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around the council

a rant about signatures

Over the course of summer 2021, CCBC hired a student to archive hundreds of prints that have accumulated over three decades at New Leaf Editions. Through the raffling of prints, summer student Jane Schiedel came to recognize a serious issue. 

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around the council

craft contacts 3: auntie vice

Summer student and archivist Sarah Gibbon takes yet another trip into CCBC the archive. Sarah introduces a peculiar character that pops up repeatedly in our historical newsletters. Auntie Vice was an advice yielding conservator and an avid supporter of Warhol’s spicy Torso series. Read on to learn more about Craft Contacts and our dear Auntie Vice.

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artist interviews

meet Trish Graham

In advance of her upcoming CCBC gallery show, we asked artist Trish Graham to share with us a with us a bit about herself, her inspiration, her audience and her other projects.

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craft today

printing for the people: new leaf editions

Granville Island’s very own Peter Braune sits down with Craft Council summer student Jane Schiedel to delve deep into his love of printing and the legacy of New Leaf Editions established in 1985 by the Master Printer and good friend of the CCBC. 

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ccbc gallery

review: INTERWOVEN

Artist, writer and ccbc member, Amy Gogarty reflects on her experience viewing Amanda Wood’s gallery show INTERWOVEN.

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around the council

craft contacts 2

Summer student and archivist Sarah Gibbon takes another trip into CCBC the archive, this time all the way back to the summer of 72′ for a very special edition of the CCBC’s newsletter, Craft Contacts.

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around the council

review: patterns of influence

MA candidate in the department of Art History at UBC, Bahar Mohazabnia, visits and reviews Patterns of Influence, Rachel Ashe’s recent installation of ornamental arrangements, grids and geometric designs that the artist has cut by hand into paper.

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around the council

meet Amanda Wood

In anticipation of her latest exhibition, Interwoven, Amanda Wood has taken the time to tell us about herself, her inspiration, her audience and other projects.

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artist interviews

hand in hand with technology

Rachael Ashe’s cut works from paper are often met with amazement – How is it possible that something so repetitive and precise is created by hand? In her latest blog entry for the CCBC Rachael reflects on this common perception of her work and the role technology plays in her practice.

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artist interviews

meet Rachael Ashe

In advance of her upcoming CCBC gallery show, we asked artist Rachael Ashe to share with us a with us a bit about herself, her inspiration, her audience and her other projects.

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ccbc gallery

review: interface

CCBC member and participating artist Barbara Heller takes a minute to review the latest installment of Tapestry Touring International.

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