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Amber Zuber. The Colour of my Boredom, 2017. Glazed earthenware. Photo by Sylvain Deleu.

Forty-Four

June 23 - September 16, 2018

Marissa Alexander, Lizz Aston, Alexia Bilyk, Brothers Dressler, Blaise Campbell, Nick Chase, Charuk & Ford, Stephen Dalrymple, Heidi Earnshaw, Marc Egan, Emily Falconer, Sylvia Lee, Thea Haines, Laura Kukkee, Janet Macpherson, Sally McCubbin, Eva Milinkovic, Lindsay Montgomery, MSDS Studio, Aaron Oussoren, Loree Ovens, Anu Raina, Susan Rankin, Karli Sears, Natalie Sirianni, Katrina Tompkins, and Amber Zuber

Curated by Melanie Egan

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There has always been a strong connection between the Craft & Design Studio at Harbourfront Centre and the School of Craft and Design at Sheridan College.

It was in 1974 that an intrepid group of 16 third-year Sheridan students were hired, by then-Harbourfront Corporation to establish Sheridan Harbourfront ’74 just west of Harbourfront Centre’s current location, as a summer attraction to entice people to the waterfront. It was all part of the burgeoning vision for what is today Harbourfront Centre. The original four studios—textile, glass, ceramic and metal—were based on the departments at Sheridan College.

From its meagre beginnings in 1974, Craft & Design evolved into the world-class Artist-in-Residence Program it is today. Sheridan College graduates have been a continuous and important contribution to the legacy and reputation of Harbourfront Centre for the past forty-four years.

Thank you to Thea Haines and Robyn Wilcox for their assistance with this exhibition.

– Melanie Egan

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