SHMF is happy to announce a $20,000 grant to the Textile Museum of Canada in support of a national touring exhibition and publication of the exhibition Anna Torma: Permanent Danger. This signature grant is given in recognition of the career achievements of Ms. Torma and in appreciation of the value of critical discourse in the Visual Arts. The exhibition is on view at the Textile Museum of Canada until March 20, 2021.
Since being chosen to receive the Strathbutler Award in 2008, New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor’s High Achievement in Visual Art Award in 2018 and the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts – Saidye Bronfman Award in 2020. Ms.Torma has continued her innovative work in contemporary embroidery from her home studio in Baie Verte, New Brunswick. Permanent Danger flows from a residency in Italy and France funded through the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation’s International Residency Program. The exhibition features 14 large embroideries that Sarah Quinton, Curatorial Director of the Textile Museum of Canada, characterizes as “complex expressions of Torma’s experiences of family, immigration, joy and the act of creation.” A full-colour publication cataloguing this significant national exhibition will be launched in 2021.
Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation is proud to be a Supporting Sponsor of Permanent Danger which will tour widely, including an exhibition at the University of Guelph in Spring 2021, and the Owens Art Gallery in Fall 2021.