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Contemporary Craft Series

Throughout the year, the Craft Department offers a series of dynamic, high-calibre programmes supporting the professional development of its artists-in-residence, craft and design students and the greater community. Programme content reflects current, national and international ideas and directions relevant to contemporary craft and design practice.

Craft at Harbourfront Centre is a dynamic axis point for contemporary craft in Canada and an integral part of the country’s largest, public, multidisciplinary arts complex. Harbourfront Centre inspires people to engage with ideas expressed by today’s craft designers and artists. We advocate collaboration between craft, design and art and actively engage the disciplines in mutual exhibition and event opportunities.

Image right: Karen Konzuk, Set Bracelet,
Concrete + Stainless Steel, 2010
Image by Jason Dziver

Adriana McNeely, Pearl Fleur Rings.
Sterling silver, fine silver, freshwater pearls, 2011.
Image courtesy of artist.

Feature Lecture with Karen Konzuk
with viva voce- Voices from the Craft Studio

January 28, 2012
Brigantine Room

January is traditionally the time of year when Harbourfront Centre focuses on contemporary craft with exhibitions and presentations.

This year we invited Karen Konzuk – jewellery designer from British Columbia, and former artist-in-residence to present a solo exhibition, Aggregate – to give an illustrated lecture for Innovators + Ideas. She will speak about her successful career, her innovative solutions to jewellery design, her inspiration and future aspirations.

Joining Karen Konzuk will be four current artists-in-residence for viva voce – Voices from the Craft Studio. Shuyu Lu, Clayton Haigh, Deborah Freeman and Adriana McNeely are all in their final year of residency at Harbourfront Centre. They will also give illustrated talks about their work and careers and how being at Harbourfront Centre helped in their artistic development.

Featured Speaker:

Karen Konzuk

viva voce Speakers:

Shuyu Lu

Clayton Haigh

Deborah Freeman

Adriana McNeely

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