Monday, February 09, 2015

Hard Twist 10 – Memory

Deadline: April 30, 2015 {ONLINE} or {EMAIL} or {RECEIVE}

Hard Twist 10 – Memory
Gladstone Hotel

Toronto, ON
August 27 to December 27, 2015

Hard Twist 10 – Memory, the tenth annual edition of the Gladstone Hotel’s signature show of textile-based art, invites artists to explore the many and complex relationships between cloth and memory.

Memory winds its way through textiles, a constant thread that runs through the earliest archeological fragments, the latest experimental synthetics and everything in between. Textiles hold memory, recall memory, record - and occasionally obscure - memory. In some recent incarnations they even have memory.

There are only three criteria:

● be textile or fibre related
● explore or express ideas connected to this year’s theme
● 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 10 Jurors:

Melanie Egan Head of Craft, Harbourfront Centre
Elizabeth Elliott Textile Artist, Toronto
Sarah Quinton Curatorial Director, Textile Museum of Canada
Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell – Hard Twist curators
Britt Welter-Nolan – Managing Director Artistic Projects, Gladstone Hotel (exofficio)

Admin fee: $100 + HST = $113 (to be paid to hotel only on acceptance)
There is no submission fee

Download Prospectus for complete details:

Online Submission Form

Visit website:

Hard Twist
c/o The Gladstone Hotel
Attn: Chris Mitchell/Helena Frei
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1J6