Critical Discussion

Barb Hunt, Tree Rings, vintage buttons, velvet, thread, 110 x 110 cm, 2019

Thinking Through Thread

Thinking Through Thread with Barb Hunt - October Meeting

  • October 6, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Online with Zoom

Free! For women and gender minority fibre artists. Registration opens September 15 at 2pm. Register by emailing barb@mawa.ca. Spaces are limited. 

This seven-month fibre intensive (September – March) will focus on the magic of how threads are transformed into art. Each session will delve into a different aspect of textiles as witnesses to our lives. Topics will include: the environment; love, healing, and the body; death, mourning, and the spiritual; clothing; identity and memory; activist and performative textiles; and the future of fibre. Threads of feminist thinking will run through each session, as will the importance of Indigenous threads. Sessions will include slide lectures, readings, discussion, looking at the work of artists and makers and more. 

Topics will include: identity and memory (Sept 8); the environment (Oct 6); love, healing, and the body (Nov 10); activist and performative textiles (Dec 8); clothing (Jan 12, 2022); death, mourning, and the spiritual (Feb 9);  identity and memory; and the future of fibre (Mar 9). 

  • Barb Hunt

    Barb Hunt has a Diploma in Art from the University of Manitoba and an MFA in Fibres from Concordia University. Her work has been shown across Canada and internationally, and she has received numerous awards and grants. For over 20 years she taught visual and textile art at the post-secondary level.