Mending the Museum: Exhibition & Workshops

Mending the Museum: Digital Exhibition and Online & In-Person Workshops

Mending the Museum invites ten artists, namely: Shaheer Zazai, Khadija Aziz, denirée isabel, Lan “Florence” Yee, Paola Torres Núñez del Prado, kaya joan, Juan Pablo Hernández Gutiérrez, Chiedza Pasipanodya, Habiba El Sayed and Kendra Yee, to intervene in the Gardiner Museum and the Textile Museum of Canada’s archives via digital artworks and community workshops exploring cultural ancestry and futurisms. The digital exhibition is now live and can be viewed at the exhibition’s official website.

Upcoming Workshops:

Digital Rug Making
April 6, 2024 | 11am – 1pm ET | Register here
Virtual Zoom Session

Join artist Shaheer Zazai in “Digital Rug Making”. The aim of the workshop will be to discuss and play around with the visual vocabulary of colours and numbers that exist both in digital images as well as textiles. Through this workshop participants can create their own patterns and designs using computer programs such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs. The workshop will include a background on the artist’s practice, process and thoughts on the relationship of textiles to computers and digital image making. Through a group activity, participants will also be guided by the artist in creating collaborative imagery.

Collaborative Sound Piece Workshop
April 20, 2024 | 2 – 4pm ET | Register here
Textile Museum of Canada, 55 Centre Ave, Toronto, ON M5G 2H5

We invite youth 8-18 years old to join artists and educators Camila Salcedo and Karina Roman in a workshop inspired by Paola Torres Núñez del Prado’s artwork titled, Sonic Waraca. In this 2-hour workshop, participants will explore the Textile Museum’s education collection of global textiles to create a collaborative sound piece using computerized audio interfaces. Through doing so, participants will activate the collection through sensory means of touch and sound. Participants will be guided through sound meditation, learn about the cultural significance of some of the collection items, begin to identify textile techniques and get to experiment collaboratively.

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The Mending the Museum project is supported by the Canada Council of the arts.