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Anne Devittt, Emily Comeau, Janet Piper Jones, Emily Comeau, Amy George


Hard Twist 7: Touch Me, Feel Me

Independent Exhibition


The Gladstone Hotel

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Opening Reception: Thurs. Nov 1, 2012, 6 - 9 pm

Nov. 1, 2012 – Jan. 27, 2013
(NOTE: These dates are specific to this exhibition)

Address:1214 Queen St. West, Toronto, Ontario, (One block east of Dufferin)
Date: Nov. 1, 2012 – Jan. 27, 2013
Hours: 12 - 5 pm Daily
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Gladstone Hotel Website: Hard Twist Exhibition


Exhibition Description

This year’s Hard Twist offers the opportunity to get in touch with your inner textile aficionado – to knit your brows over the lint portraits, attempt to unravel the meaning of the stockinette-stitch QR codes, get tied up with a game of cat’s cradle or wound up over whether the embroidery that’s giving you the finger is a political statement or a personal insult. But whatever you do, however you feel, you must try the bee beard!

Hard Twist, an annual juried show of work that celebrates the intimate, layered and complex relationship between people and textile, has become an important annual event within the Canadian fibre art community and a signature event for the Gladstone since 2006.

Participants range from established artists with impressive track records to students in the process of refining their focus. The works are tiny and huge, straightforward and complex, representational and abstract, and speak of things as disparate as biblical lyrics, global warming and the fate of dryer lint.

Each year, co-curators Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell weave this wild diversity into a rich and complex tapestry inhabited by a powerful sense of human creativity.

Hard Twist 7 - Touch Me, Feel Me is pleased to partner with the 2012 World of Threads Festival

Download the 2012 Festival Exhibition Brochure.









The Gladstone Hotel's annual fibre exhibition Hard Twist will be partnering with the World of Threads Festival for the first time for 2012. Toronto's vibrant hotel is a central art hub in the city.

Toronto's Gladstone Hotel.