Noelle Hamlyn is intrigued by the possibilities of textures and fibres to evoke emotion. Believing our sense of touch is one of the most powerful and profound vehicles of human understanding, she is drawn to materials with strong tactile qualities and uses these as metaphors to explore experience.
Noelle is a graduate of Sheridan Institute’s Crafts and Design Program (Textiles), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her studio work has earned numerous awards and been shown across Canada and internationally. Noelle was selected to represent Canada at the International Craft Biennale in Cheongju, South Korea. Her work has been shown at the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad, is part of the permanent collections of the Cambridge Art Gallery and Cleveland University Hospitals and most recently, shown as part of the Love Lace International Lace Award at the Power House Museum in Sydney, Australia.