Textile Design Exhibition

Human Made

Human Made

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.

This exhibition is available from April 25 to May 21 at The George Fry Gallery.

The George Fry Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and located at 408 Queen St., Fredericton, NB.

Learn moreTextile Design

Textile Design is a two-year studio-based Diploma program that can be completed in four semesters of study.
The studio is committed to building community and growing the Canadian sustainable textiles economy
through teaching a wide range of traditional and non-traditional techniques united with modern technology
such as computer-assisted design. After learning both Weaving and Machine Knitting in the first semester,
students pick a major between the two and will be provided a solid theoretical and practical foundation in these
areas. Students are supported in finding their own voice and interests within these majors that can be applied
to an occupation or individual artistic practice ranging from production goods to one of a kind.


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