Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
bookhou, 798 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Arounna Khounnoraj will lead us on a tour of bookhou, the shop and studio where she and John Booth showcase their individual and collaborative work. They both work with natural handmade materials and focus on small production pieces such as hand printed bags and pouches as well as home furnishings. The visit will include a hands-on printmaking activity.
Arounna Khounnoraj received her education from the Ontario College of Art, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a MFA from the University of Waterloo. She is currently exploring pattern and image in her textiles and sculptures.
Lecture with Dr. Jacqueline Atkins
Challenging Convention: The Kimono Artistry of Itchiku Kubota
Thursday February 8, 6–7 pm
Itchiku Kubota’s remarkable artistic legacy is grounded in Japan’s cultural and artistic traditions, yet he was an innovator on every level, technically as well as in presentation. He was well-versed in modern Japanese art forms, yet was inspired by textiles of the past and used perhaps the most traditional of all vehicles for his artistic expression: the kimono. Dr. Atkins’ talk will examine some of the seeming opposites of past and present, tradition and innovation that are intertwined in Kubota’s work, and his willingness to step outside conventional boundaries to recast the kimono as a radical and transformative art form.
Tickets $20, TMC Members $15, Students $12
Advance registration is required as space is limited. Register at textilemuseum.ca/programs or call 416-599-5321 x2228.
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 2 pm
Fashion Exchange, 63 Regent Park Blvd, Toronto
Marilyn McNeil-Morin, Director of the Fashion Exchange, will lead a tour of this innovative space in Regent Park. Fashion Exchange supports emerging fashion industry workers through its Industrial Power Sewing training programs, and graduate programs in technical apparel design and sustainable fashion production. Emerging designers can also use the space as a small-scale working factory – a unique shared facility that supports new business models and local economies.
Marilyn McNeil-Morin is Chair of George Brown's School of Fashion Studies.
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Avenue, Toronto
Kirsty Robertson will moderate a panel that brings together artisan makers and manufacturing specialists, as well as those who are mentoring the next generation of producers. The conversation will focus on the benefits of working at different scales of production, and the opportunities for building networks that encourage local production in Ontario. Kirsty will be joined by Arounna Khounnoraj of bookhou and Marilyn McNel-Morin of Fashion Exchange.
Dr. Kirsty Robertson is an Associate Professor in Contemporary Art and Museum Studies at Western University. Her research focuses on textiles, activism, visual culture, and changing economies.
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- Orders of 10 or more: $12 each
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Gift Passes are also available at our Front Receiption Desk during museum hours.
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