Textile Museum of Canada and Pan Am Games

Sunday 12 July 2015 – 11:00 AM
Sunday 19 July 2015 – 05:30 PM

Sugar Beach
25 Dockside Drive
Toronto, Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada presents Watercolour, a cultural project presented in partnership with the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan American Games from July 10-26, 2015. Celebrating the culture and artistry of Pan American nations, Watercolour will comprise 41 sails featuring artwork by one artist from each participating country. Encompassing work from internationally renowned to emerging and mid-career artists, the designs will animate sailboats on Lake Ontario with their rich visual diversity during ceremonies at the Toronto 2015 Games.
A perfect complement to the Museum’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2015, the Textile Museum of Canada’s award-winning work with contemporary artists and global cultural traditions informed the project. Using one of the most ancient and most iconic expressions of textiles in everyday life that transcend space and time, sails uniquely communicate what we have in common – the universal experiences and imaginations that inspire everyone, artists to athletes, to achieve their dreams.
Together the designs on the sails speak to shared environments and ways of life as well as cultural and artistic relationships between Pan Am countries. Scheduled sailings on Toronto’s waterfront are July 12 at 11:00 am and July 19 at 5:30 pm (weather permitting).
Presented in partnership with the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/ Parapan Am Games with the support of the Toronto Arts Council.
Sugar Beach
25 Dockside Drive
Toronto, ON
M5A 0B5