Current Exhibition

 

 

Echoes
Summer Professional Development Residency Exhibition

Annabel Biro
Kelsey Borden
NAT chantel
Krista Grunsky
Shaya Ishaq
Songhee Lee
Jiaqi Li
Katja Spoerri

Mary E. Black Gallery
1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
Opening: Thursday August 30, 6pm
On view:August 31 - September 16, 2018
FREE ADMISSION

Echoes brings together eight emerging, pre-professional and self-directed artists who have used the time and studio space of the Summer Professional Development Residency to craft a body of work while exploring individual style and technique. Each spring, The Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design accepts applications for the Summer Professional Development Residencies in the Ceramics, Wood, Glass, Metal/Jewellery, and Weaving/Textile Studios. This group exhibition is the culmination of the resident's Acheivments. Echoes reflects individual histories, responses to movement, and mirrors material process in form. It is a conversation - a call and answer - created by individuals working alongside one another. 

For more information please contact:

Susan Charles
Director, Centre for Craft
902-492-2523
director@craft-design.ns.ca

 


 

 

Hands On Craft 

Centre for Craft Nova Scotia
1061 Marginal Rd. Suite 140, Halifax, NS
craft-design.ns.ca/hands-craft

Exciting things are being planned at the Centre for Craft! Below is a list of activities that will be open to all throughout the summer! $10 Material Kits and demonstrations will be available for a variety of craft techniques with no experience necessary! Come on down and join us at the Centre located at the Halifax Seaport beside Pier 21, 1061 Marginal Rd. We're open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm and weekends 11am-4pm. We look forward to crafting with you!

 

Printmaking- Design and print your own postcards
June 26- Aug 12, drop in Tuesday- Saturday 11am-4pm daily
Material Kits $10

Families and visitors of all ages will be invited to design and print their own postcards to send back to loved ones. Material kits will be available for purchase for $10 and includes 3 postcards, carving plate and access to carving tools, ink and rollers. There will also be pre-designed blocks by local printmaking students available for use by all.

 

Grindhouse- Local knife-making presentations and demonstrations
July 13- July 15, 11am-4pm
Material Kits $10

Families and visitors of all ages will get a chance to meet local knife craftsmen from local knife shop Grindhouse. We will learn about the making and sharpening processes (with demonstrations!) as well as the differences between blades and other information about blade care. Participants will then get a chance to try their hand at a (tiny) knife craft! You don’t want to miss this exciting experience!

 

Jewellery making- Pride accessories
July 17-22, drop in Tuesday- Saturday 11am-4pm daily
Material Kits $10

Visitors of the Seaport and Halifax locals are invited to design their own colourful jewellery to celebrate Halifax Pride 2018. Material kits include as many multi-coloured beads, pompoms and sequins you need to show off your unique style and support for love of all kinds.

 

Embroidery- Stitch your own story
July 24- Aug 12, drop in Tuesday- Saturday 11am-4pm daily
Material Kits $10

Families and visitors of all ages will be invited to create their own embroidered stories drawing inspiration from Penny Beren’s exhibited show. Material kits include fabric and embroidery floss, with access to various sized embroidery needles and techniques.

 

Tapestry weaving  - Weave your own rag rug coaster & Needle Felting
Aug 14- Aug 26 , drop in Tuesday- Saturday Selected days will have supervized activities see our social media updates for times when a volunteer is leading drop in workshops. All other days instructions and materials are available when the gallery is open for self guided tapestry weaving. Kits are also available to purchase when gallery is open.
Material Kits $10

Families and visitors of all ages will be invited to weave their own rag strip coaster using a frame loom. Material kits can be purchased for $10 and includes your very own frame loom and rag strip weft material.

Material kits will be available for purchase for $10 and includes 3 postcards, carving plate and access to carving tools, ink and rollers. There will also be pre-designed blocks by local printmaking students available for use by all.

 

Images:
Left to Right: Judy Martin, Not To Know But To Go On, rayon and cotton fabrics, cotton thread, cotton canvas, hand stitch, 33 cm x 67 metres, 2013, photo: Ned Martin. Penny Berens, Daily Scratchings, cotton threads, cotton fabric, hand stitch, 2012, photo: Richard Berens.