After having completed advanced studies in textile arts, Margrethe Ulvik began her professional career in Norway, where her wall tapestries were commissioned, selected and exhibited in various public venues. She hosted several workshops for children with an intellectual impairment, which led her to pursue studies in order to obtain a degree in Art Therapy in England. Since then, the artist’s career has been geared to an increasingly social approach. She recently received a grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Conférence régionale des élus de l’Estrie and the Conseil de la culture de l’Estrie to hold her workshop in a textile factory in Coaticook for a six-month period. Another grant allowed her to introduce factory workers to manual weaving during their meal periods. She was also invited to work for one year with immigrant children in a primary school of Sherbrooke in order to teach them various hand weaving techniques. Inspired by the project, the City of Sherbrooke commissioned a permanent public art work from the artist. Margrethe Ulvik continues to experiment with and push back the limits of her textile art.
Weaving is one of the oldest art forms in human history, while heralding the progress of modern technology, notably in the computer programming field. Its nature is both logical and poetic. Using a slideshow, the artist first makes a brief presentation of textile art in different parts of the world in order to introduce students to this cultural heritage. She then presents her work and her career path before proposing activities that draw direct inspiration from her own achievements. The artist goes on to highlight each step in the production of a textile work. Students are then invited to take part in the production of the final work.
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The workshop requires various materials provided by the artist at a maximum cost of $100 per day of hosted activities. The choice of materials is made according to the participants’ level.
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