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The Fabric of the City

April 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • AGH Joint Prog

A Hamilton Textile/Garment Industry and Exhibition Walking Tour, co-hosted by the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre and the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

This winter season, WAHC presents All or None: Garment Workers' Union Banners from the Permanent Collection, which draws connections between our collection of historic union banners and the work of contemporary Canadian artist Kandis Friesen. At the same time, the Art Gallery of Hamilton presents Sara Angelucci: Piece Work, focused on the garment workers of Coppley Apparel. To synchronize these exhibitions, WAHC and the AGH are pleased to co-host an artist-led exhibition tour at each venue, connected by a short walking tour led by WAHC staff highlighting some of the historic and remaining textile and garment manufacturing vestiges in the city's core.


10:30 am     |     Tour of All or None with Kandis Friesen starting at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre

11:15 am     |     Walking tour departs from WAHC

1:00pm     |     Tour of Piece Work with Sara Angelucci

COST     -    
AGH / WAHC Members: FREE     |     Non-Members: $12

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time from the AGH's website here, or in person at WAHC in advance of the program. WAHC members should get in touch via email or phone to reserve a spot. For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre at tara@wahc-museum.ca or (905) 522-3003 ex. 29

WAHC wishes to acknowledge its operating funders, union supporters and members for their support of this program.

Image (centre):  Sara Angelucci, Mano D’oro (detail), 2016, ink jet print. Courtesy of the artist, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Patrick Mikhail Gallery. © Sara Angelucci.  Image (right): Kandis Friesen, The Cedar, The Birch, Our Hands At Full-Mast, Behind The After (detail), 2017, wool and thread.

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