Thirteen to Zero: exploring sustainable design
March 23 to May 4
Craft Council of BC Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver
Thirteen to Zero is not a sports score–it is an exploration, by textile artist Dawn Michelle Russell, of waste reduction — moving from minimal waste, a thirteen fabric scrap garment design to no waste, an enhanced commitment to mindful, zero waste design.
Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation 2017
March 21 to April 9
Silk Purse Arts Centre, West Vancouver
The 9th annual exhibition of textile art inspired by the cherry blossom.
Whisperings: a celebration of the forest world.
March 24 to April 22
Place des Arts, Coquitlam
What hearest thou?
Whisperings, murmurings, now
loud, now soft, the trees talking,
sometimes tree trunks chafing
against each other, the saucy
screech of a blue jay, the kingfisher’s
clatter and the chatter of an occasional squirrel, resenting my
These words by eminent artist Emily Carr have inspired Anni Hunt and Catherine Nicholls to explore the wonders of the West Coast rain forest. In this all new exhibition these textile artists present their own observations and feelings for the stunning forest landscape. Using natural materials as inspiration and media has lead these two to listen carefully to the “whisperings” of the forest and record what they hear.
Excursions and Returns: Meditations on Making, and the Maker
April 1 to 30, 2017
FibreWorks Gallery, Madeira Park
Jennifer Love @ The Kube
The Kube Studios, Gibsons BC
Current Threads 2017
April 15 to 30, 2017
Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith
Contemporary Textile Art by Members of the Vancouver Island Surface Design Association.
cocoon: an exhibition of thoughtful objects for the home
May 4 to 23
Silk Weaving Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver
Featured the work of Kate Barber, Kayo Benson, Anik Choiniere, Vennie Chou, Stu Coleman, Jackie Frioud, Carly Hulse, Cathy Joyce, Ellen Kocher, Amanda Langerak, Chris Montgomery, Darlene Ochotta, Ed Pretty, Morija Reeb, Diana Sanderson, Jo Skinner, Ana Sousa, Hiroko Takayo and Amanda Wood.
This year for our group invitational show our focus changed from wearables to work for the home inspiring us in a different direction.
Textures of Land and Sea
May 4 to June 4
Circle Craft Gallery, Granville Island, Vancouver
Loose Threads: Sunshine Coast Surface Design Association
May 6 to June 11
FibreWorks Gallery, Madeira Park
Participating artists include: Marie Barry, Nell Burns, Lesley Campbell, Connie Chapman, Penny Connell, Dorothy Cross, Pat Crucil, Lois MacArthur, Anne Gregory, Jennifer Love, Sharon Roye, Yvonne Stowell, Maureen Sugrue, and Patt Wilson.
Congratulations to Nell Burns who was the winner of the SDA Award of Excellence for her piece, “Sea Spicules”. Stitched silk thread, free motion embroidery.
May 11 to June 22
Craft Council of BC, Granville Island, Vancouver
Three textile artists (Eleanor Hannan, Barbara Heller and Bettina Matzkuhn) in collaboration with four members of Nature Vancouver explore issues of cultural and natural destruction, and the consumption, restoration, and protection of nature. In a spirit of experimentation that has involved risk, research and steep learning curves, all participants have gained – and are pleased to share – new understandings of the natural world.
(in)finite: spiritual conversations in cloth
May 25 to June 4
Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver
This exhibition of the work of 29 Canadian textile artists and their explorations into the realm of the sacred. Canadian SDA members included in the exhibition: Barbara Heller, Shamina Senaratne, Maggie Tchir, Penny Connell, Thomas Roach, Sheila Wex, Katie Stein Sather, Bryony Dunsmore, Judy Martin, Janet Wheeler, Kaija Rautiainen, Lorraine Ross, and Linda Coe.