Joanna Rogers
Textile Artist


(posted on 30 Apr 2018)

I was lucky enough to spend a day in Toronto earlier this month and spent my time with Joe Lewis and Janet Hayward wandering around the Royal Ontario Museum and the Textile Museum. What a wonderful day. So many marvels.

A highlight of the ROM for me was this large wall piece by El Anatsui, a textile hero of mine.

El Anatsui at Royal Ontario Museum

joanna rogers with el anatsui rom


The Textile Museum was hosting an incredible exhibit of the gorgeous larger-than-life, sumptuously dyed kimono by Itchiku Kubota. This is only the second time his work has been shown in Canada. I have been a fan ever since Nicole Robillarde gave me the catalogue of his first exhibit in Hull in 1995. How amazing to be able to see his work in person!

Mount Fuji Ichiku Kubota

Ichiku Kubota