Credit: Barbara Heller
This collection of mindful textiles celebrates the earth and offers sustainable ideas in support of a healthier planet.
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A rise in clothing consumption and production has led to a dramatic increase in textile waste across the world. Nature’s Clothesline introduces the idea of sustainable textiles through upcycled art, textile creations and objects about sustainability. This collection of mindful textiles celebrates the earth and offers sustainable ideas in support of a healthier planet.
The exhibit showcases six renowned textile artists, including:
- Roxanne Charles
- Sola Fiedler
- Barbara Heller
- Sharon Kallis
- Ruth Scheuing
- Amy Walker
Works by the Peace Arch Weavers Society (PAWS) and objects from Native Shoes and Trans-Continental Textiles will also be featured.
"Nature's Clothesline" is the symbolic clotheslines of the world that draws a parallel between the idea of textile as a precious handmade item, and the commercial reality of textiles as a mass-produced disposable commodity. How people use and discard textiles matters to the world we live in. Our clothing choices have a real consequence to the health of the planet.
The Five R's
The world is airing its dirty laundry, not on a clothesline, but in the landfills and oceans. We can no longer go along ignoring the repercussions of fast fashion and mass production. Nature's Clothesline ties together a group of textile artists and ideas that offer awareness, insight, and celebration. All are connected by the theme of nature and invite us to Re-think, Re-create, Respond, Recycle and Rejoice.
9:30am - 4:30pm