Lectures

Janet Morton, Strange Music, fibre performance, 2012

Artist and Curator Talks

The Caroline Dukes Memorial Artist Talk with Janet Morton (Guelph, ON)

  • March 31, 2016, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main Street

Free!

Co-presented with the Manitoba Craft Council

Morton’s work playfully and critically examines our relationship to the natural world and everyday objects. Since 1992, she has used knitting and sewing as blatant low-tech metaphors. By using stereotypically domestic techniques and recycled materials, Morton explores issues of consumption and how “value” is assigned to objects and time investment.

  • Janet Morton

    Janet Morton has exhibited internationally since 1992 and can be found in collections including that of the National Gallery of Canada. Her work playfully and critically examines our relationship to the natural world and everyday objects, using knitting and sewing symbolically as blatant, low-tech metaphors. By working with stereotypically domestic techniques and recycled materials, Morton explores issues of consumption and how value is assigned to objects and time. Morton lives in Guelph, Ontario and is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto.