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Call for submissions: The Canadian Sesquicentennial Quilt

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canada, and as part of the Inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial organized by the Art Gallery of Burlington and Craft Ontario, you are invited to submit a quilted square to be included in The Canadian Sesquicentennial Quilt.

Participants are encouraged to share their ideas and memories about their region and of what it means to be Canadian. We are seeking submissions from all across Canada.

Quilted squares can be 12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cm) or 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm). No other format will be accepted. The squares will be assembled to create The Canadian Sesquicentennial Quilt. The quilt will then be exhibited as part of the Biennial.

Canadian Craft Biennial
The first Canadian Craft Biennial will be held August 19 to October 29, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Burlington. The Biennial will include a national craft exhibition, an emerging craft maker provincial exhibition, as well as a two-day conference (one day in Toronto and one day in Burlington). The conference will be presented with multiple partners in both cities. An international ceramist, Anton Reijnders from the Netherlands, will present recent work in a solo exhibition, as well as to conduct master workshops and deliver the keynote address. Up to six Canadian makers and six curators/writers will be invited to participate in a ten-day residency. The writing residency will be under the direction of Studio Magazine, which will publish their final piece in one of its following issues.

Squares should be made of fabric and be 12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cm) or 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm). A brochure will be available providing the list of all participants.

Mail by April 30, 2017 to:

Denis Longchamps – Canadian Quilt
Art Gallery of Burlington
1333 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON
L7S 1A9

Include your name full address and email so we can keep you informed of the project and email you photos of the final quilt. For more information contact Denis at denis@agb.life

At the end of the Biennial, the quilt will be offered for touring across the country. For inquiry to present the quilt in your region contact denis@agb.life


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