World of Threads Festival – Interview with Emma Nishimura of Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Emma Nishimura from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, draws a lot of inspiration for her artwork from the complicated history of her grandparents.  They were interned as Japanese Canadians in WWII.  Using photographic records, she explores the relationships and interactions between the sites where these stories occurred and the memories themselves.  Emma has also traveled to these locations, witnessing what remains, forming new memories – an extension and continuation of the original story.

To read his interview


Interviews produced by Gareth Bate and Dawne Rudman

Above: Quietly Being, 2009

Emma participated in The Red and the Black exhibit of Festival 2014 in the Gallery at our main festival venue at Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre in Oakville.

Emma also had work in the Solo Shows and Installations in the Corridor Galleries at Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, for Festival 2014.


Above:  Shifting Views, in The Red and the Black at The Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

For Festival 2009, Emma had artwork showing in the Festival exhibition at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre:


Above:  Seeking Solace (detail)

Enjoy the interview.