Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Living Tapestry Workshop & Artist Talk @ G101

Living Tapestry Workshop & Artist Talk with Emily Rose Michaud
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7-9pm.
Material Witness: Art, Activism, and Fibre |

Join us for an artist talk, followed by workshop on October 1! (materials provided)

Photo credit: Emily Rose Michaud, process shot from the installation How We Gather, Part I: Shelter, 2012.

This unique workshop will encourage participants to learn the basics of germination while making and experiencing the magic of living embroidery. To make a living tapestry, each participant is offered burlap, a variety of seeds (wheat, teff, red clover. etc.), mineral supplements, and a pizza box to bring their work home.

Please rsvp so we can prepare: | 613-230-2799

Photo credit: Emily Rose Michaud, process shot from the installation Under Our Highways, Rivers Flow, 2014.

Emily Rose Michaud is an interdisciplinary artist/educator working at the crossroads of community organization, ecology and civic participation. She holds a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal) and is pursuing a Bachelor of Education in Visual Arts at University of Ottawa. Her body of work encompasses ephemeral media: Land Art, installation, drawing, writing, performance, and intervention. Michaud co-founded Les Amis du Champ des Possibles, a citizen-run non-profit that demonstrates and advocates for the cultural, ecological, and social importance of wild urban spaces. Her ongoing encounters in art and nature emanate from the bio-regions of Outaouais and Montréal, where she engages with land as living entity and collaborates with architects, botanists, politicians, and children.

Special thanks to The Community Foundation of Ottawa (Dennis Tourbin Fund for Emerging Artists); The Independent Filmmakers Cooperative of Ottawa, the Peoples Social Forum, and The National Gallery of Canada.

Emily Rose Michaud, de l'installation/performance, Living Armour (treizième journée), 2008. Crédit photo : Daniel Séguin (