Even before the World of Threads Festival 2014 officially opened, the announcements for it had me dreaming of attending - in large part because two of my favorite artists, Christine Mauersberger and Judy Martin have work in it.
Since then, I have marveled at the quality of work in the exhibitions comprising the festival. A happy dance has been done each time a communication came from World of Threads that featured Christine's or Judy's work. The latest letter features both brilliantly and I couldn't resist sharing it.
We wanted to give you an update about the World of Threads Festival 2014:
The Festival opening weekend was fantastic. We had nearly 1,000 people through one venue alone on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 1. We were thrilled to have 48 of the 97 artists participating in the Festival, in attendance on the opening weekend. These artists came form across Canada, the USA, from the UK and from France. Other artists have been visiting since and more are expected before the Festival closes.
It's not too late for you to visit. The Festival is on for a further two weeks and closes at 5:00 pm on Nov. 30, 2014. Below are some photos. We'll be posting full albums after the festival on the website.
For full info, directions, maps, hours, etc., click: http://worldofthreadsfestival.com/exhibitions_menu.html
Dawne & Gareth
Dawne Rudman - Festival Chair & Curator
Gareth Bate - Festival Curator & Designer
Not To Know But To Go On by Judy Martin of Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada, Solo Shows and Installations, Corridor Galleries of Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville.
The Red and the Black exhibition, Installation view, in The Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Timelines by Christine Mauersberger of Cleveland, Ohio, USA, displayed in The Red and the Black exhibition, in The Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Winter by Melanie Siegel of Richmond HIll, Ontario, Canada, Solo Shows and Installations, Corridor Galleries of Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville.
strung out and undone exhibition, installation view, at The Gallery Space, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
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 where it began in 1994. This year we expanded into Mississauga. The Festival is organized by Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate and attracts visitors from around the world.
Featuring 255 artworks by 97 artists from Australia, Canada, France, Hungary, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, UK and USA.
Feedback from patrons and artists has been fabulous. People are amazed at the wonderful array of work on display. We thought it would be fun to share with you some behind-the-scenes images.
We also wanted to mention that most of the artwork in the Festival is available to purchase. If you see anything that appeals to you and which you would like to buy, please let us know and we can arrange the sale.
Check the Website for info about:
- All Exhibitions
- Downloadable Brochure
- Maps & Directions
- Artists Lists
- Weekly Fibre Artist Interviews and Curator Interviews
Be sure to subscribe on the website for updates.
We hope you get to visit. The work is amazing, you're bound to enjoy it.