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"Fables in Yarn" Collaborative Art Creation with Alisa McRonald


Craft Fibre & textile arts Visual arts
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Trinity Bellwoods Park

790 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Join Alisa McRonald's immersive textile art experience at the 2023 Queen West Art Crawl during Ontario Culture Days. Learn punch-needling and contribute to a vibrant collaborative artwork celebrating folklore and fables.

Registration for this event is not required, but participation is based on a first come first serve basis. Please register to get a reminder before the event!

Date: September 23rd & 24th, 2023

Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Trinity Bellwoods Park, 790 Queen St West, Toronto at the Ontario Culture Days Booth

Venue Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible, Washrooms Available, Free street parking and paid GreenP streets and lots.

Program Description:

Alisa McRonald is a contemporary textile artist who experiments with themes of folklore, fables and the esoteric. For her residency, Alisa will create colourful, contemporary punch-needle wall-hangings and host an exhibition of these wall-hangings. She will facilitate a large-scale collective art piece during the 2023 Queen West Art Crawl that takes place during the Ontario Culture Days Festival. Here art lovers will be invited to learn the art of punch-needling on-site and to contribute to this collaborative art piece.

About the Artist:

Alisa McRonald’s woven and needle-punched weirdos live in the ironic pop-culture paradise of a Queer GenX Feminist. As a contemporary textile artist, she has always straddled the line between art and craft. Alisa’s sustainable creative practice involves making her own tools and textiles through scavenging and recycling as a way to connect her current work to the past. Alisa maintains her art practice in Guelph where she is a mentor, teacher and facilitator. She has exhibited and performed both nationally and internationally and has been featured in the publications, curatorial lists and shops of institutions like the Ontario Craft Council and the Textile Museum of Canada.


This program is a part of the Creatives In Residence series by Ontario Culture Days.



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Ontario Culture Days is dedicated to fostering the public’s engagement with Ontario’s arts, culture and heritage as a means of enriching our communities while supporting the vibrancy and sustainability of our sector.