Tuesday, 27 January 2015

A Sample of the Scroll of Rememberance

Here's a sample of what Laurie has been working on. She dyes the fabric, adds the transfer sheet, and sends the finished product out to volunteers to be beaded. If you'd like to bead a page or two, please visit our website.

Thanks for your support!

Monday, 26 January 2015

The beauty of fabric | The Chronicle Herald

Ann O'Connell of the South Shore Breaker, a division of the Halifax Chronicle Herald, writes about Laurie's Halifax Explosion Memorial Quilt in this online article.

Enjoy the article and thanks for viewing.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

What’s My View? - Laurie Swim

Laurie was featured on the SAQA Blog, talking about the Halifax Explosion project. Check the link out and follow it to a short video on Laurie's project. 

SAQA - Atlantic Canada: What’s My View? - Laurie Swim, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Project Starts...

To mark the Centenary of the Halifax Explosion,
award winning Nova Scotia artist Laurie Swim
has undertaken the creation of a monumental art project, titled

Hope and Survival.

To be completed by 2017, the work will include a Scroll of Remembrance, on which the names of the dead, in English and in Braille, will be inscribed. The Braille references the hundreds blinded by the blast, the largest ever before Hiroshima. The Braille dots will consist of beads, sewn by volunteers throughout Nova Scotia.

A series of textile works, created by Laurie, will complete the work.