British, Canadian 1948-
Textile artist Carole Sabiston came to Victoria as a child in 1952 and in the next decades produced increasingly bold and visionary works. Sabiston’s layered textile pieces grant a depth of space, colour, and texture that she reportedly had been unable to achieve with painting during her studies at both the University of Victoria and University of British Columbia. Over the course of the 1960s, she developed a non-traditional expression in textile work that challenged the art historical hierarchy between fine and applied arts. Her commissions soon adorned City Hall, the Crystal Gardens, UVic, theatres and other pubic spaces in the city including her husband’s bookstore, Munro’s Books. Sabiston earned international recognition while remaining an active member of the Limners.