First Friday Lecture: Text in Contemporary Fibre Art by Riva Symko

  • Friday, September 2, 2022
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB
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Just as written phrases are composed of letters and words, textiles are made with fibers and yarns. Like written language (letters, words), visual texts (lines, colours, images) harbour pre-existing discourses and histories that are not always obvious at first glance. Let’s “read between the seams”…

Online broadcasts will feature ASL translation. Within a couple of weeks, the First Friday Lectures will be posted with captioning and ASL at

  • Dr. Riva Symko (she/her/white settler) is Head of Collections and Exhibitions and Curator of Canadian Art at WAG-Qaumajuq. Her primary areas of critical and cultural research include feminist theory, theories of authenticity and originality, and anti-colonial pedagogy and methodology.

Free, everyone welcome! Please wear a mask if attending in person. Zoom link: