The Textile Museum of Canada virtually hosted Nicole Burisch, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Sarah Quinton, Senior Curator at the Textile Museum of Canada and artist Anna Torma, whose solo exhibition Permanent Danger is on view at the Textile Museum of Canada until March 20, 2021.
About the panelists:
Anna Torma has been producing large-scale hand embroidered wall hangings and collages since graduating with a degree in Textile Art and Design from the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, Budapest, in 1979. She immigrated to Canada in 1988 and now lives in Baie Verte, New Brunswick. Torma is the recipient of the 2020 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts – Saidye Bronfman Award, and is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She is also a recipient of the New Brunswick Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for High Achievement in Visual Arts, and the Strathbutler Award from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation.
Sarah Quinton is the Curatorial Director of the Textile Museum of Canada and is curator of Permanent Danger. Her curatorial practice focuses on intersections between contemporary textiles and sculpture, photography, design, and site-specific installations.