Canadian Culture Represented in Giant Quilt at the WAG

Canadian Culture Represented in Giant Quilt at the WAG

WAG's Quilt of Belonging (HANDOUT)

This isn’t your average-sized quilt. At all. In fact, you couldn’t fit this masterpiece into your washing machine if you tried.

The Winnipeg Art Gallery is presenting the Quilt of Belonging, made up of mosaic Canadian culture on a national scale.

The 10 x 120-foot quilt, dubbed “Canada’s Family Portrait,” has 263 panels representing every corner of the country, including First Nations communities.

Conceived and organized under the direction of Ontario fibre artist Esther Bryan, it took Bryan and her team six years to research and locate artists to create the panels, each representative of their unique culture and nationality.

The giant quilt will go on display at the WAG on Thursday, May 19, with a free public opening at 8 p.m.


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