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Vernissage: Topologies of Time at Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Oct 14

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EXHIBITION RUNS FROM OCT 10 TO DEC 16, 2017

A unique exploration into the history of our local area’s woolen mills by two outstanding artists.

Using salt crystallization, Noelle Hamlyn (Mississauga, ON) showcases machinery frozen in time. Representing the long hours invested in repetitive industrial work, these crystallized creations evoke the sweat, labour, and tears of the workers, together with the loss of the industry. The exhibit also hints at the political importance of cloth and the social roles of women and children 150 years ago. Noelle will present a performance during the exhibit.

Jenny McMaster (Gatineau, QC) uses maps as a tool for her performance art. Historic maps of Almonte from the Museum’s permanent collection inspired the works of fibre art created for this exhibit. They ranged from municipal insurance maps from 150 years ago to blueprints showing the redirected water forced through the turbines of the local mills. Jenny will also perform during the exhibition.

Noelle Hamlyn & Jenny McMaster.

Venue

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
3 Rosamond St. E
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
Canada


Phone: 613-256-3754
Website: Click to Visit

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Phone: 613-256-3754
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