Amanda McCavour at work in her studio.

Public invited to unveiling of fascinating art installation at CR Art Gallery

The exhibition space at the Campbell River Art Gallery is curtained off

Everyone is invited to attend the unveiling of a large-scale art installation by renowned Ontario artist Amanda McCavour Thursday, June 13 at 7:20 p.m.

If you walk through the lobby of the Centennial Building from June 10-13 you’ll notice the exhibition space at the Campbell River Art Gallery is curtained off so the public can’t peek as McCavour busily works to transform the Main and Discovery Galleries into a wonderland of embroidery. McCavour creates everything from household rooms to verdant gardens from embroidery that is unlike anything you’ve seen before. She creates her work by sewing into fabric that dissolves in water, leaving only stitched lines behind. This results in delicate furniture, flowers, leaves, snowflakes and other shapes that have a ghostly quality.

McCavour, who will present an illustrated lecture at the June 13 opening, has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University and has completed artist residences at numerous studios and institutes. Her embroidered installations seem ghostly and lacelike, as they are suspended in mid-air. She presents everything from rooms in her childhood home to imagined floral displays. Thread – a seemingly fragile material – becomes an incredibly strong medium. Staff and volunteers at the Campbell River Art Gallery and exhibition sponsor, Denise Mitchell Interiors, look forward to welcoming the public to meet McCavour and hear her speak. Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, June 13 at 7:20 p.m. so you’ll be there when the curtain is pulled aside and the stunning results of McCavour’s days of work are unveiled.

The Campbell River Art Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact the Gallery at 250-287-2261 or by email at