April  exhibitions  for 2014  Month of Fibres!  notre expositions en Avril! Merçi tous!!   Great shows and thanks to ALL!!!


Entre Chien et Loup     Du 9 au 13 avril
Exposition de groupe par les étudiants dans le cours “Advanced Fibres” de l’Université Concordia, programme de Fibres & Material Practices.


Sensibilité tactile  Hélène Brousseau
23 au 27 avril        Galerie V, Espace Fibre
Qu’est-ce qui a le plus de pouvoir de témoignage sur nos vies? Un relevé d’impôt, nos communications écrites ou peut-être encore cette vieille chemise qui appartenait a…
Sensibilité tactile est une exposition qui explore la possibilité de raconter notre histoire à travers le tissu omniprésent dans notre vie.
L’art des fibres se lie à la démarche archivistique pour mieux comprendre les traces que nous laissons quotidiennement.


part of Things we felt deep inside:
Indigo Volcanos for Sam Gilliam, by Valérie d. Walker,  one of the fibre art works on exhibit during le mois du fibre, enAvril 2014!

Sam Gilliam is one of the most under-taught famous African-American  Artists & is an inspiration to the Washington, D.C. & world-wide People of Colour community!
Happy 80th Sam!!!


Pour s’inscrire sur la liste/To get on ateliers list:   Email indigo.val @ espacefibre . com
Subject: Natural dye ateliers

en Avril 2014 is HERE!!   en Avril est ICI!!      in Québec we say:

En avril, ne te découvre pas d’un fil ; en mai, fais ce qui te plaît
In April, do not shed a single thread; in May, do as you please.

Meaning it’s gonna get cold till May, so get out and enjoy the start of Spring with a visit
to Galerie V, this Friday April 11,  7 – 10pm  (19-22 hrs) for the Vernissage of the Collective Exhibition of the Concordia University Fibres 480 Undergraduate Senior class, Entre Chien et Loup!!    Galerie V has proudly and happily sponsored & hosted & experience 3 (three!) years of graduating undergrads from the Concordia Fibres & Material Practices program, all guided by Emily Hermant into marvelously stunning exhibitions.   This year is epic in its strength, variety and diversity of forms and materials which Fibres encompasses as it encompasses our entire life from cradle to grave.

There will be a performance during the Vernissage so get there early, and enjoy the first really warm night of Spring with a waxing moon rising up over the bones of the condos along the Lachine Canal!       Looking forward to an awesome & inspiring evening!   See you demain soir!!    -vdw


here’s a dose of all so far…

enAvril 2014!!!


EspaceFibre:   from En Avril 2012 -> 13  Juillet

EspaceFibre Activities Listed By Date


it’s too humid!  We’re on vacation!!
Exhibition closed  21 June – 9 July

Reopens for  final 3 days-> 10 July!!
walk the labyrinthe,  magic follows!

Closing Celebration:  13 July 

Exposition: Indigo Griots: Tales of an urban dyer – Montréal  by Valérie d. Walker. Indigo Griots: Montréal  is an intermedial (analogue -> digital and back again)  lattice of exhibition, video & soundscape, artist talks, taking place at EspaceFibre’s exhibition space Galerie Valerie.

The central threads of  presentation is the dyer’s obsession with the magic of colour and pattern;  how magic and personal stories are entwined with collective memory.   Our binding power is Indigo, an elemental power.   Blending residue of Fire (Ash), Plant cakes, Water and Heat we catch Magic on our Cloth.

Valérie d. Walker in collaboration with Espace Fibre Artists Helene Brousseau, Natalie Tremblay,  presents an immersive, large scale, Labyrinthine installation of Indigo dyed cloth-panels embedded with layered meanings.

In the labyrinthe are projections, onto cloth, of video extracts from the Indigo Griots, Minneapolis 2011,   featuring shakuhachi flute and “tellings” by Mr. Douglas Ewart, mixed with griots experiences in Montréal around the dye pots.

Overview of schedule from enAvril -> June 2012

The  Indigo-rooted natural dyeing experiences presented at EspaceFibre include:

⁃ An  exposition of Indigo dyed panels creating a sensorially immersive labyrinthe in the gallery

⁃ The labyrinthe performative videos which explore the power indigo-based stories and alchemy to hold cultural memories;

⁃  A total of three (3) Indigo dyeing workshops will be offered in EspaceFibre’s Sun-filled Dye-Kitchen.   The Indigo dyeing workshops will introduce various types of Indigo such as:  Japanese sukumo or Polygonum Tinctorium,  Bangaladeshi Living Blue Indigofera Tinctoria, and 100% micro-perl,  all using enviro-friendly, non-toxic methods of reduction and creation of an alkaline environment.   All natural dyes are sustain-ably produced and obtained via fair-trade relationships.

All activities take place at EspaceFibre;  ( artist studios,  dye kitchen and gallery spaces)  located at: 2665 rue Augustin-Cantin,  Montreal, (QC)  H3K 1E2,   2nd floor,
Metro Charlevoix,   Green Line.


April 7 AvrilGuided artist-talk in gallery exhibition by Valérie D. Walker & Helene Brousseau.


UPCOMING!! Prochain Event!  April 11 Avril 16:00 – 18:00
Talk &
  Demonstration of natural indigo dyeing using various resist techniques by Valérie d. Walker , dye-vat studio space & exhibition open to viewers,  space limited!
(by donation).



April 14 & 28 Avril, all day 9:30 – 16:30: Shibori & Indigo dyeing ateliers en Français by Nathalie Tremblay (see description bellow). By reservation only,  cost  $120 (per workshop).




April 19 Avril, 16 – 21:00: Vernissage  Mid-Month Celebration
(jeudi / Thursday) ** Note!!  Exposition opens at 4pm that day!


April 21 Avril, All day  10:00 – 18:00:   Atelier,  Natural Indigo dyeing with silk & wool given by Valérie D. Walker, bilingual (see description of workshop).   By reservation only,  cost  $110 (plus silk&wool materials).   space limited!

email:  indigo.val <at> espacefibre . com



April 25 Avril ( Date To be Confirmed)   Atelier/demonstration of simple shiboro folding and indigo dyeing  for elementary school children given by Art Education student.


April 29 Avril:  Guided artist-talk in labyrinthe exhibition by Valérie D. Walker & Hélène Brousseau.


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