Postponed: Anna Torma: Permanent Danger Opening Celebration
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Textile Museum of Canada is temporarily closed to the public, effective 5pm Friday March 13 until further notice. Currently, all scheduled events and programs are postponed.
The artist will be present, all are welcome. Free admission.
Winner of the prestigious 2020 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts –Saidye Bronfman Award, Anna Torma’s large scale embroideries explore complex stories of family, immigration, joy, and the act of making.
PHOTO: Anna Torma, “Party with Dionysos” (detail) (2016); hand embroidery on linen, cotton threads with silk collage border; 185 x 150cm; collection of Patrick Cady / Musée d’Art Contemporain Singulier. Photo: Guy L’Heureux.
About Anna Torma
Anna Torma was born in 1952 in Tarnaors, Hungary and graduated with a degree in Textile Art and Design from the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, Budapest, in 1979. She has been an exhibiting artist since that time, producing mainly large-scale hand embroidered wall hangings and collages. She immigrated to Canada in 1988 and now lives in Baie Verte, New Brunswick.
The recipient of many grants and awards in Canada and abroad, Torma is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, a recipient of the New Brunswick Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for High Achievement in Visual Arts, and the Strathbutler Award from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation. She is represented by Galerie Laroche/Joncas in Montreal.
Torma’s work is held in public collections including the Owens Art Gallery, Sackville NB; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; Department of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, ON; Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS; New Brunswick Art Bank, Fredericton, NB; and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC.