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Gardens, museums and a room with a view

TranslatorSpent today in Tokyo checking out the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace. Owing to a recent snow and ice storm branches littered the grounds, but it was still a beautiful (if chilly) walk. We are very early to expect … Continue reading

18. February 2014 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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He(art) Bomb | King Eddy

Translator …seen recently at Calgary’s historic music venue the King Eddy, soon to be home to the Cantos National Music Centre. Visit the Cantos at the King Eddy facebook page HERE. via Stacey Floris

22. September 2010 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Battleground: War Rugs from Afghanistan

Translator Battleground: War Rugs from Afghanistan, curated by Max Allen is currently at the Confederation Centre for the Arts in Prince Edward Island until January 24, 2010. The exhibition is being circulated by the Textile Museum of Canada. Find more … Continue reading

11. November 2009 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Bernie Lubell at FACT

TranslatorI recently had the pleasure of meeting artist Bernie Lubell at Fact (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool.  Prior to my visit to Fact I had no knowledge  at all of Bernie Lubell’s work.  He seemed delighted to learn, however, … Continue reading

20. October 2009 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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El Anatsui at Glenbow Museum Friday

Translator The Canadian Art Foundation presents Art Talks: Canadian Art International Speaker Series in collaboration with venues across the country. Glenbow Museum is pleased to host famed Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui who will present a slide lecture outlining his storied career. … Continue reading

29. September 2009 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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The Museum of Touch

Translator Lesley Bricknell, `Preservation` series (work in progress) partially constructed textile, lace imprints (photo image) Every now and again an essay comes along that is totally inspirational and for me it is ‘From the Museum of Touch’ by Susan Stewart … Continue reading

24. July 2009 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Inspiration Sources

Translator As an artist I find inspiration in all sorts of mundane places. Hardware shops, charity shops, thrift stores. An enormous influence on my work, however, is the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall. It is the world’s largest collection … Continue reading

16. March 2009 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Robert Fyke, in memoriam

TranslatorI am very sad to announce the passing of Robert Fyke, a long time war rug collector and researcher on January 21, 2009. I met Rob when I took up a position at The Nickle Arts Museum at the University … Continue reading

24. February 2009 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Moral Fibres at The Nickle Arts Museum

Translatorimage: Dominique Blain, Japan Apologizes, 1993, silk, cotton, ink MORAL FIBRES: Textiles from The Nickle CollectionsUntil September 27, 2008 at The Nickle Arts MuseumCurated by Michele Hardy Cloth is uniquely associated with life and the expression of intimate and shared … Continue reading

13. September 2008 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Tapestries Curator Chosen as New MET Director

TranslatorVisitors at “Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor” an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum that Thomas P. Campbell curated in 2007 “Ending months of fervid speculation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art reached into its own ranks on Tuesday and … Continue reading

11. September 2008 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Digital Threads nominated for a Webby

Translatorhttp://www.digitalthreads.ca/ has been nominated for a ‘Webby’ in the category of “Net Art” meaning a contemporary art experience that only exists online. Digital Threads is an interactive Web environment that highlights new digital artworks by Canadian artists Jennifer Angus, Joanna … Continue reading

15. April 2008 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Central Asian Textiles at the Nickle Arts Museum

TranslatorDecember 7, 2007 – April 26, 2008, Curated by Michele HardyIllustration: Turkmen Tent Band (detail), mid 19th century Central Asia is home to a number of tribal groups with rich and varied textile traditions. Many of these speak to tribal … Continue reading

01. February 2008 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Robyn Love’s soft memorials

TranslatorI first came across the work of artist Robyn Love in the publication By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art while developing a studio knitting course. The artist’s extravigant application of hand knitting on grave markers and memorials … Continue reading

21. October 2007 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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