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Interview 56: Yael Brotman,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Yael Brotman received a BA (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, a BEd and an MVS (Master of Visual Studies) from the University of Toronto.

Her exhibition history includes solos at Odd Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon; Open Studio, Angell Gallery and Loop Gallery, Toronto; two- and three-person exhibitions at McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, and Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery, Halifax. She has also exhibited internationally, most recently at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia (2011), Jingdezhen Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen, China (2009), and at Purdue University, Indiana, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA (2011). Her work has been featured in newspapers, blogs and magazines, including The Globe and Mail,, and Visual Arts News. more...



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Festival 2012

Oakville: Nov. 2-18, 2012
Toronto: Nov. 9-25, 2012

Oakville & Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The World of Threads Festival is one of the most vibrant fibre arts festivals in the world. We showcase contemporary fibre art in all forms. The 2009 festival had 14 exhibitions, and 190+ artists from 13 countries and 8 provinces. The flagship exhibitions are the Common Thread International exhibitions.


Media Featured

Sculpture, Installation, Earth Works, Quilting, Paper Work, Weaving, Hooking, Knitting, Embroidery, Lace-making, Crocheting, Felting, Mixed Media, Wearable Art, Basketry, Recycling Materials, Plastics Manipulation, Conceptual Work and Performance. We have also included work in other media which is inspired by the aesthetic or techniques of fibre.


Previously Represented

Countries: Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.

Canadian Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswich, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan.











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