Culture Days @ TPL: Collaborative Textile Landscapes

Toronto Public Library - Runnymede Branch

2178 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1M8

Toronto, ON

Craft

Design

Fibre & textile arts

Library

Visual arts

Kat will facilitate a collaborative textile project, inviting participants to create representations of themselves in the form of trees made out of wire, yarn and fabric. As the trees are incorporated into a shared landscape, they enter in a dialogue with the land and its past, present and future inhabitants. Roots and branches bring to mind generational histories, and invite questions such as ”What does it mean to be transplanted to a land away from your ancestors? Who is being displaced so we can thrive?” As participants witness the forest expand and change, they will explore the idea of community and what it means to be included: How do we ensure that we thrive, if we have unique strengths and needs? Can we rely on others around us to help? Are we competing or collaborating? Growing together or apart? What does it mean to be resilient? The majority of the materials used in this workshop will be reclaimed (i.e.diverted from the landfill), demonstrating how we can care for our planet by reducing waste. This program is produced by Ontario Culture Days in partnership with Toronto Public Library.

This event is free.

Fri Sep 25
Sat Sep 26
Sun Sep 27

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Organized by

Kat Singer

Kat Singer is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, activist and educator, whose work spans an ever-expanding range of media including photography, street art, painting, textile, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and performance. Kat is passionate about sustainability and creative reuse, and work predominantly with recycled materials. Their work has been shown at a range of venues and events, including the Scotiabank Contact Festival, Textile Museum of Canada, and Rendezvous With Madness Festival. Kat speaks at conferences, facilitates art-making sessions, and collaborates with arts-based initiatives that help build community and empower individuals living on the margins. Community projects such as Culture Days @ the Library provide Kat with opportunities to advocate for more diverse representation within the arts.

This event is part of a hub:

  • Culture Days @ Toronto Public Library

    Culture Days Toronto, ON

    Join us for a special series of Culture Days programming at Toronto Public Library. Branches across the city will be offering hands-on artist-led activities rooted in the theme of Creativity, the Arts and Well-being with a focus on storyte...

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Location

2178 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6S 1M8

Toronto, ON

Event Contact

Ontario Culture Days

on@culturedays.ca

(416) 964-7555

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible.