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Anni Hunt Textile Artist

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Background:

Anni was born in the North of England and specialized in the field of medical imaging from 1969 onwards. She moved to Canada in 1981 and now lives in Vancouver, BC.

Her lifelong passion for textiles and stitch found her exploring quilting in the early 1990s which quickly led to her formalizing her skills at the Gale Harker Creative Studies Centre on Whidbey Island in Washington State; completing her City & Guilds Certificate in Art and Design, and City & Guilds Machine Embroidery levels I, II and III.

This formal training in Stitch has developed Anni’s style of embroidered images; mainly of nature. Taking her inspiration from her West Coast surroundings and her medical and science background.

 

Present Work:

Her City & Guilds certification body of work was focused on “Fossils and Feathers” for her 2007 exhibition in Oak Harbor, WA for the completion of the Level III Embroidery Studies.
Following with a solo exhibition in October and November at FibreEssence Gallery in Vancouver, BC.

A recent body of work was focused on three-dimensional works for her show in May 2009 at Crafthouse Gallery on Granville Island, in Vancouver BC, entitled “Containment,” which showcased vessels for caching secret objects and treasured life finds!
Following this, Anni has continued to explore 2D and 3D works incorporating Encaustics, Machine Embellishing and Mixed Media Collages. Her themes have been focused on the nest and dwellings.

 

Education

City & Guilds Advanced Experimental Stitch Diploma, 2003 – 2007
City & Guilds Experimental Machine Embroidery Levels l & II, 2004 – 2005
City & Guilds Art & Design Diploma Level I, 2003 – 2004
City & Guilds Machine Embroidery Skills, 2003

 

Publications

Creative Ways with Books & Journals, Sue Bleiweiss & Terri Stegmiller. ISBN 978-1442125735.
Vancouver Outlook, Jan 6th 2010, 1000 Artisan Textiles, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-1-59253-609-2.
The Climate is Changing, Felt. An International Touring Exhibition of Feltmakers from across the World. ISBN 978-88-598-00786-1.

 

Workshops

Including the following instructors:

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn,
Kerr Grabowski,
Angelika Werth,
Richard Box,
Ruth Issett,
Jeanette DeNicolis Meyer,
Catherine Nicholls,
Linda and Laura Kemshall

 

Solo Exhibitions.
ArtWalk 2013, Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mixed Messages, January 2010. The Ferry Building, West Vancouver, BC. Map.
Containment, June 2009. Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver BC. Map.
Fossils and Feathers, 2007. FibreEssence Gallery, Vancouver BC. Map.

 

Group Exhibitions
Progressions 2011. Ferry Building, West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Death by Design 2008. FibreEssence Gallery, Vancouver BC.
Vancouver Skies , 2008. The Cutting Edge Group. Silk Purse, West Vancouver BC.
Experimental Machine Embroidery, 2007. City & Guilds, Oak Harbor, WA. USA
Experimental Machine Embroidery, 2005. City & Guilds, Oak Harbor, WA. USA
Experimental Machine Embroidery, 2004. City & Guilds, Oak Harbor, WA. USA
Machine Embroidery Exhibit, 2003. City & Guilds, Oak Harbor, WA. USA
Art & Design, 2004. City & Guilds, Yarrow, BC, Canada

 

Affiliations:
CCBC – Craft Council of British Columbia
VGFA – Vancouver Guild of Fibre Art
SAQA – Studio Art Quilter’s Association
NSNA – North Shore Needle Arts
SDA – Surface Design Association

 

Statement

I am a mixed media artist, and I work with textiles in two and three dimensional art. I love to create texture. I love things that are old and decaying; antiqued. I find my inspiration in nature and my West Coast surroundings. I also like to use text in my pieces to draw the viewer’s attention in; to have them discover the words and symbols hidden in the details, which reveal the fine stitches and threads that have created the texture and text. I love to play with microscopic and macro contexts in my artwork; where the viewer’s imagination is free to explore the larger apparent shapes, but continues to find new details every time they see it again. I have recently incorporated my textiles in encaustics with wax, which gives them a translucent appearance; a feeling of being embalmed/fossilized and aged.

3 Comments

on Anni Hunt Textile Artist.
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    I am the 2016 Quilt and Fiber Art Festival chairperson for the LaConner Quilt and Textile Museum here in the Pacific Northwest.
    Our museum is trying to increase the presence of fiber artists entries into the show. As the show chairperson I hope that you will consider entering a piece or two in the show. You can find the call for entry on our website along with the categories and entry guidelines.
    http://www.laconnerquilts.org

    Julie Anderson
    2016 Quilt and Fiber Art Festival Chair

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    hola soy de argentina de la ciudad de puerto madryn provincia del chubut , me encanto tu tecnica felicitaciones realmente nunca habia visto esta tecnica , me gustaria saber que tipo de maquina usas , o si solamente levantas el pie de maquina para hacer la puntada me encanto en realidad me gusta mucho la artesania de hecho yo pinto mis cuadros para mi casa ,pinto mis piedras y botellas , tejo mis almohadones y me gustaria aprender a hacer esta tecnica pero yo tengo maquina recta y no se como hacer esa puntada tendras el paso a paso gracias y nuevamente felicitaciones bellisimas todas tus muestras un abrazo de aqui gladys

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      Anni, let me know if you need translation. Basically, she wants to know what kind of a sewing machine you use.

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