The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project



Designed and built by Molly Grundy in collaboration with the participants of TIFF Kids International Film Festival. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

Some of the city's youngest art lovers are responsible for this imaginative, film-inspired tutu. Lead by artist and designer, Molly Grundy, children and families attending the 15th annual TIFF Kids International Film Festival in April contributed their artistic flair to the TIFF Tutu by colouring on 16mm film leader. Following the festival Molly attached the coloured film strips to a wire cage at the tutu's core, styling and sculpting each one to achieve a wild and animated shape. In addition to showcasing the magic of a child's imagination, this tutu represents TIFF's commitment to engaging with children and their families using all forms of the moving image.

Molly Grundy is a Toronto based award winning fibre artist, illustrator and arts educator who graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design. Molly has worked in everything from costume design, wearable art, illustration, fashion styling, special effects and puppet building for stop motion animation.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.