Saturday, February 27, 2016

the Liminal Project - artist talk, Sunday February 28 at 2pm, Mary E. Black Gallery

I will be giving an artist talk about my exhibition the Liminal Project at the Mary E. Black Gallery tomorrow (Sunday, February 28th) at 2pm.  If you are interested in learning more about my woven maps, my weaving process and the changing shorelines of Atlantic Canada, please come and check it out!  For more info, visit http://www.craft-design.ns.ca/exhibits/current-exhibition


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

the Liminal Project: Mary E. Black Gallery, 1061 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 28 - March 20, 2016

To view larger images, click on individual photos.

Greenwich Peninsula, PEI
2016;  16" x  34";  handwoven, embroidered; handspun wool, cotton.
 
 North Shore Tributary #1 
2014-15; 20" x 16.5"; handwoven, embroidered; handspun wool, cotton.


North Shore Tributaries #2
2014-15; 20" x 16.5"; handwoven, embroidered; handspun wool, cotton.


North Shore Tributaries #3
2014-15; 20" x 16.5"; handwoven, embroidered; handspun wool, cotton.

North Shore Tributaries #4
2014-15; 20" x 16.5"; handwoven, embroidered; handspun wool, cotton.

Installation of North Shore Tributaries # 1, 2, 3, 4
 Faulty Geology2015; 16" x 16"; handwoven, embroidered; handspun wool, cotton.
 Erosion, NB
2012-15; 22" x 40"; handwoven, embroidered; handspun wool, cotton. 
 West Point, PEI, 1959-2000
2011, 80" x 24.5", handwoven and embroidered, cotton.
 Bottle Cove, NL
2010-12; 37" x 28"; handwoven, embroidered; handspun wool, cotton. 
 Heights and Depths
2014-15; 16" x 28"; handwoven, embroidered; handspun wool, cotton.  
This Town is Small and Close to the Water
2011-12; 28.5" x 38.5"; handwoven, embroidered, hand-dyed; handspun wool, cotton, silk.  
 When the Tide Goes Out 
2010-15; 29" x 30"; handwoven, embroidered; handspun wool, cotton. 
Sable Island
2011-14; 53" 23"; handwoven, embroidered; cotton.  
 Archipelago
2011-ongoing; various dimensions (9 individual islands); crocheted; handspun wool.
While I was in Halifax last week installing my exhibition and getting ready for the opening, I was interviewed by two King's College journalism students.  Sophie Allen-Barron created a radio piece about the Liminal Project for CKDU and you can listen to it here:

And you can read Rachael Kelly's online piece here:
If you have any questions about the exhibition or individual pieces, please contact me at rilla13@yahoo.com.
 All images copyright Rilla Marshall 2016.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

upcoming exhibition: the Liminal Project


In two weeks time, my solo exhibition the Liminal Project, will open at the Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax NS.  This is a body of textile work I have been working on since 2010. I exhibited the works last winter in a smaller incarnation at the Annex Gallery at the Craft Council Gallery at Devon House in St. John's NL, but this exhibition will be in a larger gallery space and I have (somehoe) managed to create a couple more pieces in the past month. I am now busy putting the finishing touches on two last pieces and making sure all my ducks are in a row for installation the week of Jan. 25.

The Liminal Project explores the transitional space where land meets sea.  Aerial images, mapping techniques and geographical data are translated through the process of hand-weaving, embroidery and crochet. This collection of textile work interprets the changing shorelines of Canada's east coast, specifically the vulnerable shorelines of Prince Edward Island which are transformed annually by erosion, human activity, and potential sea level rise.  Striving to translate technical data about the landscape that surrounds us into tangible textiles, the Liminal Project attempts to bring the lay of the land back to human scale and give us insight into our own cultural narrative of memory, change and the geography of "home".

The opening reception will take place on Thursday Jan. 28th at 6pm and the exhibition will be up until March 20, 2016. I hope to post a few more photos of the works that are part of the exhibition in the next week or two....stay tuned!