Presented in partnership between the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Niagara Artists Centre and the Textile Museum of Canada with artist Catherine Heard.
In Part 1 of the program, Calgary-based textile artist and designer Shiemara Hogarth will lead a conversation with Heard on how themes of political activism, collaboration, and community are manifested in Redwork: The Emperor of Atlantis.
In part 2 of the program, hosted by the Textile Museum of Canada on Sunday May 9, 2021, 2–4 pm, Heard and Hogarth will lead an online sewing circle to embroider patches for Redwork: The Emperor of Atlantis, and participants are encouraged to engage in dialogue and idea exchange.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Catherine Heard’s textile work is simultaneously attractive and repulsive, delving into primal anxieties about the body. Frequently, she uses historical craft techniques as foils for abject subject matter.
Born in Jamaica, Shiemara Hogarth migrated to Canada in 2005, settling in Brampton, Ontario. With a practice that draws on weaving, screen- and digital- printing, felting, embroidery, and more recently, explorations in 3D printing, her work is heavily focused on narrative.