Congratulations to our member Jane Kidd!
We are very proud to announce, that Jane Kidd will receive the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts 2016!
Through the act of weaving, Jane Kidd, engages in a sensual process and employs a physical language to establish links with the viewer. Kidd appreciates that she is a participant in the continuum of its makers, the counterpoint it provides to modern life, and the hands-on materiality it embodies. She creates contemporary objects that convey a deep engagement with the natural world and draw our attention to our constantly renegotiated relationship with it.
According to Jennifer Salahub, a historian at the Alberta College of Art and Design, “Kidd emphatically demonstrates that issues central to much visual art practice today – including gender, identity, post-colonialism, economic justice and ethics – are relevant to contemporary tapestry, and by extension to all fine craft.”
– Barbara Heller, Board Member and Awards Chair, Craft Council of British Columbia
Watch a beautiful video about Jane Kidd and her work here.