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Grand National Fibre Art Exhibition comes to Victoria

Crossroads is theme for 2021

Astunning display of quilts, felting, weaving and other fibre art from across Canada will be showcased in Victoria as part of a national touring exhibition opening this spring. ,

The 2021 Grand National Fibre Art Exhibition hosted by the Victoria Arts Council, is on view at art council’s Main Gallery (1800 Store Street) until May 22.

Juried by award-winning artists Tracey Aubin, Debora Barlow and Judy Villett, the exhibition features 48 fibre art pieces interpreting the theme “Crossroads.”

The Grand National was developed in 2003 to showcase the incredible creativity of Canadian quilt artists and has since expanded to include a wide variety of fibre art materials and techniques.

This year marks a milestone for the exhibition, which is travelling across the country for the very first time. The Victoria stop marks the only presentation of this exhibit in British Columbia.

Related programming such as Artists in Conversation will take place in April and May. More details are available online at

Established in 1968, the Victoria Arts Council connects artists and audiences. Admission is by a suggested donation of $2 to $20.