Canadian Craft Biennial Symposium 2017
Meeting / 15 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
Art Gallery of Burlington
Eleven sessions covering a variety of themes and approaches, will be presented by forty-four scholars and makers from around the world.
The Biennial will celebrate and educate the public and craft professionals alike about the importance that Craft plays in our everyday lives, provide historical contextualization of Canadian craft practise, and offer critical insight into its future.
ProgrammeEleven sessions, covering a variety of themes and approaches will be presented by forty-four scholars and makers from around the world.
Friday, September 15
Place: Holiday Inn Burlington, 3063 S Service Rd, Burlington, ON, L7N 3E9
9:15 - 9:30: Welcoming Remarks.
9:30 - 11:15:
Session 1 – Making Education: The Changing Nature of Teaching Craft.
Session 2 – Craft and Wilderness: Combatting Territorial Amnesia.
11:15 - 13:00:
Session 3 – Craft Residencies: Round Table Discussion.
Session 4 – Intersections in Research and Practice.
13:00 - 14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 15:45:
Session 5 – The Openness of Craft: Complexity in Current Practices.
Session 6 – The digital ties that bind: Practice-lead research in craft.
15:45 - 15:30:
Session 7 – Somewhere Between Folklore, Modernity and Utopia: Expo’67 and the development of Fine Crafts and Métiers d’art in Canada.
Session 8 – Craft’s Collaborations.
15:30 - 18:00: Closing Remarks.
18:00 - 21:00: Opening Reception of the Canadian Craft Biennial, Lee-Chin Family Gallery, Art Gallery of Burlington.
> Check here the complete information of the sessions 1 to 9
Saturday, September 16
Place: OCADU, 100 McCaul St. Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
8:30 to 9:15: Registration.
9:15: Welcoming remarks.
9:30 to 10:15: Keynote address, Anton Reijners.
10:15 to 12:00:
Session 9 – Craft and Public Art.
12:00 to 13:00: Lunch.
13:00 to 14:45:
Session 10 – Identity, Craft / Métiers d’art and Marketing – Part 1.
14:45 to 16:30:
Session 11 – Identity, Craft / Métiers d’art and Marketing – Part 2.
16:30: Closing remarks.
16:45: Opening reception of ‘Crafting the Future: A National Craft Student Exhibition.
> Check here the complete information of the sessions 9 to 11
Dates and priceFriday September 15, 2017 in Burlington (8:30 am - 6 pm)
Saturday September 16, 2017 in Toronto (8:30 am - 4:45 pm)
Included in registration fee:
Opening reception of the Canadian Craft Biennial (AGB) - Friday September 15, 6 pm-9 pm
Opening reception of ‘Crafting the Future: A National Craft Student Exhibition’ (OCAD) - Saturday September 16, 4:45 pm
General registration: $250
Craft Ontario, Canadian Craft Federation or Art Gallery of Burlington Members: $200
Students: $100 *Please email a scan of your student ID to Biennial@agb.life to confirm your registration
Symposium Presenters: $100
Optional Bus Transportation (round-trip): $20
Round trip departing from the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre to the AGB on Friday September 15th to attend the exhibition openings; and round trip departing from the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre to OCAD University (Toronto) on Saturday September 16th.
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