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(IN)Finite: Textile Exhibition

  • Christ Church Cathedral 690 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC, V6C 2L1 Canada (map)
A detail of Trinity by Judy Martin.  Sheguiandah, Ontario

A detail of Trinity by Judy Martin.  Sheguiandah, Ontario

Exhibition Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday 12 to 5pm

Closed Saturday June 3rd.

This free exhibition marking the 6oth anniversary of the Anglican Foundation of Canada features thirty Canadian textile artists and their explorations into the realm of the sacred. The works span from new perspectives on centuries-old religious vestments, liturgical items and ritual practices to radical reinterpretations of sacred space and private meditation. The work of these artists offers insight into the significant role cloth plays in the Canadian contemporary spiritual landscape.

Displayed in Christ Church Cathedral’s chancelthe exhibition was organized by Thomas Roach and supported by a curating circle (Debra Sparrow, Salish weaver; Barbara Heller, tapestry weaver; and Angela Clarke, curator) who selected work from submissions from across the country.

An impressive array of traditional and innovative textile media and processes are included: tapestry and jacquard weaving; piecing and quilting; hand and machine stitching; dyeing and printing; embroidery and embellishment. The work reveals that spiritual conversations in textiles are an important means through which Canadian artists seek inspiration both artistically and spiritually.

Whether these artists are challenging their concepts of the unknown and the immensity of the cosmos, or looking inward to engage in private meditations, they find in their work a means to contemplate the world around them, participate in the act of creation, and engage in prayer.

Please join us and become part of this spiritual conversation in textiles.


Kaija Rautiainen, Vancouver, BC
HilaryRice, Stirling, ON
Lorraine Ross, Calgary, AB
Iris Rountree, Winnipeg, MB
Katie Stein Sather, Maple Ridge, BC
Robb Schinnour, Burnaby, BC
Shamina Senaratne, Port Moody, BC
Joan Taylor, Richmond, BC
Maggie Tchir, Nelson, BC
Judy Villett, New Westminster, BC
Sheila Wex, Vancouver, BC
Janet Wheeler, Vancouver, BC

Artists Included in the exhibition:
Terry Aske, New Westminster, BC
Karen Brodie, Golden, BC
Linda Coe Vancouver, BC
Penny Connell, Gibsons, BC
Denise de Jose, Tappen, BC
Melanie Delva, Vancouver, BC
Bryony Dunsmore, Nanaimo, BC
Karen Fowler, High River, AB
Murray Gibson, Antigonish, NS
Trish Graham, New Westminster, BC
Elma Harder, Burnaby, BC
Kathy Kinsella, Blind Bay, BC
JudyMartin, Sheguiandah, ON



Later Event: July 25
Fibre Arts A-Z Exhibition