Greater Toronto: New Artist Textiles

Date: May 6-8, 2016 in New York City & September 16-18, 2016 in London, UK
Curated by: Shauna McCabe and Sarah Quinton

Opening reception Friday May 6, 6 - 8:30 pm
Exhibition on view from Saturday May 7 – Sunday May 8, 12 - 6 pm

The London Design Festival: 16 – 18 September 2016


Presented by the Textile Museum of Canada, Greater Toronto is a landmark project showcasing the launch of a new generation of artist textiles by Toronto artists. Commissioned to produce new textile designs, ten contemporary artists extend their interdisciplinary explorations in the form of printed fabrics on view at the Textile Arts Center from May 6-8, 2016. Printable on demand, these printed fabrics will be available for the first time at NYCxDESIGN.

"Artist textiles” are experiencing a resurgence, buoyed by interest in mid-century modern and current DIY practices, as well as textile designs of renowned artists from Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall to Andy Warhol and Louise Bourgeois. Infusing commercial production with individual style, textile production facilitates creative investigation at the boundaries of art, craft, fashion and design. Highlighting the spirit of design in everyday life, Greater Toronto brings together highly visual works with critical appeal, each exploring global conversations about contemporary culture and our collective landscapes.

Featuring textile designs by Kim Adams, Jaime Angelopoulos, Bill  Burns, Lyn Carter, Bonnie Devine, Ed Pien, Tazeen Qayyum, Anu Raina, Seth, and Gary Taxali.

Greater Toronto is made possible with the financial assistance of the Toronto Arts Council. The Textile Museum of Canada is also grateful for the support of Design Your Fabric by the Emerson Group, Entcounsel and the Textile Arts Center.


Greater Toronto: New Artist Textiles are available for purchase through the TMC Shop!