Lindsay, that exhibition sounds great. Were you allowed to take any photos?
Yes, I try to walk around without snapping everything as I find I end up looking at things through a camera rather than actually looking at them. However, at the end I walked back round and took a couple of photos.
www.ipernity.com/doc/2373440/46926040 These were pink knitted examples of actual improvised explosive devices - very interesting tension between pink and fluffy and the intention of the original items to blow people up.
www.ipernity.com/doc/2373440/46926050 Not a great picture but in the same section (political statements) a beautifully executed quilt made out of men’s suit fabrics with a coffin motif.
There were many more great examples. All featured a skilled craft technique and were being displayed as gallery-level artworks, often with a message or a degree of challenge. I did photograph the artists’ info if you want to know who they were made by. There’s also some info on the Musee National des Beaux-Artes du Quebec website. Recommended if anyone is in the Quebec City area.
Sounds like you had a good time in Quebec city. I will look at the pictures on Sunday when my internet speed pops back up. They won't load for me.
I did, thank you, both in Montreal & Quebec City. I also visited the First Nations clothing exhibition in Montreal which was interesting, about clothing & identity. Oh, and that non-humid day I mentioned was just a fluke, it did become very humid after that. I was quite glad we left on Saturday because, as you said, the forecast was for very hot and very humid weather. Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦