Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Carley Mullally: VANS summer in Residence Artist

Congratulation to past Talent Trust recipient, Carley Mullally, who has been selected as the VANS in Residence Artist this summer. Carley is also the 2016 recipient of the 2011 Canada Games Young Artist of Excellence Award.

Carley Mullally is a textile artist and researcher currently based out of  K'jipuktuk / Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her work focuses on the versatility of off-loom textile processes such as rope-making, knotting, beadwork and braiding, and how they can be translated for a wider audience and used interdisciplinarily. Having a deep, personal connection to the three maritime provinces of Canada, she is constantly enamored with the industrial aesthetic of maritime objects as well as the traditional roots they are based from. From the vibrant yellow wire lobster pots, beautifully intricate factory-produced netting, meticulous fly-tying materials to the rigging on tall ships. Because of this, found plastics and fishing debris often find their way into her work.  

Her aim is to push the boundaries of textiles and their applications, continuing to collaborate with designers, makers and engineers, and to encourage non-textile artists to use these structures and materials in innovative ways. Each collaboration improves upon her own work’s methodology, helping to create an accessible language for understanding textile processes.

Carley has 2 upcoming workshops at the New Glasgow Public Library:

In "Twist," participants will be guided in the making of ropes, cords, yarns and objects with a variety of tools (all provided). (Friday, August 21 @ 10AM)

In "Braid," participants will make simple cardboard braiding discs and will be able to braid a variety of patterns using cotton, wool, recycled plastic or fabric scraps. (Tuesday, August 25 @ 6PM)

Space is limited and registration is required. Visit the New Glasgow Public Library website for more information.

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