Fibre Artist & Curator Interviews

Since the series was launched, Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate have been interviewing local, national or international fibre artists. We have published 135 artist interviews and 5 Curator Interviews to date. Join us as we create a comprehensive archive of some of the most exciting fibre artists in the world. People have subscribed from 86 countries. Subscribe here...

 

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Join us for Festival 2023!

Fall 2023

Next Call for Submissions:

April 2023


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World of Threads Festival

After a long hiatus because of Covid, The World of Threads Festival is booked for Fall of 2023 in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. We are really excited to have our next Call for Submissions in Spring 2023. We look forward to seeing all the new work you've been making since our last Festival in 2018.

The festival is one of the most vibrant fibre arts festivals in the world. We showcase contemporary fibre and textile art in all forms. Our last Festival featured 303 artworks by 65 artists from Canada, Denmark, England, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Russia and USA. The Festival was a huge success with attendance over 60,000 who came out to see the show.

The festival is not-for-profit organization with charitable status. It's focused around Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and organized and curated by Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate. Learn more...


Synchronistic Curating:

Something that's different about World of Threads is that we let the art guide us. We don't have predetermined curatorial ideas or impose our concepts on the artists. Eact festival is a blank slate. Shows develop entirely out of the submissions received. To find our thematic exhibitions we look for connections between thousands of artworks from around the world. Over time the shows emerge. We also choose the strongest bodies of work for solo shows.

Awards


2016 Community Spirit Arts Award:
Dawne Rudman

Recognizing an individual that through their volunteerism has made an invaluable contribution to the Oakville community and contributed to nurturing and enhancing the arts.

 

2015 Community Impact Arts Award:
Dawne Rudman and Gareth Bate

Recipients for bringing global attention to Oakville and elevating the fibre/textile art form around the world.