LECTURE: Noel Guyomarc’h
September 21, 2017
Noel Guyomarc’h has been at the forefront of supporting and promoting contemporary jewellery in Canada for over 20 years. Through his superb gallery in Montréal – Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Bijoux et Objets Contemporains – and various outreach initiatives, Noel is one of Canada’s strongest advocates and champions for contemporary jewellery artists. In conjunction with the exhibition Le Labo: New Perspectives in Jewellery in Quebec, Noel will present a public lecture discussing art jewellery in Quebec from the 1940s to present day, as well as his process for curating Le Labo.
– Melanie Egan, Director of Craft & Design, Harbourfront Centre
Lecture Title: History of Art Jewellery in Quebec
Location: Miss Lou’s Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Date & Time: Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 7pm–9pm
Noel Guyomarc’h has been active in the field of jewellery for over 25 years. In 1996, he opened his own gallery dedicated to promoting national and international contemporary jewellery. He has organized or curated over 100 solo and group exhibitions, some of which have traveled throughout Canada, Europe and the US. A member of a number of international associations, Guyomarc’h is regularly invited to sit on juries and to lecture, and has recently acted as an appraiser for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Le Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec among others. Since 2002, he has been a board member of the Montréal Jewellery School and served as president from 2006 to 2012. His work in the field of contemporary jewellery has received international recognition while his activities have been the subject of numerous articles. In 2014, he curated an exhibition with Diane Charbonneau, curator of decorative arts at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. A review has been published in the museum magazine. Since 2010, he organizes creative workshops for young emerging artists in Montreal and Quebec city.
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