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Furoshiki Gallery

Furoshiki: The art of cloth wrapping

Opening Reception: November 30th, 12-6pm
Gift wrapping with Furoshiki demo at 2pm
Gallery locationSAMARA Contemporary, 156 Augusta Avenue, Kensington Market, Toronto. |

SAMARA Contemporary in collaboration with Kid Icarus, are pleased to announce Furoshiki, A group exhibition that will feature the works of 20 artists working with the theme: “Gifting”

Furoshiki wrap is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wrapping paper.

Every holiday season more than 8 million tons of gift-wrap ends up in landfills. Disposable and chemically processed, this waste is destroying our environment. Furoshiki can be re-used, passed on from one gift receiver to the next.

Cloth wrapping has been used for over 1200 years in Japan. The word Furoshiki came about during the Edo period (1603-1868) when cloths were commonly used in bathhouses to wrap clothes or as bath matts. Today, Furoshiki can be used to wrap gifts, wine bottles, books, groceries, or just about anything! 

This year and onward present your special gift enveloped in beautiful art created by some of Canada’s top illustrators and artists! An environmentally ethical and unique option to gift giving!

Participating artists: Daniela Roessler, Dave Setrakian, Fiona Smyth, Flips, Jill Holmberg, Jimmy Chaile, June Kim, Justin Broadbent, Kendra Yee, Kirsten McCrea, Happy Sleepy, Marijke Bouchier, Mariko Paterson, Mike Ellis, Orbital Arts, Rachel Joanis, Santiago Paredes, Trio Magnus