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Joanna Close: Documenting the Farm


15 January 2016 - 28 February 2016


15 January 2016
28 February 2016

Works by

Joanna Close

Joanna Close: Documenting the Farm

About this exhibition

Documenting the Farm is a series of textile works by Nova Scotia based artist Joanna Close that commemorate a farm that no longer exists as a physical place.

Hooked rugs and screen printed recipes on feedsack fabric, document the farm granted to Close’s ancestors in 1858. Where her mother grew up, this farm remained in their family until 2011 before being sold to a neighbouring gravel quarry, like many other small farms, as it is difficult to make a living from these rural New Brunswick farms.

The rugs capture the memory of Close’s family’s farm, pay tribute to and celebrate farm life while also speaking to the changing rural culture in the Atlantic Provinces.

Image gallery

Joanna Close in Conversation with Adriana Kuiper


Foreward by Gemey Kelly
Artist statement by Joanna Close
Conversation with Joanna Close by Adrianna Kuiper

Design by Robert Tombs
Published by Owens Art Gallery