Intertwined exhibition in the MOEC from September 15-27

poster design by Manon Fraser
Posted: Tue, 2018-09-11 08:16



September 15 – 27, 2018


The Faculties of Art, Design & Dynamic Media, and Culture & Community, and The Aboriginal Gathering Place at Emily Carr University of Art + Design present Intertwined, a group exhibition exploring the myriad ways in which textiles and fibers have come to play a prominent role in shaping contemporary artistic practice in the University community. Presented in conjunction with the Textile Society of America symposium taking place in Vancouver this September, the exhibition highlights the growing presence of textile concepts, methods, and materials intertwined across program areas at the University. Intertwined features work by 57 ECU students, faculty, staff, and recent alumni.


More and more, artists and designers at ECU are embracing the historical, political, and conceptual dimensions of working with textiles and fiber media to produce exciting work in sculpture and installation, garment production, smart design, print, tapestry, painting, furniture, photography, sound, and video. Woven, stitched, dyed, stretched, collected or deconstructed, the interdisciplinary works on view in Intertwineddraw from diverse textile traditions and touch on a range of thematic concerns including identity, cultural heritage, gender, time, interactivity and social space, the environment, domesticity, ritual, ornamentation, and language. Textile practices are indeed thriving at ECU;Intertwined reflects a new wave of students, faculty, staff, and recent alumni exploring the countless possibilities of working with textiles and fibers in contemporary art and design.


Curated by:

Kate Giles

Emily Hermant
Chelsea Yuill

Jen Hiebert

Brenda Crabtree

Helene Day Fraser

Ruth Beer