Pulling Strings: Artist Talk & Workshop with Shannon Gerard

November 16, 2013Updates, workshops

pulling+strings+logo+II Pulling Strings is a Hamilton, Ontario based quarterly event series that investigates contemporary cultural themes through textile-linked lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, workshops, and fieldtrips.

Please join us Saturday, November 23 beginning at 2pm for the first Pulling Strings event,

Conceptual Crochet Talk & Workshop with Shannon Gerard.

The Hamilton Artists Inc is pleased to participate in partnering with Pulling Strings and working with Needlework to host artist Shannon Gerard.  Recognized for her engaging teaching and speaking style, Shannon will share the evolution of her crochet practice from recognizable objects with a decorative or educational function to forms that graph concepts of hyperbolic space or chart biographical and emotional journeys.  Following the talk, anyone is invited to push the boundaries typically associated with crochet as a functional pastime in a conceptual crochet workshop – no crochet experience necessary!

Spaces are limited. Please register by emailing:

Here are the details:
Who: Shannon Gerard (
When: Saturday November 23, Talk and Q&A (2:00-3:30pm); Workshop (4:00-5:30pm)
Where: Talk and Q&A – Hamilton Artists Inc. 155 James N Hamilton, ON                                                                       Workshop – Needlework, 174 James St N Hamilton, ON
Cost: Talk – FREE; Workshop – $10
Registration: Talk – all are welcome, no RSVP required; Workshop – contact to register.

A bit about Shannon: In addition to teaching courses in print media and nano-publishing at OCAD University in Toronto, Shannon Gerard makes artist’s books about magic, hope, faith and human frailty and produces large-scale installations that incorporate stop-motion animations and digital print. Shannon spends at least 50% of her waking life crocheting soft sculptures, which include Boobs and Dinks, Plants You Can’t Kill, and contributions to the Toronto Hyperbolic Coral Reef.



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