Shannon Gerard -“Because I Could Not Stop” – Open Crochet Workshop!

Our March Winter Island Artist-in-Residence is fibre artist Shannon Gerard!

Join Shannon in her durational crochet project Because I Could Not Stop at Artscape Gibraltar Point.

Learn to crochet.

Contribute to a large group project or produce your own smaller work.

Free workshops!

No experience required.

All materials provided (bring a crochet hook if you have one, but plenty of loaners are available too).

About the Project

Because I Could Not Stop uses crochet to embody notions of time and history. Shannon will be creating a large, site-specific piece that responds to weather conditions on the island during the month of March and references the water levels during last summer’s flood. She is also working on smaller crocheted timelines that tell the life stories of invited guests.

Curious to see these works or make your own?

Drop by for informal instruction during open studio hours  from 1:30- 4:00 PM on Saturday March 10 and 17, 2018.  or email Shannon to make an appointment to visit on a different day!

Artist talk showing the final work Sunday, March 25 at 2:30 PM.  

Limited transportation may be available from Ward’s Island Dock for each event. Information will be updated here and on the Facebook event, located here:

About the Artist

Shannon Gerard is a fibre artist, illustrator, print maker, multi-media artist and OCAD U Assistant Professor from Frankford, Ontario. For Winter Island, Gerard will meet with visitors to share stories and produce their portrait in crochet in a durational performance. She will also give workshops in crochet.

Shannon Gerard’s work spans a variety of media, from writing and illustrating books, crochet, print-making, and large-scale installations incorporating stop-motion animation and wheat paste. As a professional mischief maker, Gerard’s work with public/pedagogical projects such as The Carl Wagan Bookmobile and Mountain School Bookhouse emphasizes the materials and ethos of independent publishing as social-political engagements. She is an Assistant Professor in Publications and Print Media at OCAD University.