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Jenny McMaster
Ottawa
Fibres and performance artist. Arts educator, arts writer.
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I'm just putting the finishing touches on my pre-thesis exhibition Hare in Situ at Ottawa U's Theatre LabO in the Ottawa Art Gallery complex. Its been an interesting challenge working in a large black box space, when I've been so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2021 at Jenny McMaster
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Visit The Flood Line at Karsh Masson, featuring the fascinating art work of Bozica Radjenovic. Bozica is a very talented sculptor adept with fibres, as well wood and bronze. The exhibition explores the theme of ecological and emotional overflow, evoking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2021 at Jenny McMaster
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This fall I was honoured by the SAW Award for New Works. A great pick me up during the pandemic! Sure wish I could spend time in person with the rest of the gang who received the award, so many... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at Jenny McMaster
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Listen to my radio interview with Carla Parchelo on "Can I Have a Word" CKCU 93.1 FM and get caught up with my most recent projects which combine performance with my handmade paper work. Over the past year I've been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2020 at Jenny McMaster
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Me with Tea Cloud and So Below (Photo: Tavi Weisz) This August a group from the Enriched Bread Artist Studios participated in an exhibition in Philadelphia. The show was hosted by a very cool artist run space called Little Berlin.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2019 at Jenny McMaster
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I am very pleased to announce A Safe Place: A Travelling Exhibition by the Artists of PSO In the exhibition entitled A Safe Place, the talented artists of the Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa (PSO) have used sewing, painting, embroidery and... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2019 at Jenny McMaster
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Jenny McMaster is a fibres artist with a new show at Espace Pierre-Debain in Aylmer. Her show Ruptured Planes is an interesting exploration of her medium and mythologies about the Earth’s structure. via apt613.ca Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 10, 2019 at Jenny McMaster
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A reminder Ruptured Planes or Les Plaines déchirées is on at Espace Pierre Debaine until May 5th. 120 Rue Principale Aylmer. Check out this short film of how great my handmade paper works looked on the dark walls of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Jenny McMaster
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My exhibition at Espace Pierre Debain in Aylmer is just around the corner. Running from the 20th of March to the 5th of May, Vernissage Wednesday the 20th from 6 to 8pm. 120 Rue Principale Ruptured Planes translates to Les... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Jenny McMaster
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Flash back to the summer of 2018: A fabulous concrete and mosaic workshop with the inhabitants of Winthrop Court Community House! The workshop was an opportunity for the inhabitants of the surrounding housing, who normally would not have access to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Jenny McMaster
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Come one, come all to art prom night at the Enriched Bread Artists Open Studio Oct 18 at 6 to 9 pm! As per usual a great DJ, good eats and lots of amazing art. If you cant make the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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Christine Mockett and I spent a fun spring and summer working with the diverse group at Blair Court Community House. The workshop was an opportunity for the inhabitants of the surrounding housing, who normally would not have access to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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Come check out the group show Collective Record at the Ottawa Art Gallery's Annexe Gallery! I will be showing two new paper and embroidery works depicting the Ottawa River. See above Over the Ottawa. The vernissage is this Thursday evening... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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As a part of our contribution to Doors Open Ottawa the EBA presents Unscripted: An awesome selection of drawings curated by Tami Galili Come this Friday June 1st to the vernissage running from 6pm to 9pm or visit between 10... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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The opening of the new and improved Ottawa Art Gallery is just around the corner on April 28th! I just dropped off some of my favourite works from the Tight Laced series for the vaults of the Art Rental and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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This past fall my colleague Christine Mockett and I hosted a collaborative mapping project for clients of "the Place to Be" program at the Somerset West Community Health Centre. Our final project involved the collaborative creation of a map of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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Check out the article in Artsfile And listen to our segment on the CBC Ottawa Morning Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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Coming up this October at MVTM my long awaited show with Noelle Hamlyn exploring the history of Almonte and the textile industry. The Exhibition runs from October 10 to December 16, 2017. Vernissage: Saturday October 14 from 2 PM to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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Me, Cindy Stelmackowich and Christos Pantieras stopped by on CTV Morning Live to talk about the Big Cake Projection at the Enriched Bread Artist Studios. Of course I was dressed up as cake...That's the best way to get on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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Just around the corner this August at the Enriched Bread Artist Studios... Our new project, funded by Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program, featuring a variety of visual displays, immersive experiences, and an all-out celebration with cakes! Cakes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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This spring it was my pleasure to work with Christine Mockett, Serguie Bouilenko and the clients of Rochester Heights Community House. Using a method created by Christine our students created a variety of characters by wrapping and bundling scraps of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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This spring I will again be offering my Intro to Encaustics Course at the Ottawa School of Art (Orleans location). The class will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 Monday afternoons from April 24th to June 19th. Please visit the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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Missed the Meat Meet performance at Gallery 101? That's okay check out this video by Sabastien Callender Gallery 101's Vimeo Page and some photos of the performance below by Jason Derikozison. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Jenny McMaster
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Looking to explore and experiment with a new medium this winter? Alternative Embroidery and Textile Arts is back at the Orleans Ottawa School of Art this January on Monday Afternoons from 1-4, January 16 to March 3rd. Register at on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Jenny McMaster
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October 15, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm Gallery 101, 51B Young Street, Ottawa In 2006, Karina Bergmans and I presented The Cake Show, a performance inspired by the visual similarities between women’s clothing and pastry decoration as well as the communal importance of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Jenny McMaster