Hard Twist Yarn - Opening Reception

Join us on our 3rd and 4th Floor for the Opening Reception of twelth annual HARD TWIST: Yarn, the twelfth annual edition of the Gladstone Hotel’s signature show of textile-based art, invites artists to explore the art of narrative through textile.

Yarn me a yarn, spin me a tale, string me along – tell me a story! Whether speaking of the solid stuff of truth or of fabricating a tissue of lies, it’s hard to tell a story without the textile words and imagery that weave their way through the fabric of language and lore.

Hard Twist 12 - Yarn challenges artists to spin a tale with thread, but without words.

Hard Twist has become an important annual event within the Canadian textile art community as well as being a signature event for the Gladstone.


Cath Adele, Jessica Bebenek, Yarn Blitzers, Vicki Burns, Victoria Carley, HAMACA Collective, Cynella Cyril, Lise Downe, Elise Graham, Greta Grip, Spencer J. Harrison, Jenn Judson, Kaythi, Sandra Mannila, Ashlee Marcus, Judy Martin, Kate McGrann, Bar None, Jackie Partridge, Liz Pead, Corrie Peters, Brooke Ripley, Hana Rotchild, Lois Schklar, Matthew Varey


Ketzia Kobrah - Textile Artist and previous Hard Twist participant

Natalia Nekrassova - Curator, Collections and Research, Textile Museum of Canada

Erin Stump - Gallery Owner, ESP | Erin Stump Projects

Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell – Hard Twist curators

Lukus Toane – Director of Exhibitions, Gladstone Hotel (ex-officio)

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