Curated by Gareth Bate, Nov. 9 - Dec 1, 2012
Common Thread International Exhibition
Curatorial Statement | List of Artists 401 Richmond St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Installation View   Lynn Kelly   Lynn Kelly   Lynn Kelly
    Toronto, Ontario   Toronto, Ontario   Toronto, Ontario
Installation View   Magda Wojtyra   Magda Wojtyra   Magda Wojtyra
    Toronto, Ontario   Toronto, Ontario   Toronto, Ontario
Robyn Thomas   Robyn Thomas   Installation View   Installation View
Toronto, Ontario   Toronto, Ontario        
Ying-Yueh Chuang   Ying-Yueh Chuang   Ying-Yueh Chuang   Ying-Yueh Chuang
Toronto, Ontario   Toronto, Ontario   Toronto, Ontario   Toronto, Ontario


Curatorial Statement

The four artists in this exhibition were unified by the idea of protrusion. In the Red Room, Lynn Kelly's site-specific felted tree installation made for the Festival, protruded from the floor and appeared to puncture the ceiling, reappearing in the second floor stairwell. Magda Wojtyra's landscape of colourful cones sprung out from the wall into a pointed magical landscape. Robyn Thomas's magazine hooked Flare, spiked out from the surface. Ying Yueh-Chuang's solo exhibition in the Roastery Coffee House featured ceramic flowers which protruded from her fabric backgrounds.

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Common Thread International Exhibitions

The Common Thread International exhibitions are the flagship shows of the World of Threads Festival. Hundreds of artists from around the world submitted bodies of work, installations or individual pieces to the Festival. Multiple curators from various Oakville and Toronto galleries have created exciting exhibitions based on their own unique interests. We bring international contemporary fibre art to Oakville and the Toronto area as well as highlight the strength of our local artists.





Red Room (Front Entrance) & Second Story Stairwell

Roastery Coffee House



Gareth Bate Design



401 Richmond St. West joined the Festival for 2012. There were shows in the Red Room, at the side of the front entrance, and the Roastery Coffee House on the ground floor. The building is a central arts hub in Toronto.

Special Thanks to Gallery Liaison Erin MacKeen.