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Mending Lab with Savneet Talwar

December 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Care and repair fabrics of personal significance in this workshop with Savneet Talwar and artist Tanya Gill.

What stories do our clothes and everyday fabrics tell? What stories are held in the worn-out holes of old socks, favorite garments, or blankets?

Participants are invited to bring a garment, fabric or textile that has some important significance in their life that is in need of repair. The workshop will offer a space for participants to mend their fabric pieces and also share and witness stories about “care and repair” as embodied in fabrics.

Basic supplies, remnant fabrics, needles, thread, scissors, and yarn will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own special supplies.

Savneet Talwar Ph.D., ATR-BC, is a Professor in the graduate art therapy program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also teaches in the Fiber and Material Studies program.

image: detail of “Examine” by Tanya Gill, darned found cloth, 2023

About the Artist:

Tanya Gill is a multimedia artist and educator whose work explores themes of adaptation, mending, loss, and resilience through object making, painting, drawing, and fiber. Responding to continual transformation in ourselves and our world is at the center of her practice.

This spring, Gill was the Spring 2023 Artist in Residence at the IMSS. Gill has also been a Fulbright-Nehru scholar, as well as in residence at McDowell, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and The Ragdale Foundation. Gill calls Northern California, Northern India, and Chicago home. Currently, she is nestled in Chicago, IL, where she maintains a studio at Mana Contemporary.

Broken Yet Whole

Nov 12th, 2023 – Feb 10th, 2024 at IMSS

About the Contemporary Art Program: The International Museum of Surgical Science supports a commitment to contemporary art and artists through exhibitions and programs that use the frame of contemporary artistic practice to examine new perspectives in medical-surgical science and our relationship to the body. The Museum’s Contemporary Arts Initiative includes rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as an ongoing Artist in Residence program.

This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

This project is supported, in whole or in part, by federal assistance listing number, 21.027 awarded to the International Museum of Surgical Science by the US Treasury through the American Rescue Plan Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in the amount of $125,000.00, representing 83% of total project funding.

This project is partially supported by a Chicago Arts Recovery Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

The International Museum of Surgical Science acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


Accessible accommodations include a ramp entrance and elevator. If you need additional accessibility options or wheelchair seating please contact us at info@imss.org.

Parking and Directions can be found here: https://imss.org/plan-your-visit/


December 2, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60610 United States


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