2015 SYMPOSIUM

Naked Craft en direct

September 24th 2015

Manoir Montmorency
395 Rue de la Couronne
Québec, QC G1K 7X4

Tickets

Tickets for Naked Craft en direct will be available until September 23rd. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $20, and $25 at the door.

$20

Advanced Tickets

$25

At the door

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Naked Craft en direct is a public event intended to spark conversation about craft in modern society, as well as showcase Canadian contemporary fine craft.

This year’s theme is directly inspired by the Naked Craft exhibition (on display at Centre Materia during the symposium). Naked Craft is described as “an international research project that brings together the best of contemporary Canadian and Scottish craft”, exploring four cheeky sub-themes: new positions, down and dirty, DIY, and tooling up. These themes explore the changing perspective of craft as an art form, its politics and materials, the uprising of the self-taught, and the new technologies and economies of craft.

Join us for a thorough discussion of these and other topics, including the work of all four conference speakers, each of whom is involved as an artist or curator in the Naked Craft exhibition.

Speakers

 

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Denis Longchamps

Art Gallery of Burlington, Canada

Denis Longchamps is the Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Ontario. He received his Ph.D. in art history in 2009 from Concordia University where he was the administrator of the Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art from 2006 to 2011.

He has contributed essays, articles and reviews to magazines and journals such as Espace-Sculpture, Ceramics monthly, and Ceramics Art and perception. He is also the publisher and managing editor of Cahiers métiers d’art : Craft Journal.

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Dr. Sandra Alfoldy

NSCAD University, Canada

Dr. Sandra Alfoldy received her Ph.D. in craft history from Concordia University in 2001, and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester in 2002. Her current research focuses on the relationship between craft and architecture in post-war Canada, and thehistorical tensions between Canadian studio craft and industrial design. She is the author of “Crafting Identity: the development of professional fine craft in Canada” (McGill Queen’s UniversityPress, 2005), editor of “Neocraft: Modernity and the Crafts” (NSCAD Press, 2007), and co-editor of “Craft, Space and Interior Design: 1855-2005” (Ashgate Press, 2008).

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Dr. Juliette Macdonald

Edinburgh College of Arts, Scotland

Dr. Juliette MacDonald is head of the School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. As a teacher Juliette enjoys trying to find ways to motivate students to engage with research as both a process and a reflective opportunity.

Her research interests focus on both historical and contemporary craft and design with a particular emphasis on issues of cultural identity and nationalism. She is currently Principal-Investigator of the AHRC Network Researching Grant “Naked Craft”, examining the postcolonial, geopolitical relationships between local identities and local modes of production across Nova Scotia, Canada and Scotland, UK.

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Claudio Pino

Jewellery Designer and Goldsmith

Claudio Pino is a Jewellery Designer and Goldsmith, and is world-renowned for his unique sculptural and kinetic rings. In his design, Claudio Pino searches for originality and integrity of expression while exploring various forms of communication in contemporary jewelry.

Pino holds a Professional Jewellers’ Diploma, a Lapidary Certificate from l’École de Joaillerie de Montréal, and an advanced training certificate in faceted gem cutting. In 2011, Pino pursued a master’s degree in the study of platinum at Holt Academy Jewellery in London England, as well as received intensive individual training from the world-renowned expert on platinum, Mr. Jurgen J. Maerz.

Tickets

Tickets for Naked Craft en direct will be available until September 23rd. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $20, and $25 at the door.

$20

Advanced Tickets

$25

At the door

Register
denis_longchamps
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Denis Longchamps

Art Gallery of Burlington, Canada

Denis Longchamps is the Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Burlington, Ontario. He received his Ph.D. in art history in 2009 from Concordia University where he was the administrator of the Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art from 2006 to 2011.

He has contributed essays, articles and reviews to magazines and journals such as Espace-Sculpture, Ceramics monthly, and Ceramics Art and perception. He is also the publisher and managing editor of Cahiers métiers d’art : Craft Journal.

sandra_alfoldy
Dr. Sandra Alfoldy

NSCAD University, Canada

Dr. Sandra Alfoldy received her Ph.D. in craft history from Concordia University in 2001, and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester in 2002. Her current research focuses on the relationship between craft and architecture in post-war Canada, and thehistorical tensions between Canadian studio craft and industrial design. She is the author of “Crafting Identity: the development of professional fine craft in Canada” (McGill Queen’s UniversityPress, 2005), editor of “Neocraft: Modernity and the Crafts” (NSCAD Press, 2007), and co-editor of “Craft, Space and Interior Design: 1855-2005” (Ashgate Press, 2008).

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Dr. Juliette Macdonald

Edinburgh College of Arts, Scotland

Dr. Juliette MacDonald is head of the School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. As a teacher Juliette enjoys trying to find ways to motivate students to engage with research as both a process and a reflective opportunity.

Her research interests focus on both historical and contemporary craft and design with a particular emphasis on issues of cultural identity and nationalism. She is currently Principal-Investigator of the AHRC Network Researching Grant “Naked Craft”, examining the postcolonial, geopolitical relationships between local identities and local modes of production across Nova Scotia, Canada and Scotland, UK.

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Claudio Pino

Jewellery Designer and Goldsmith

Claudio Pino is a Jewellery Designer and Goldsmith, and is world-renowned for his unique sculptural and kinetic rings. In his design, Claudio Pino searches for originality and integrity of expression while exploring various forms of communication in contemporary jewelry.

Pino holds a Professional Jewellers’ Diploma, a Lapidary Certificate from l’École de Joaillerie de Montréal, and an advanced training certificate in faceted gem cutting. In 2011, Pino pursued a master’s degree in the study of platinum at Holt Academy Jewellery in London England, as well as received intensive individual training from the world-renowned expert on platinum, Mr. Jurgen J. Maerz.