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Pull Together- Pull Through
January 19 - April 18, 2023
The District Foyer Gallery (located at North Vancouver District Hall)

Art in the Community presents “Pull Together – Pull Through”, an exhibition in four parts that will be on display in the District Hall Glass cabinets.

  1. Scrolls: October 20, 2022 – January 17, 2023
  2. Pojagi: January 19, 2023 – April 18, 2023   
  3. Boro: April 20, 2023 – July 18, 2023
  4. Colour: July 20, 2023 – October 17, 2023

In March of 2020, members of the North Shore Needle Arts Guild were locked down along with the rest of the province. The result was the cancellation of their in-person meetings and the abrupt absence of the sharing environment they previously had enjoyed.

Their members are diverse in their knowledge base, professional backgrounds and needlework techniques but not as skilled with the technology required to be able to meet virtually. Through the sharing  by those members with technical knowledge, all members learned how to meet via Zoom. This technology allowed for the continuation of learning, inspiring each other and sharing the love of the art form that had brought them together in the first place.

As the pandemic continued to isolate the most vulnerable, North Shore Needle Arts Guild pulled together and pulled through, exploring and sharing their ideas on 4 different subjects over the course of 2 years.

This exhibition shows the results of one of those subjects – The Pojagi : Is an ancient Korean textile art form that is both beautiful and utilitarian. A pojagi (po) is a cloth that is used to wrap, carry, or store things. The use of wrapping cloths was first recorded almost 2,000 years ago. They were used by everyone in Korean society – from aristocrats to peasants and the members of NSNA were challenged to explore what use they might have and create their own for that purpose.

“Pull Together- Pull Through” is made up of 4 exhibitions each spanning 4 months. Each rendition of the theme will have its own sub-theme, the second part of this exhibition, “Pojagi” will be displayed in January 2023.