Explore “Re-fashioned” Fibre Art Creations at upcoming exhibit

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre (BCM&CC) will be hosting “re:FASHION” that was created by Connections Fibre Artists for Wellington County Museum & Archives and is travelling to Southampton to be on display until April 30, 2020.

This distinctive exhibit of original works of art has been inspired by clothing and accessories from Wellington County Museum’s artifact collection. Established in 1999, Connections Fibre Artists is dedicated to the exploration of fibre as an art form. Coming together from diverse creative backgrounds, members work together to raise awareness of fibre art, and to develop their talents by exchanging ideas and sharing new skills and techniques.

“We are excited to bring this unique exhibit to Bruce County.” said Janice Mewhinney, Acting Director, Museum & Cultural Services.  “Hosting this traveling exhibit from Wellington County Museum and Archives allows us to support our Museum colleagues from Wellington and Connection Fibre Artists from across Ontario and to let our visitors have the opportunity to experience this exhibit closer to home”.

In creating this exhibit, Connections Fibre Artists celebrates 20 years of excellence in fibre art and each artist was invited to choose an artifact from Wellington County Museum’s collection to serve as inspiration for their piece, from simple undergarments to elaborate beaded dresses.

The BCM&CC invites everyone to the exhibit’s opening reception on Saturday, January 18 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. All are welcome to enjoy an afternoon of art along with light refreshments and cash bar, please call 519-797-2080 to RSVP in advance.

The BCM&CC is open daily Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for additional details on this exhibit, programs and events please visit brucemuseum.ca.