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Hard Twist 10 | Memory

The tenth annual edition of the Gladstone Hotel’s signature show of textile-based art explores the many and complex relationships between cloth and memory.

Memory winds its way through textiles, a constant thread that runs through the earliest archaeological fragments, the latest experimental synthetics and everything in between. Textiles hold memory, recall memory, record – and occasionally obscure – memory. In some recent incarnations they even have memory.

Hard Twist has become an important annual event within the Canadian textile art community as well as being a signature event for the Gladstone.

2015 Participating Artists:

Jamie Ashforth, Libs Elliott+ Joshua Davis, Dylan Fish, Michelle Forsyth, Jen Hamilton, Harneet Heer, Jenny Iserman, Paula John, Mary Kroetsch, Nickolas Lascot, Andrew MacDonald, Judith E Martin, Andrew McPhail, Joyce Melander-Dayton, Lise Melhorn-Boe, Lheila Palumbo, Sam Pedicelli, Leslie Putnam, Anu Raina, Elycia SFA, Rob Shostak, Rebecca Siemering, Alec Sutherland, Lukus Toane, Andrea Vander Kooij, Helene Vosters,


Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell

2015 Jurors:

Melanie Egan – Head of Craft and Design, Harbourfront Centre

Elizabeth Elliott – Textile Artist, Toronto

Sarah Quinton – Curatorial Director, Textile Museum of Canada

Download Hard Twist 10 Gladstone Hotel 2015 here