Greater Toronto: New Artist Textiles




Sun 11am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 6pm

Free Event



Textile Museum of Canada presents new digitally printed fabrics designed by ten Canadian artists at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum from 16-18 September 2016. Featuring Kim Adams, Jaime Angelopoulos, Bill Burns, Lyn Carter, Bonnie Devine, Ed Pien, Tazeen Qayyum, Anu Raina, Seth, and Gary Taxali.

Presented by the Textile Museum of Canada, 'Greater Toronto: New Artist Textiles' is a landmark project showcasing a new generation of printed textiles by Toronto artists. Commissioned to produce new textile designs, ten contemporary artists extend their interdisciplinary explorations in the form of printed fabrics on show at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum from 16 - 18 September 2016 in conjunction with the London Design Festival and the Bermondsey Street Festival. Printable on demand, these fabrics will be available to the public here for the first time outside of North America.

Artist textiles are experiencing a resurgence buoyed by interest in mid-century modern art as well as textile designs of renowned artists from Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall to Andy Warhol and Louise Bourgeois. Infusing commercial production with individual style, textile production facilitates creative investigation at the boundaries of art, craft, fashion and design. Highlighting the spirit of design in everyday life, Greater Toronto brings together highly visual works with critical appeal, each exploring global conversations about contemporary culture and our collective landscapes.

Greater Toronto is made possible with the financial assistance of the Toronto Arts Council. The Textile Museum of Canada is also grateful for the support of the Fashion and Textile Museum, Emerson Design and Entcounsel.

Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) is the only museum in Canada that explores ideas and builds cultural understanding through the universally relevant media of textiles. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Museum’s permanent collection spans nearly 2,000 years and consists of more than 13,000 artifacts. A leader in the digitization of collections and interactive environments, the TMC has been recognized the world over for innovation in the development of landmark educational, research and creative initiatives.

The Textile Museum of Canada is a non-profit cultural and educational institution that focuses on the exhibition, collection, conservation, research and dissemination of the materials and values of everyday life, including archaeological, traditional, innovative and experimental methods and practices.

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