Big Boy with Needle
Dyed upholstery bolsters, white nylon cord, MDF
New Artist in residence
(adjacent to the Mary E. Black Gallery)
1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
Opening: Thursday March 19, 6pm
In Residence: March 20 – May 17, 2020
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 4pm
(In studio hours vary depending on the availability of the artist)
Carley Mullally is a Halifax-based textile artist and researcher originally from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. With an interest in collaboration, she has worked with artists and designers across disciplines to create projects for sustainable product design, architecture, medical use and fashion. Her work has been shown at the Hong Kong Medical Museum, Hong Kong; the ArcInTex Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Inspired by her upbringing throughout the three Maritime provinces, Carley has been working with both traditional and unconventional ideas of rope-making and boat craft by not only creating ropes – but also the equipment used to make them. During the Craft LAIR she will be setting up rope twisting and braiding devices for the public to engage with, and will document the process of self-discovery in order to inform new designs and design methodologies.
Mullally received her BFA in Textiles and Fashion from NSCAD University, before moving to London, England to pursue her Masters in Woven Textiles from the Royal College of Art. Since graduating with her MA in 2018, she has been teaching in both the textiles and fashion departments at NSCAD University, and has held workshops at the Struts Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick, the LaHave Weaving Studio in Lunenburg and to a cub scouts troop in her home of Pictou County.