Fibre art moves to higher ground at Guelph Civic Museum

Guelph, ON, Friday, June 14, 2013: See how fibre artists from across Canada and the UK are pushing the boundaries during Higher Ground, an exhibition at Guelph Civic Museum by Connections, a group of contemporary fibre artists who explore the many diverse styles of contemporary textile art.

Guest curator Helen Hughes, a Guelph textile artist, has gathered together 40 pieces representing the group’s 28 artists, including five Guelph area artists. The featured artworks are diverse in style and push traditional boundaries of both process and subject matter in textile art.

Started in 1999, Connections is a group of fibre artists who wish to combine their various experiences and knowledge of different techniques, styles and mediums to create unusual and challenging textile-based work as individuals and also in collaboration. Following their mandate, the group “hope to combine our experience with experimentation to continue to develop and widen the boundaries of stitchery and fibre art, expressing our individual ideas and feelings in the process.”

Higher Ground is on display until October 20. Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street.

The Museum is open daily from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Admission: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors & Students. Free for Guelph Museums members.

For more information, call 519-836-1221 or visit guelph.ca/museum

Media contact

Val Harrison
Coordinator of Public Programs, Guelph Museums
Community and Social Services, City of Guelph
519-836-1221 extension 2773
val.harrison@guelph.ca