Noelle Hamlyn – Wallflowers

A new collection of work exploring garment forms – Japanese gampi paper, smocking, hand work

July 3 – July 26, 2015
Opening reception Friday July 3, 7-9:30pm

Noelle Hamlyn inviteNoelle Hamlyn Noelle Hamlyn is a graduate of the Sheridan College School of Crafts and Design (Textiles, 2007), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2009). Her work has represented Canada at the International Craft Biennale (Cheongju, South Korea) and the Love Lace International Lace Competition at the Power House Museum (Sydney, Australia). In 2013 Hamlyn was invited to create work for the Biennale Internationale Du Lin de Portneuf Quebec; in 2010 her work was selected as part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. Garnering critical praise, Hamlyn’s installation and studio practice has been recognized by numerous awards and support from the Ontario Arts Council, Mississauga Arts Council, Ontario Crafts Council, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Mississippi Mills Textile Museum. Her work is held in permanent collections at the Cambridge Art Gallery, the Peel Board of Education, the Japanese Paper Place, the City of Mississauga Culture Division and the Cleveland University Hospitals. This year she has shown both solo and group shows at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. This fall, her work will be shown in Japan alongside a select group of Canadian artists exploring the possibilities of Japanese paper.

Hamlyn is currently an Artist in Residence at the Living Arts Centre (Mississauga), and has completed residencies at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), the Burren College of Art (Ballyvaughan, Ireland), and the Contemporary Textile Co-Op (Toronto). She is Co-Artistic Director of Frog and Hand – an interdisciplinary collective of performance artists recently creating work shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Noelle Hamlyn with artwork
Noelle Hamlyn with works from the exhibition

Noelle Hamlyn, Vest, 2015

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