Past Exhibitions

LISA CRESKEY
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As a ceramic artist, she is led to explore the potential of the medium as sculpture and installation and how they relate to the visual medium of painting.

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Teaching Materials: Sept 8 - Oct 7, 2017

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Teaching Materials: Sheridan College Craft & Design Faculty Exhibition
September 8 - October 7, 2017
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

Closing Reception Thursday, September 28, 6 – 9 pm

Taking place as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Sheridan College’s Craft and Design Program, Teaching Materials brings together the work of many of the program’s highly accomplished Faculty and Technologists. The knowledge and skills they share inspire new generations of craftspeople and help shape the craft and design landscape in Canada. The old adage “those that can’t do, teach” simply doesn’t apply here. The exhibition acknowledges Sheridan’s Craft & Design faculty in their valuable roles as teachers, mentors, and leaders in education, while also sharing their phenomenal skill as makers and designers.

Teaching Materials includes work by:

Elaine Brodie
Owen Colborne
Jess Riva Cooper
Rob Diemert
Marc Egan
Peter Fleming
Lee Fletcher
Jin Won Han
Kate Jackson
Laura Kukkee
Scot Laughton
Sally McCubbin
Rachel Miller
Meghan Price
Katrina Tompkins

 

In 1967, a new wave of commitment to Craft and Design found its Ontario home in a program created with the founding of Sheridan College. Now, 50 years into the program, Sheridan’s Craft and Design Program is celebrating and taking stock.

 Nothing is Newer Than Tradition: AUG 19 – OCT 29, 2017

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Nothing is Newer Than Tradition
August 19 - October 29, 2017
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON

 Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

 Nothing is Newer than Tradition presents work that opens up an experience of craft history, where the making of objects critically intersects with both our past and present cultural, social and political ways of being in the world. Craft traditions of making are deeply rooted in identities and cultures that extend beyond current national boundaries and conventions, and remain critical in presenting work that enriches and reflects our lives today.

Juried by David Kaye, Laura Kukkee and Rachael Wong, Nothing is Newer than Tradition includes the work of:

LINA MARIA AVENDANO
ANDRÉE CHÉNIER
NAOMI CLEMENT
HANNAH EPSTEIN
AGNES XIAOYAN GUAN
HAMILTON HOLMES
JOON HEE KIM
BRITTANY MACDOUGALL
MATTHEW MCINTYRE
FUZZY MALL
DANI ORTMAN
SAM PEDICELLI
AMANDA RATAJ
DENISE SMITH
MAGALI THIBAULT GOBEIL
MARLENE ZAGDANSKI

Taking place as part of the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial (http://canadiancraftbiennial.ca), Nothing is Newer than Tradition presents the work of sixteen emerging Ontario makers that reflect a dedicated engagement with specialized skills and materials. The exhibition explores how craft materials, tools and processes are creatively reiterated through the hands of a new generation of makers. 

CHROMATIC GEOGRAPHY: JUNE 8 – AUGUST 26, 2017

Natural Dyes

CHROMATIC GEOGRAPHY:
Natural Dyes in the 21st Century

June 8 - August 26, 2017
Craft Ontario Gallery, 1106 Queen Street West, Toronto

Chromatic Geography examines new trends, and presents a diversity of approaches to the use of natural dyes, from scientific research and raw material development, to innovative, contemporary applications in craft, fashion, design and art, with personal approaches to materials and aesthetics.

Curated by Rachel MacHenry and Thea Haines, with the work of:

BioDye
Liam Blackburn
Studio Blond & Beiber
Abigail Booth
Caroline Forde
GItte Hansen
Mackenzie Kelly-Frere
Hiroko Karuno
Jason Logan – Toronto Ink Co
Maiwa 
Matson + Palmer
Rowland Ricketts
Meghan Spielman
Gabriela Zurita

Chromatic Geography is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.

CRAFT ONTARIO ’17: MARCH 23 – JUNE 3, 2017

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Craft Ontario ’17 surveys the work of members across the province, and presents the very best of contemporary craft. Since 1975 Craft Ontario has supported the development of contemporary craft through juried exhibitions of member work.

Congratulations to this year's award recipients:

  •     JOON HEE KIM: AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, $750
  •     TANYA LYONS: BEST IN SHOW, $500
  •     EDEN BENDER: HONOURABLE MENTION, $250

Juried by Gordon Thompson (Sheridan College Craft & Design Program) and Chung-Im Kim (OCAD University Material Art & Design Program), Craft Ontario ’17 featured the work of:

    
HANA BALABAN-POMMIER     
EDEN BENDER
KEITH CAMPBELL
LISA CRESKEY
AURORA DARWIN
HEIDI EARNSHAW
KYLE GARLAND
OWEN JOHNSON
DAVOUD KHOSRAVI
JOON HEE KIM
     
BECKY LAUZON
TANYA LYONS

JUDY MARTIN
SHAWNA MUNRO
GULAR MUSTAFA
SAM PEDICELLI
ANDREA PILLER
DAVID SOLOMON
PATRICIA WONG
CAROLYN YOUNG

 

Living Well: Jan 16 - March 18, 2017 
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This annual thematic exhibition brings together emerging and established artists and designers from many disciplines to consider the theme of living well. 

'Living Well' explores the tangible and intangible ways in which design improves our daily lives. What is the capacity of design to help us feel or live better? How does it help us achieve higher states of personal health, resource efficiency, conviviality, collaboration, mindfulness, or even happiness? Ultimately, 'Living Well' asks about the ways in which design transforms us, or how we use design to transform ourselves for the better.

This exhibition features the work of:

              AMANDA RATAJ
              COLE SWANSON
              JAKE WHILLANS
              LOUIE GEORGE MICHAEL (GAËLLE LE COUSTER)
              KUX GLOBAL (MAURICIO NAVARRO)
              AFJD (AMBER FRID-JIMENEZ & JOSEPH DAHMEN)
              TANIA LOVE
              VICTORIA MILLEY & FELICIA SEMIAWAN
              MYUNG-SUN KIM
              OSCAR KWONG

'Living Well' is an exhibition curated by the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. Funding is generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council and Craft Ontario.

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.