Polytopia, World of Threads Festival 2012


The World of Threads Festival is an international showcase of contemporary fibre art and in 2012 exhibited the work of nearly 200 artists from 12 countries and 8 Canadian provinces. Diverse wall and sculptural pieces and installations in a wide variety of fibre media will be exhibited in 11 exhibitions in Oakville and 10 shows  in Toronto.

9 to 25 November 2012

Red Room at 401 Richmond Galleries
North lobby area

401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Canada
Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Meet the Artists at the Opening

5:00  to 7:00 pm
Friday, 9 November 2012

Protrusion, part of World of Threads Festival

Gold Staple, a large installation of the ongoing Polytopia textile art project was be installed in the Protrusion exhibition that showed the work of four textile artists:

Magda Wojtyra
Lynn Kelly
Robyn Thomas
Ying Yueh-Chuang

World of Threads Festival

The Festival website has information about every exhibition, lists of exhibiting artists, and Events Calendars to plan your visit. Please note that the Toronto shows open a week after the Oakville shows. All exhibition dates, times and openings vary, and some shows remain open longer, closing after the official close of the Festival.

Location and Installation

The installation site is the east wall of the Red Room, just to the left of the entrance at 401 Richmond.

Cold pyramidal quilt with a shiny, metallic, gold texture.
One of the installation components going up on the wall. This piece is made of foiled nylong wallpaper.
Pyramidal quilt of many colour hangs semi vertically.
The main element in the Polytopia installation at 401 Richmond.
East wall of the Red Room, 401 Richmond Galleries, Toronto.

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