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  • TGSW October meeting
    19:00 -21:00
    2021/10/13

    Sally Thurlow – Recycling and Revitalizing Materials

    Sally Thurlow has been living for years by the shores of Lake Ontario, east of Toronto. This location informs her multi-disciplinary practice based in sculpture, installation, photography and painting. It invites the examination of how cultural and environmental issues collide and impact our communities shaping the future. Her work has been shown in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Thurlow received a BA majoring in Fine Arts from the University of Toronto, and took Cultural and Environmental Studies at Trent University, with earlier studies at OCAD and George Brown College. She has been the recipient of various Ontario Arts Council Awards and has given numerous artist’s talks and workshops at educational institutions and public galleries. She is a member of The Iris Group and The Red Head Gallery, both artists’ collectives. Her work is held in private collections across Canada, and at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario.

    We look forward to hearing about Sally’s recent creations and exhibitions.

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REGULAR MEETINGS

MONTHLY GUILD MEETINGS – CURRENTLY HELD ELECTRONICALLY DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
If you are interested in spinning or weaving, you are welcome to join us at one of our monthly meetings! We do a variety of things together, mostly on the Zoom platform.
When: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Where: In the cloud! Invitations are sent to Guild members a week before each meeting.

SPINNING AND KNITTING DROP IN 
An invitation for spinners and knitters to meet up in Riverdale Park, near the gates of Riverdale Farm, to socialize, work on their own projects, and talk to members of the public about our crafts. Feel free to join us anytime – it’s totally free to come along!
When: Tuesdays, 2pm – 3:30pm throughout September 2021
Where: Riverdale Park West, near the gates of Riverdale Farm, Winchester Street.

IN THE COMMUNITY

The Guild generally participates in the following events each year where we demonstrate fibre processing, spinning and weaving to the public. We look forward to resuming these events when restrictions on social gatherings are lifted.

FALL FESTIVALS
See the Guild in action on the second weekend in September at the Riverdale Farm Fall Festival, and at the Cabbagetown Festival too! Also cancelled for 2021.

FAMILY DAY
Riverdale Farm is a great place to spend Family Day, with lots of fun activities taking place, including weaving and spinning that the whole family can enjoy.

SHEEP CELEBRATION
Riverdale Farm opens its doors with the farm’s popular spring festival where Guild members use the fleece shorn from the farm sheep to demonstrate the old skills needed to make yarn, dye it and weave it into cloth. Come and see sheep shearing, basic wool preparation, spinning and weaving in action!

More information on Riverdale Farm