My Corner of the World
Art by Maria Shell, Judith Roderick, Gail Sims, Martha Ressler and Ellie Kreneck
My Corner of the World invited the artist to examine a world, real or imagined, that represented what is important in life. It might be where the artist resides, works, or grew up. It might be a favorite place from any point in life or a special internal place. My Corner of the World looks at the big picture including, but not limited to a homeland, ancestry or culture.
SAQA developed this exhibition in collaboration with the Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, and with the Canadian Regions of SAQA. This exhibition debuted along with the parallel regional Canadian exhibition at the Museum in May 2016.
Juror: Micaela Fitzsimmons
Micaela Fitzsimmons is the Manager of Collections and Exhibits at the Stratford Perth Museum in Stratford, Ontario. In addition to developing exhibits on the history and culture of this eclectic community, at once a rural agricultural community as well as a renowned centre of artistic culture, she cares for the museum’s collection which includes a significant number of heritage quilts.
An award-winning printmaker and textile artist, her own work is an exploration of juxtapositions and repetition, and is often focused on social justice themes. She has exhibited in juried and group shows across Ontario, as well as in international travelling exhibitions. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Great Lakes Quilt Center at the Michigan State University Museum.
Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, Ontario: May 21- October 10, 2016
Thunder Bay Museum, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada: November 1, 2016 - January 29, 2017
Craft & Quilt Fair, Perth, Australia, May 24 - May 28, 2017
Craft & Quilt Fair, Canberra, Australia, August 10 - August 13, 2017
Intocraft Handmade Expo, Newcastle, Australia, August 17 - August 20, 2017
Craft & Quilt Fair, Adelaide, Australia: September 11 - September 12, 2017
Brisbane Craft & Quilt Fair, October 4 - 8, 2017
Intocraft Handmade Expo, Melbourne, Australia, November 24 - November 26, 2017
Sydney Stitches & Craft Show, March 8 – 11, 2018
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, August 4 - September 22, 2018
Please contact us with any inquiries about this exhibition or artwork.
View Artists in the My Corner of the World - Canada exhibition
View more details about the parallel regional exhibition exhibition which was developed in conjunction with the all SAQA exhibition.
Docent Package (pdf) - includes artist statements and discussion points
Kids Package (pdf) - includes discussion points for younger viewers