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Warps, Heddles, Shuttles and Sheds


26 July - 10 October


26 July
10 October

Curated by

Jane Tisdale

Warps, Heddles, Shuttles and Sheds

The Art and History of Weaving at Mount Allison University

About this exhibition

The exhibition will feature weaving and basketry created mainly throughout the careers of Mount Allison alumni such as: Patricia Pollett McClelland, Dawn MacNutt, Harriet Campbell Meacher, Ann Pickard Langley, Carolyn Manzer McMullen, and Joyce Chown; as well as the history of the weaving program (1927 to 1960) and the handicraft guild (1931 to approx. 1950) that operated within the Owens Art Gallery.

The Owens Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges Mount Allison University for providing the bedrock of financial support upon which our programs rest. We are also extremely grateful to receive ongoing assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as funding from the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Town of Sackville, the Rotary Club of Sackville, and a loyal group of generous donors. We sincerely thank our staff, student interns, volunteers, and supporters in the community of Sackville and the broader Atlantic region. This exhibition catalogue was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the Owens Art Gallery, but particularly Laura and Byrne Harper.

Image: Patricia Pollett McClelland, Louisbourg, The Fortress (detail), 1995, double-weave cotton, © Crown Collection, Official Residences, National Capital Commission.


Foreword by Emily Falvey
Essays by Jane Tisdale and Peter J. Laroque

Designed by Lauren Wickware
Published by Owens Art Gallery