


Where the Words Go, Karen Trask  

Jan 14 –Feb. 13

Sir Wilfred Grenfall College Art Gallery, Corner Brook, Nfld

Unity & Diversity: Selected Works, 2010 Cultural Olympiad

January 14 - April 11 2010

Museum of Vancouver

2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale in the Republic of Korea.

Body and Object

jan 5 - 31

Ontario Craft Council Gallery & Administrative Offices, 990 Queen Street West, Toronto,


tricot nouveau: Lysanne Latulippe January 27th to March 12th, 2010

Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles/ Le Centre des textiles contemporains de Montréal,

5800 St-Denis espace 501, Montréal Québec


Stitching Community: African Canadian Quilts From Southern Ontario

January 29 Until September 6, 2010

Wilson Canadian Heritage Exhibition Room Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum

Textile Art of Stephanie Ford Forrester February 2 -28 2010

Campbell House Museum 160 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario


Wired by Susan Carr. 

Feb. 3 - 21, 2010.

*new* gallery www.new-gallery.ca  906 Queen St. W. Toronto ON


February 6- 28th
DAVID KAYE GALLERY www.davidkayegallery.com 
1092 Queen Street West

Noelle Hamlyn “Uncovering - The Blanket Form” 

February 24 – March 14 At *new* gallery, 906 Queen Street West, Toronto

Anna Bourque Champion - Mezzopunto Retrospettiva

march 1- 28, 2010

North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge St, Toronto

Selections From The Permanent Collection

March 2 – April 11, 2010

Cambridge Galleries, Design at Riverside, 7 Melville Street South. Cambridge, Ontario

 Needle Puling Thread. Fall 2010

the fibre REPORT by Joe Lewis “Selections from the Permanent Collection” p.106 -107



Buenos Aires : Florencia Vitón, Ester Nazarian, Eliana Castro, Hernán Sansone, Josefina Laratro, Mercedes Fidanza, Paloma Catalá del Río, Verónica Longoni, Luis Marte

Montréal : Alanna Lynch, Claudia Bernal, Lise Létourneau, Lyne Girard, Nicole Panneton, Héloïse Audy, Natalie Rolland, Karen Tam

March 11 - April 11

la Maison de la culture Côte-des-Neiges,  5455, rue de Gaspé, espace 203, Montréal

David Harper: Atlas

March 12 - May 17, 2010

 Acadia University Art Gallery

Altered > Martina Edmondson and Monica Bodirsky

 March 17 -April 4

 *new* gallery, 906 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

Around the Frayed Edges, curated by Laurie Carmount

March 18 -May 29, 2010

 Agnes Jamieson Gallery , Minden Ontario

Noblesse Oblige: David Harper

March 20 - April 17

 MKG 127  Toronto
 reviewed by Gary Michael Dault in the Globe and Mail  "David R.Harper at MKG127"

Evolution of Fiber. curated by: Barbara Hilts

April 6 – 28 2010

 Gibson Centre, Aliston Ontario

Telling Tales: narrative woven textiles by Kathy Schicker and Joe Lewis.

April 8 -25, 2010

The Gallery @ 2  2 Berkeley Street, Toronto, Ontario

Faces & Mazes: Lia Cook

Curated by: Wendy Weiss

Skin & Bone: David R. Harper Curated by: Sarah Quinton

Stumble: Stephen Schofield Curated by: Sarah Quinton

April 9, 2010 - October 17, 2010
Textile Museum of Canada

55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

 EYE Weekly  April 21, 2010 21:04 The healthy butcher : David R. Harper gives cut and paste a whole new meaning by David Balzer   http://www.eyeweekly.com/galleries/article/88604




SMASH ; International Indigenous Weaving

April 30, 2010 - August 22, 2010

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1040 Moss Street , Victoria, BC

Say It in Red, Contemporary Redwork by and from the collections of Marilyn Crawford and Mary Young along items from Lanark County Museums

 May 5th - August 8th, 2010.

 Mississippi Valley Textile Museum  Almonte Ontario,

Lyn Carter: Stretched

July 31 to September 19

Durham Art Gallery
251 George Street East, Durham

The Living Tapestry,  Thoma Ewen

August 26 to September 28th, 2010

The Trinity Gallery, Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Blvd, Orleans. ON

Carole Baillargeon’s “La robe écrite.”

August 12th to Saturday September 18th 2010

Space 1 at galerie [sas] 372, Sainte-Catherine West, suite 416
Montreal, PQ

Jacquard 2 x 2 Montréal : Tokyo
Canadian artist, Julianna Joos, Louise Lemieux Bérubé
Japanese artists, Emiko Nakano and Mitsuko Akutsu.

September 9 – November 3, 2010

Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Lindy Fyfe: Confluance

Sept 4 – October 31

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa.


Kai Chan: A Spider's Logic

Varley Art Gallery of Markham from September 26, 2010 - January 30, 2011. http://www.varleygallery.ca/

Nov 7, 2010 - May 1, 2011
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue Toronto, Ontario
 Hard Twist 5: Chorma,  Curators: Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell,
2010 Jurors: Eva Ennist, Shaun Moore, and Julie Nicholson
Nov 26, 2010 to Jan 30, 2011
The Gladstone Hotel



2010 Publications Books and Catalogue 





Michèle Provost: Selling Out 

Sandra Dyck



Carleton University Art Gallery (01/2010) 58 pp col. ill. 9 x 6 in hardcover 978-0-7709-0539-2. $27.95 U.S. (20 euros) $25.00 Can

Fibred Optics / Perspectives métissées
(Frances Dorsey, Jérôme Havre, Ed Pien, Michèle Provost)

Andrea Fatona


whose work incorporates natural and synthetic fibres, old and new technologies, and methodologies from the world of craft and contemporary art.

The Ottawa Art Gallery / La Galerie d'art d'Ottawa (03/2010)
44 pp 7 x 9 in softcover (hand-bound)  souple (cousu à la main)  978-1-894906-37-1 $30.00 Can. $35.00 US (24 euros)

SMASH: International Indigenous Weaving - Salish, Mi’kmaq, Alaskan, Southwest, Hawaiian

Rose M. Spahan & Cathi Charles Wherry


Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (04/2010) 96 pp 40 col. ill. 10 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88885-359-2 $16.95 Can.

FABRICation: Studio Production Textiles for Interiors

Esther E. Shipman (ed.)


Cambridge Galleries (10/2010) 24 pp col. ill. 5 x 5 in softcover 978-1-8970014-5-5  $10.00 Can. $12.00 U.S. (8 euros)

Where words go ; Karen Trusk




Lindy Fyfe: Confluence

Andy Fabo & David Aurandt


Robert McLaughlin Gallery (10/2010) 34 pp 24 col. ill. 8.5 x 9.5 in softcover 

978-1-926589-07-7 $15.00 Can. $17.95 U.S. (12 euros)

Hooking Our Heritage : Irish Connections Rug Hooking Group

Complied by Laura Coultas, Frances Ennis, Barbara O’Keefe, and Sheila Powers


Flanker Press,  Paperback, 56 pages, colour photos, September 2010 Price: $19.95

ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 1-897317-92-1 978-1-897317-92-1


2009 books

Uncommon Threads Wabanaki Textiles, Clothing, and Costumes


Bruce J. Bourque and Laureen A. LaBar

Bruce J. Bourque is chief archaeologist and curator of ethnography at the Maine State Museum.

Laureen A. LaBar is the chief curator of history and decorative arts at the Maine State Museum.


A social history of the Wabanaki peoples as seen through their rich and sophisticated textile arts.



Paper (077353556X) 9780773535565
Due date: 2009-05-01
CA $49.95

McGill –Queens University Press http://mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=2346


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