The exhibition catelogue for Basket, Bead and Quill is a 48-page softcover book with full colour photos and artist biographies, accompanied by an introduction from curator Janet Clark and essay by guest writer Deborah Doxtator. Basket, Bead and Quill, which debuted in 1995, would become the curatorial inspiration for Lisa Myers' 2018 Beads, they're sewn so tight exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada.
Beads, they're sewn so tight presents the work of artists Bev Koski, Katie Longboat, Jean Marshall and Olivia Whetung, who employ distinct techniques in their approach to using beads and thread. From bead weaving to loom work and bead embroidery, their artwork threads through formal concerns of colour and design attending to critical issues such as language retention, stereotypes and social/environmental injustices for Indigenous people.
- 48 Colour Pages
- 8 inches x 10 inches (20.5 cm x 25.5 cm)
- First exhibition held in 1995
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