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Studio Spring - Summer 2017

Studio magazine brings the best of contemporary Canadian craft and design to a creative, curious and passionate readership. As the only national magazine dedicated to fine craft in Canada, Studio has a unique perspective on issues and developments in the craft world.

Country:
Canada
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ontario Crafts Council
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editors ’ note

For a while now at Studio we’ve been thinking about education in craft and design. Some of our closest advisors and contributors are academics, so the issues of students and research and guided growth often come into our more general conversations about the processes and purposes of making.But that’s only a part of the discussion. Education, in its richest sense, can be quite separate from the academies and institutions and can be deeply personal, unstructured experiences.Unravelling in your workshop or studio, walking through a show or reading a text, smelling something good coming from the kitchen, hearing those spring birds – educating moments can refract off all those surfaces too – and a million others.In the same way, a nation can be a grand, institutional idea that can have a…

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contributors

BRUNO ANDRUS is a Montreal-based professional glassblower, teacher and art historian. A graduate of Espace VERRE, in April 2017 he will defend his PhD in Art History at Concordia University.LAURA BRANDON is the former art and war historian at the Canadian War Museum and currently a research associate there. She wrote the prize-winning Pegi by Herself: The Life of Pegi Nicol MacLeod, Canadian Artist (McGill-Queen’s, 2005). She has published and lectured extensively on contemporary and historical Canadian and international art and artists for almost 40 years and curated more than 40 exhibitions.MAEGEN BLACK is a writer, curator and arts administrator with a Bachelor of Design from OCAD University. As the Director of the Canadian Crafts Federation, she has worked with professional craft artists and organizations across the country for over…

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studio writers' residency

This September, Studio will be inaugurating a Writers’ Residency as part of the Can Craft? Craft Can! Biennale. The residency will develop writing skills and understanding in the discourse in and around Canadian Craft by offering six writers in the first part of their careers the opportunity to explore and develop their interests in material culture as embodied in the craft discourse. Residents will advance their critical writing skills, aiming to further their careers by expanding their viewpoints and their attendant abilities. The residency will comprise both an element of formal/ directed exchange of ideas with leadership from established members of the craft field and a self-guided learning environment in which residents will work independently and collaboratively to develop their practices. Writers will also be encouraged to learn about the…

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slice

EYES OF SOCIETY is a short film that documents a group of artists from across Canada as they embark on a 14 day kayak journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and ancient Haida village of SGang Gwaay. The film reflects on the important role of an artist in society and how that differs across cultures and time. Filmmakers Allison Smith and Joseph Crawford of Braid Films capture Gwaii Haanas through the eyes of the artist, highlighting the imagery, emotion and creative influence of natural spaces. The film will start appearing at international film festivals in 2017-18 and it will be available on Air Canada In-flight Entertainment for three months as of March 1st, 2017.EYES OF SOCIETY est un court metrage qui suit l’histoire d’un groupe d’artistes venant de partout…

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craft council calendar

Spring 2017 | Calendrier printemps 2017ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCILwww.albertacraft.ab.caWomen’s Hands Building a NationACC Feature GalleryMay 6 - August 19, 2017Reception: Saturday, May 6, 2pm to 4pmChinook Guild of Fibre Arts commemorates Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation. The traveling exhibition is a collection of fibre works celebrating women’s accomplishments and contributions to Canada’s growth as a nation.CGFA’s roots extend into the history of fibre arts in Alberta. Alberta Handicrafts Guild (AHG), an active and long-established guild, was reorganized and as a result, the CGFA was established as a membership guild so that AHG members, as well as new guild members, may proudly carry on the pursuit of fibre arts.Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts (La confrerie des arts de la fibre de Chinook) commemore le 150e anniversaire de la confederation du Canada. L’exposition…

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craft needs better relatiomships

I struggled with how to approach writing for an arts magazine that comes from non-Indigenous roots yet needs Indigenous content. I thought about making a territorial stand and claiming space within this magazine, but also thought about the people that invited me to write. I was offered the chance to write about whatever I wanted; an opportunity to include Indigenous voices on equitable terms within the existing structure of the magazine. Although there is much work to be done in all relationships, I thought this offer was a healthy starting place. I then thought about water, and how it is the source for all Life on this planet, and our only future. Which led me to beginning this piece with a strongly worded question:What needs to be threatened before you…

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