Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo is a group of twenty women, some of whom are professional artists and others who are artisans by training who practice the traditional art of rug hooking with passion. All have a number of years’ experience as artists and enjoy participating in exhibitions of their works. These artists distinguish themselves by the contemporary treatment they give to the design of their hooked mats and by the use of eclectic materials in their art production.
Through their sustained involvement and their commitment to develop the art of traditional hooking, Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo have influenced the artistic and cultural scene in New Brunswick by:
- Incorporation of the collective as a non-profit organization in 2012;
- Creation of ten (10) major exhibitions of hooked rugs since 2004;
- Contemporary and innovative approach to the technique of rug hooking;
- Marked effort to support the recognition of rug hooking as an artistic medium in the field of visual arts;
- Publications of art works of the group in Canadian and American publications;
- Recognition of the professional status of the group;
- Sustained involvement in large-scale projects, such as the World Acadian Congress and the New-Brunswick Mat Registry.
VISION, MISSION AND MANDATE
Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo are recognized as a group of twenty women artists who take pleasure in creating hooked rugs while favoring creativity and excellence. This non-profit organization is involved in the community at the provincial and regional level and is committed to the transmission of the traditional art of rug hooking to the next generations.
The mission of the group Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo is to ensure that the art of rug hooking is recognized as a medium for artistic expression and to preserve the heritage of our ancestors.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|President ||Line Godbout|
|Treasurer ||Linda Corbin|
|Advisor ||Annie Richard|
|Advisor ||Éveline Haché-Lachance|