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Hard Twist 13: Thread

Exhibition Runtime: August 15th 2018 – January 6, 2019 (12-5pm daily)
Opening Reception: September 6th, 7-10pm
3rd + 4th Floor Galleries 

The Gladstone Hotel is pleased to present Hard Twist 13: Thread, the thirteenth annual edition of the Gladstone Hotel’s signature show of textile-based art, invites artists to submit work on the theme of thread.

Thread as connection, thread as communication, thread as way-finding. “Thread” in all its multifarious meanings, following the clues implicit in the fabric of language that guide us in the navigation of our complex lives.

PS: “clue” derives from “clew”, whose original meaning was “a ball of thread”.

Hard Twist is an important annual event within the Canadian textile art community as well as being a signature exhibition program for the Gladstone Hotel.

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Hard Twist 13 Participants:
Cath Adele, Caitlin Barrie, Liz Caroline, Stéphanie Cloutier, Michel Dumont, Christianna Ferguson, Mandy Forbes, Kate Gorman, Samar Hejazi, Lindsay Jeevar-Grater, Ketzia Kobrah, Sangmin Lee, Louise Spiritcougar Lefebvre, Sarah Malekzadeh, Nicola McGarry, Maddie McNeely, Jackie Partridge, Liz Pead, Sam Pedicelli, Randi Pert, Eliza Plumley, Laura Sbrizzi, Lois Schklar, Elaine Stewart, Tina Struthers, Asma Sultana, Kimberly Tucker, Saskia Wassing, Helen Weston, Jennifer Wigmore

Curated Helena Frei + Chris Mitchell

2018 Jurors:
Sean Lee, Gallery Manager – Tangled Art Disability
Joe Lewis, Weaver and Writer
Liz Pead – Artist and 2017 Hard Twist participant
Lukus Toane – Ex-Officio

Banner art by Randi Pert