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Hard Twist 15: Agenda

Exhibition dates: September 3, 2020 to January 3, 2021


Hard Twist, the Gladstone Hotel’s annual contemporary textile and fibre arts exhibition, is now accepting submissions. The 2020 exhibition asks what’s the agenda? Or, what is an agenda? Or, what’s your agenda?

Whether checking a schedule, or promoting concepts that can shape the course of history, or engaging with one’s personal values, contemporary life can be seen through the lens of agenda.

Whether we’re claiming the agenda, putting forth an agenda, owning the agenda, coming together through a common agenda, negotiating conflicting agendas, aligning oneself with an agenda, making a personal agenda, dealing with a financial agenda, political agenda, environmental agenda or social agenda, our world is shaped by multiple agendas. 

Hard Twist 15: Agenda invites artists  to submit textile-based work that speaks to meeting the challenges in navigating the myriad agendas of 2020, be it with resistance, passivity or passion.

Work will be displayed in the Gladstone Hotel’s 3rd and 4th floor galleries.

Image: Khadija Aziz, Hard Twist 2019

Work must:

  • explore or express ideas connected to this year’s theme 
  • be textile or fibre related and use textiles or fibres as the primary material
  • be designed to hang on a wall or be lightly suspended from a ceiling – we are generally unable to accept free standing work due to the nature of the exhibition space

For more details and how to apply, visit the application.