Learn about the landscape of textile art in Canada at the upcoming talk, Textile Nation, with Barb Hunt. Hunt will lead us on a journey across the nation, exploring contemporary textile art from the Canadian provinces and territories. This travelogue style talk will showcase the diverse and ever-changing creative work produced by Canadian textile artists and the ideas that inspire their art practices from coast to coast.
Presented by the Manitoba Craft Council and Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba
Free admission. All welcome. C2 Centre for Craft is wheelchair accessible.
About Barb Hunt:
Barb Hunt’s grandmothers were daughters of Irish and English pioneers in Ontario, and both were avid quilt-makers. As a child she learned basic sewing skills essential for life on a farm. After graduating with a Diploma in Art from the University of Manitoba, she began to use textiles in her art practice, and she later completed an MFA at Concordia University with a specialization in Fibres. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally. As well, she has been awarded Canada Council grants and artist residencies in Canada, France, and Ireland. She taught visual art at Western University, Queen’s University, and Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she was a recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Research. She currently lives on Vancouver Island.