NBCCD’s annual textiles exhibition opens April 25

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Human Made – A Textile Design Exhibition runs April 25-May 21 at the George Fry Gallery

Prepare to immerse yourself in the world of artisanal craftsmanship with the unveiling of Human Made, a captivating exhibition by the Textile Design Studio at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD). 

The George Fry Gallery proudly presents Human Made, showcasing the dedication and artistry of students, faculty, and technicians of the Textile Design Studio. From April 25 to May 21, visitors are invited to explore the intricate beauty of handmade textiles and witness the transformative  power of the human touch. 

There will be an opening reception on April 25, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. Meet the artists, learn about their creative process, and get a glimpse of the skill and craftsmanship that goes into every stitch and weave.  

About the Exhibition

In a world where machine-made textiles dominate, the NBCCD Textile Design Studio upholds the  ethos of manual craftsmanship and human scale. The show Human Made celebrates this  commitment. The exhibition showcases the studio’s dedication to learning and mastery within  textile artistry. Each piece reflects the artist’s journey of learning and growth, highlighting the  various stages of artistic development and the richness of traditional techniques. 

Human Made not only celebrates the artistry and dedication of its participants but also serves as  a testament to the studio’s mission and significance within the craft community. The exhibition  offers a diverse array of mediums and styles, including weaving, machine knitting, felting,  spinning, screen printing, and dyeing. It places a spotlight on natural materials such as wool,  cotton, linen, and silk, demonstrating the studio’s dedication to sustainability and craftsmanship.

Human Made provides a unique opportunity for students to refine their craft, engage in critical  discourse, and cultivate their artistic voice. It features eighteen artists, ranging from first and  second-year students, faculty members, and a technician.  

Rachel MacGillivray, the studio coordinator of the Textiles Design studio, emphasizes that they value community over competition and the studio’s philosophy of making the world a softer place. They are proud of the students’ work and are very excited to show the public the process and the  value behind each original design produced in the studio.  

Hand Made | April 25 – May 21 | George Fry Gallery – 408 Queen Street | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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