Tina M. Struthers


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Curriculum

I am an artist who specializes in combining fiber and textile elements with other media to create works that explore the ways in which that organisms are changed by forces of nature and elements of their environment over time. Born in South Africa where nature is abundant, varied and sometimes even dangerous, my work refers to aspects of its flora, fauna and of its geography and diversity. These concepts are also reflected in the patterns, textures and materials used in textiles of cultures around the world which are also sources of inspiration. My focus is diversity, inclusion and human impact on global societies and environments.


EDUCATION

1997-1999    Diploma in Visual Communication, Fine Art Specialization,

                     Open Window Art Academy, Pretoria, South-Africa

1996-1997    Diploma in Fine Arts, Open Window Art Academy, South-Africa


SELECTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2016             Continuions formations, CMCC, «Comment fixer et négocier le prix de son travail artistique »

                     Hubert Mansion, Université de Montréal, Campus Longueuil CMCC

2013 -14       Trait d'artiste, Vaudreuil sur le Lac; various courses in: Paverpol, silk paper and mixed media collage, Paper marbling

2010             Grand Theatre, London, Ontario; traditional men’s tailoring techniques for theatre

1999             Moreletapark Naaldwerkskool, Pretoria, South-Africa; Design and development of patterns for clothing and costume.


SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS, CURATED OR JURIED

2017            CODEX, SOLO, in production, July'17 , Galerie de la Ville, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC, Curator: Claudine Ascher

                    SOIXANTE 17, SOLO, in production September'17 Musée Régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges QC, Curator: Chantal Seguin

2016            REPEAT OFFENDERS, DUO, Galerie de la Ville, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC

                    Co-curators: Claudine Ascher and Diane Collet. Duo Artist, Monica Brinkman

2016            TRIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS TEXTILES, DUO, Val-des-Monts, Outaouais »

                    in-situ instillation. Duo artist, Kristen Franyutti (USA) - juried

2015            RACINES AU CARRE, SOLO, Salle Hélène-Rouette, L’Île-Bizard,QC, by invitation


NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2017            THE BRAIN PROJECT, Toronto, Ontario, Curated

                     THE 8th INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY MINI TEXTILE ART

                     -SCYTHIA - Kherson/ Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine, Juried

                    INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE BIENNIAL 2017, Kunststichting Perspektief vzw , Haacht, Belgium, Juried

2016            THE BRAIN PROJECT, Toronto, Ontario, Curated by: Sandra Aisley, Anda Kubis, Ann Priftis, Clara Halper, 

                    Installation: Summer: Nathan Phillpis Square, location: Fall: Yorkdale Shopping Mall, Paddle 8, Online Auction House.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017           ENTRE NOUS, Maison Trestler, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

2016           JARDIN DE LUMIERES, Multi Centre Saint Charles, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

                   ART FOR LIFE, La Maison de soins Palliatifs de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Hudson, QC

                   PETIT MAIS GRANDE , multi Centre Saint Charles, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

                   TRAITARTST, MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

                   ENTRE NOUS, Maison Trestler, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

2015           TOUR DU CHAPEAU, Musée Régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC ,Juried, Curator: Chantal Seguin

                   TRAIT D'ARTISTE, Marie-Uguay de Notre-Dame-de-L'Île-Perrot, QC

                   L'ART AU VIGNOBLE, Vignoble Côte de Vaudreuil, QC, by invitation

                   ENTRE NOUS, Maison Trestler, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

2014           TERRE MAIRES, Special Group exhibition, MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges,

                   Musée Régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges QC, Juried, Curator: Chantal Seguin

                   L'ART AU VIGNOBLE , Vignoble Côte de Vaudreuil, QC, by invitation


COMISSIONED OR JURIED PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS AND PROJECTS:

2016           TRIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS TEXTILE EN OUTAOUIS 2016,

                   Val-de-Monts, QC, in-situ installation, selected, with 22 international artists.

                   NID 'D AUTUMN, Ville de Rigaud, QC, In-situ installation, Festival des couleurs 2016,

                   Médiation culturelle, Project supported by the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges

                   ENVOL VERS L'AVENIR, Relais d'information touristique de l'Île-Perrot, QC ,permanent public instillation,

                   in collaboration with artiste Diane Collet, CLD Vaudreuil-Soulanges and Vaudreuil-Soulanges Tourisme.

                   TRAVAILLONS ENSEMBLE, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, collective permanent public sculpture,

                   en collaboration avec l'artiste Monika Brinkman.

                   UN ACCENT FÉMININ, Centre de Femmes Moisson, Ille-Perrot and Ville de Vaudreuil- Dorion,

                   Collective public sculpture, to celebrate the center's 30th aniversairy

2015-16      MON NID CHEZ MOI, Centre des Services sociaux du Suroît (CSSS), With 9 municipalities,

                   MRC Vaudreuil-Solanges. Permanent public textile Installation, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the

                  " semaine des familles québécoises", 23 pannels exhibited, installed at various locations.

                    Main locations, Foyer CSSS 3031 Boulevard de la gare,  Vaudreuil-Dorion, and entrance to the offices of : 

                    Service des loisirs et de la culture Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion, 3093 Boulevard de la Gare, Vaudreuil-Dorion

2015           PLUS HAUT PLUS LOIN, City Hall, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Permanant public textile

                   installation, with 280 employee participants.

                   AU COEUR DE MA COMMUNAUTÉ, Exteriour 3 seasons, avenue Saint Charles,

                   Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec. In colaboration with artist Monica Brinkman, textile Installation,

2014           JE M'ATTACHE À LA CULTURE, 190 Avenue Saint Charles, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec,

                   for the Agenda 21 (CGLU) and UNESCO Aspect of cultural médiation with 1500 participants.


SELECTED CULTURAL MEDIATION PROJECTS

Concept, development & Artistic Direction

2016          POULPIQUETT, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, in collaboration with, productions Kinescope, and storyteller, Luci Bisson

                  JARDIN DE LUMIÉRES, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, one of 14 artists selected to participate in community project,

                  installation of 300 lanterns, exhibited exterior, Eglise Saint Michel, VD

                  ZONE MONOTONI, International Circus Festival, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC,

                  MOZAIK LA PARADE, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Artistic Direction, Concept and development of costumes and large elements, 4 groups.

                  TANDEM, Centre des Services sociaux du Suroît (CSSS), Sainte-Marthe and Vaudreuil- Dorion, QC

2015          CIRCUIT DES ÉPOUVANTAILS, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC

                  MRC de Beauharnois-Salaberry, Exteriour instillation, duration 1 month.

                  MOZAIK LA PARADE, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Artistic Direction, Concept and development of costumes and large elements, 3 groups.

2015          TANDEM, Sainte-Marthe, Québec, Centre des Services sociaux du Suroît (CSSS)

                  POUPÉE D'AMOUR, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC Centre des Services sociaux du Suroît (CSSS)

                  CRÉATION ÉCO CONFIANCE, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, recycled project developed for

                  Carrefour jeunesse emploi Vaudreuil-Soulanges

2014          LA PLANÉte en Mouvement, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Exhibition of 200 mobiles,

                  created with recycled materials & weaving, with student, for Earth Day

                  EUREKA MARIONETTES, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Exhibition of 80 puppets, (recycled materials) with children of the Reading Club

                  UN SAPIN POUR LA COMMUNAUTÉ, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Temporary Public installation, created with 3000 participants.

                  MOZAIK LA PARADE, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Artistic Direction, Concept and development

                  LES QAUTRE SAISONS DANS LE BONHEUR, 

                  Theatrical production created with the "Les Artistes de Bonheur"

                  Adults living with intellectual handicaps, In collaboration with Monica Brinkman and Julio Hong

2013         UN SAPIN POUR LA COMMUNAUTÉ, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

                 Temporary public installation, 125 participants.

                 TANDEM, Sainte-Marthe, QC, Centre des Services sociaux du Suroît (CSSS)

                 MOZAIK LA PARADE, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Artistic Direction, Concept and development

                 Of costumes and large elements, 2 groups, cultural mediation

2012         MOZAIK LA PARADE, Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Artistic Direction, Concept and development


OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE:

SELECTED THEATRICAL AND STAGE PRODUCTIONS/ COSTUME DESIGN

2016         THE GREAT GATSBY, Hudson, QC, Hudson Players Club, Costume and set design

2015         PETER PAN PANTOMIME, Hudson Village Theatre, Hudson, QC, Design, costume construction

                 A MIDSUMMERS NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, Hudson ,QC, Design and costume construction, Hudson Players Club,

2013        SOIRÉE-BÉNÉFICE MIROIR_MIROIR, Théâtre Plaza de Montréal, QC

                For the Jasmin Roy foundation, Productions Cultur'Elles and Zoom Académie

2012        L'AUBERGE DES MORTS SUBITES, and COCKTAIL HUMAIN GRANDEUR NATURE

                Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Théâtres-des-sans-papiers, Costume design and construction.

2011        THE HOBBIT, The Grand Theatre, London, ON, Assistant cutter.

                SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, JOSEPH"S AMAZING TECHNICOLOURED DREAMCOAT, 

                SHERLOCK HOLMES THE FINAL ADVENTURE, The Grand Theatre, London, ON, Wardrobe first hand,

2010        THE SYRINGA TREE, THE LAST 5 YEARS, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, LEGENDS

                The Grand Theatre, London, ON, Wardrobe first hand,

                HANDEL'S GIULIO CESARE OPERA, Orchestra London, London, ON, Wardrobe first hand, cutter,

2009        KINGFISHER DAYS, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, DRY STREAK, THE WIZARD OF OZ, MISERY DREAMGIRLS, The Grand Theatre,                       London, ON, Wardrobe first hand,

2006-07   MEGA_WEEK interdisciplinary show, : Coordination artistic direction and creation, include,

                costume, dance, wearable art, performance, Bredasdorp, South-Africa

2003        BLONDES, The Performer Theater, cut, design, fabrication of costumes, Pretoria, South-Africa


PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

                Public Collections: The cities of : Vaudreuil-Dorion, Saint Polycarpe, Pincourt, Saint Clet,

                Notre dame de l'ille Perrot ,Vaudreuil sur le lac, Rigaud, l'ille Perrot, Rigaud, Saint Lizare

                Private: South-Africa, Quebec, Ontario, Belgium


SELECTED BURSARIES, PRIZES AND MENTIONS

2016          The Brain Project, Toronto Ontario, 100 artistes - 100 Brains 7th place People's choice award.

2015          Group exibition « Terre-Maires », Prix Coup de cœur du jury du mérite Ovation municipale de

                  l’Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ) &  Prix Culture et développement 2015 par Les Arts et la Ville.

2015          Selected as one of 6 artists to create an individual artwork as prize for the "27e Colloque annuel du Réseau québécois de Villes et                         Villages en santé (RQVVS) - Prix d’excellence 2015, the artwork was won by the city of Pincourt, QC

2015          CHILDHOOD DREAMS GROW, Portsmouth, England Artwork created on theme, and selected by the ASLI magazine 

                  ( Art Saves Lives International)

2014          PRIX HUBERT-REEVES, for an environmental project LA PLANÉTE EN MOUVEMENT

2014          SECOND PLACE, Pincourt, QC, Category painting,

                  Expo concours du Mouvement artistique expression libre (M.E.A.L.)

2012          BOURSE COUP DE COEUR and BOURSE 1e ARTISTES ARRIÉRRE-SCÉNE,

                  Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC  for Théâtres- des-sans- papiers

1996          Artist of the Year 1996 Merit Award, Pretoria, South-Africa ,South African Art Society


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND IMPLICATION

2016-17    Professionel member - Regroupement des arts Interdiciplinaires du Québec (RAIQ)

2016-17    Siège des Métiers d'art- Conseil des arts et de la culture de Vaudreuil-Soulanges (CACVS)

2015-17    Proffesionel member- , Conseil Montérégien de la culture et des communications (CMCC)

2013-17    Member of the group Trait d’artiste, Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Québec.

2014-15    Member of "Mouvement artistique expression libre" (M.E.A.L.), Pincourt, QC

2014         Sommet économique CLD de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Member of the, logistics and artistic committee.

2014         Musée régional de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, creation of hand painted umbrella, as donation for fund raising event.

2007-08    Juror for anual tallent contest, Bredasdorp Secondary school, South-Africa