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Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape - Travelling

Exhibition Overview

In this interdisciplinary exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada, landmark Canadian artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collections are integrated with the work of contemporary Canadian artists creating a dialogue of personal and cultural expressions across time and space. Celebrating the imagination of landscape and the human presence in and around it, Dreamland: Textiles and the Canadian Landscape introduces a seamless play of storytelling, whimsy, utility and materiality, speaking to a continuity of patterns and practices that locate the past in the present – and the present in the past.

Artists include Amalie Atkins, Douglas Coupland, John Henry Fine Day, Jérôme Fortin, Grant Heaps, Jason McLean, Graeme Patterson, Ruth Scheuing, Michael Snow and Barbara Todd.

Curated by Shauna McCabe, Natalia Nekrassova, Sarah Quinton, and Roxane Shaughnessy.

Additional Information

  up to 50 artifacts from the TMC collection and works of contemporary artists.
Additional Resources
  Exhibition didactic panels, labels, educational resource guide.
  Please inquire
Full size:
Run FT/Sq. Ft
Facility Requirements
  Flexible space, professional museum environment
Rental Fee
  To be negotiated. For travelling exhibition package contact Sarah Quinton,
Amalie Atkins, <i>Embrace</i>, 2011, HD video, 3 minutes
Barbara Todd, <i>...all your troubles fall away</i>, 2008, wool, appliqué, and quilted, 249 x 260 cm
Grant Heaps, <i>Stag</i>, 2012, cotton, wool, linen, nylon, polyester, silk, 244 x 244 cm. Photo: Jennifer Rowsom
Douglas Coupland, <i>Future Prayer</i>, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 183 x 183 cm
Ruth Scheuing, <i>The White Pieces</i>, 2010, cotton, and synthetics, computer-assisted Jacquard weavings,  each piece 71 x 71 cm
Michael Snow, <i>Solar Breath (Northern Caryatids)</i>, 2002, colour video, 62 minutes
Jérôme Fortin, <i>Self Portrait no.4</i>, 2012, paper, bamboo, and double faced tape, variable dimensions
Graeme Patterson, <i>Monkey and Deer</i>, 2006, stop-motion animation, 12 minutes
Jason McLean, <i>America in the Fall</i>, 2011, mixed media, 175 x 152 cm
John Henry Fine Day, <i>Rez Dog in Flight</i>, 2006, rawhide, and sinew, 38 x 42 x 15 cm
Sampler, England, 1850, T95.0287
Hooked rug, Canada, early 20th century, T84.0117
Shirt, Canada, 19th century, T90.0078
Quilt, Canada, 19th century, T84.0062
Johnnie Kit-Elswa, Mat, Canada, c 1880, T88.0786
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