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Stitched Glass Film Screening and Knitting Social with Kirk Dunn

Film Screening and Q&A

Stitched Glass Film Screening and Knitting Social with Kirk Dunn

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2 pm
Price: $20 Regular, $18 Friends, $15 Students/Seniors
Tickets include screening, Q&A, and Museum entry

Sit down with fibre artist, performer, and writer Kirk Dunn, Toronto-based filmmaker, Ian Daffern, and award-winning director, editor, and producer, Omar Majeed for a special screening of Stiched Glass followed by a Q&A.


Audiences will be provided with a darning needle and thread to contribute to a Stiched Glass installation. 


About Stitched Glass



When a faith built on principles of friendship collides with division and violence, a man attempts to rebuild connections through a message of peace and harmony. In 2003, actor and artist Kirk Dunn embarked on a pilgrimage that would lead him to knit a trio of impressive tapestries inspired by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. After 15 years of intricate work, Kirk is ready to unveil his tapestries at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. Stitched Glass follows an artist confronted with the immensity of spiritual themes and shows how even the grandest concepts start with just one stitch. A deep and touching piece, woven with serenity.


About Kirk Dunn


Kirk Dunn is fibre artist, performer and writer whose greatest love is knitting. He has been knitting since 1988 and began designing in 1996. Dunn shares his love of colour and complex design with renowned designers Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably and was apprenticed at the Kaffe Fassett Studio in London, England in 1998.


In 2003, Dunn was awarded an OAC Chalmers Fellowship for Stitched Glass, an installation of three 5.5’ x 9’ tapestries, knit in the style of stained glass, exploring the commonalities and conflicts between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The installation took him fifteen years to complete.


About Ian Daffern


Ian Daffern is a filmmaker based in Toronto whose work explores the intricacies and passions behind arts and crafts — from the secrets of model railroad club enthusiasts in Railroaders to the discourse of James Joyce Scholars in Bloom is a Cod. His online work includes the short film, A Tribute to the Tranzac. His short, How Ink Is Made was viewed by 2.5 million people online, garnered critical attention, and was cited by Stephen Colbert as ​“his favourite youtube video of all time.” Ian was a founding producer of Bell Local/​Fibe TV1, a grassroots platform for artists and emerging filmmakers to make locally themed content. 


About Omar Majeed


Award-winning director, editor and producer Omar Majeed's first feature-length documentary TAQWACORE: The Birth of Punk Islam chronicles the rise of the nascent Muslim Punk scene in North America and Pakistan. In 2012, Omar produced and co-directed another feature film profiling a Montreal-based theatre troupe comprised of young adults with developmental disabilities which aired on CBC Montreal entitled The Frog Princes. Omar also edited the feature documentary Inside Lara Roxx, directed by Mia Donovan, Buzkashi by Najeeb Mirza, and The Fruit Hunters (Discovery Channel) by Yung Chang.


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