The Fibre Report with Joe Lewis
In June of 2007 I dropped in at the Lennox Contemporary Gallery on Ossington Avenue, Toronto, where the director knows my interest in textiles and fibre arts. He told me about a young woman who had been part of the recent York University annual group show of student work and that it was imperative I should meet her, Amanda McCavour, and that I would not believe her work. Within a few months several other people in the milieu insisted I meet her. Totally charmed and intrigued, I finally met her at the Craft Studios at Harbourfront Centre where she was doing a residency in the Textile Studio, and have been following her work since then.
Amanda participated in more than 30 group shows in the United States and Canada and was one of the participants in the Unity & Diversity exhibition in the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale (CICB) in South Korea, where Canada was the guest country. This exhibit was also shown at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
She returned to the Tyler School of Art, at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA as a M.F.A in 2012-13 for Fibers and Materials Studies.
While at school, she establishes herself within the Canadian textile and fibre arts community and has a broad range of professional experience to bring to her MA program by co-curating the Material Connections for the Lonsdale Gallery as part of the World of Threads Festival 2012. And she participated in this year’s En Avril, Quebec’s annual textile arts festival with a solo exhibition at Centre Materia.
Read more in our Festive 2013 issue.
Article by Joe Lewis
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