Date: Sep 19 - 23, 2018
Location: Ocean Art Works- 1531 Johnston Street Granville Island

Vancouver Coast & Mts

Roving Character

Award winning environmental and performance artist Nicole Dextras will be featuring one of  her innovative costumes made specifically for this event from yucca bark and other sustainable materials. “Chronos” has arrived from a future time when climate changes have made it necessary to rediscover lost techniques for creating clothing.

A performer will wear the costume and engage with the public about organic materials and textiles.

Nicole will also demonstrate how to process yucca fibres and other aspects of her practice.

Igor Santizo, as Choronos holding processed Yucca fibre. Photo: N. Dextras

Celebration and Fibre artist Marina Szijarto will be inviting the public to participate in a hands-on community tapestry weaving event. Using found objects, recycled fabric, plant materials and our words of gratitude written on paper, we will weave together an Autumn Equinox /Harvest full moon tapestry on looms made from local driftwood and fishing net twine.”

Sophena Kwon of Maiwa handprints will demonstrate the fascinating process of dyeing with indigo.