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Speaker Series :: Susan Purney Mark ::  Iceland – a Textile Narrative

Isn’t it amazing how one experience can lead to new ideas and opportunities that unfold into creative and unexpected explorations? A month-long art residency allowed Susan to dive deeply into textile books and scroll-making with paints, dyes, stitches and more. She will take us to Iceland, introduce us to the residency concept and share her journey in the Land of Fire and Ice.

Members, sign in to My EAC/Mon ACB to register for Susan Purney Mark’s engaging presentation on Saturday, February 17, 2024.

  • 4:30 Newfoundland Time
  • 4 pm Atlantic Time
  • 3 pm Eastern Time
  • 2 pm Central Time
  • 1 pm Mountain Time
  • noon Pacific Time

Award-winning textile artist Susan Purney Mark lives on Pender Island, BC, the traditional lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Tsawout peoples.

She has been creating both contemporary wall and dimensional work since the early 1990s. She is known for her extensive experience in a wide range of surface design, dyeing, screen printing and wax-resist techniques. She has trained with the London City and Guilds programme, the Ontario School of Art and Design, and the Vancouver Island School of Art.

Tide Charts by Susan Purney Mark

Susan’s recent focus has involved an exploration of the industrial shoreline, drawing her ideas from her coastal travels. This work has involved mark making, text and narrative, and she is working with a controlled colour palette, a movement towards abstraction with layers of cloth and paper, including recycled and “found” surfaces.

She will often add layers of paint and dyes into her pieces and dense stitching both by hand and machine. Susan is also exploring dimensional body/vessel forms.

She is an active member of the fibre arts community in British Columbia and is a member of national/international fibre and surface design associations. You can learn more on Susan’s website.

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February 17
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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