Friday, May 16, 2014

Hard Twist 9: Fiber Optics

Deadline: June 6, 2014 {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

Hard Twist 9: Fiber Optics
Gladstone Hotel

Toronto, ON
September 11-December 28, 2014

Hard Twist 9 Fibre Optics – Textiles in the Digital Age focuses on what happens when textiles engage with computer technology. For this ninth edition of the Gladstone’s hallmark textile art show, artists are asked to submit work that is formed by, illustrates, uses or otherwise relates to the combination of textiles and digital technology. Or vice versa!

There are only three criteria; work must:
● be textile or fibre related with a connection to this year’s theme
● explore or express ideas of the relationship between digital and analog modes
● be designed to hang on a wall or be lightly suspended from a ceiling – we are unable to accept free standing work due to the nature of the exhibition space

Hard Twist has become an important annual event within the Canadian textile art community as well as being a signature event for the Gladstone. Hard Twist 9 is pleased to partner with the 2014 World of Threads Festival. Successful will be notified by June 30th.

Hard Twist 9 Jurors:
Meaghan McDonald Toronto artist
Theresa Van Groll Practicing designer, technologist and textile historian.
Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell – Hard Twist curators
Britt Welter Nolan – Managing Director Artistic Projects, Gladstone Hotel (exofficio)

There is no submission fee!

Admin fee: $100 + HST = $113 (to be paid to hotel only on acceptance)

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The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1J6