Personal and Material Geographies
BC’s craftspeople work in a vast and varied physical geography, but they also develop personal geographies that include different backgrounds and ways of working. Craftspeople honouring traditional ways may adapt processes embedded in the local, or those of another time and place. Traditions may inform but do not limit the evolution of their work. Some craftspeople come to craft materials and practices for the first time, stepping into the middle of the story, inventing as they go, exploring and collaborating. All along this range, BC craftspeople contribute to our story through visual culture in their ongoing search around what materials can do, with basic or unorthodox tools to expand how they can be combined and what meanings they carry.
The Craft Council of BC is calling for applications to a curated exhibit of BC craft artists’ work. We have engaged Mary Beth Laviolette, from Alberta, who has extensive experience in curating exhibits and writing about craft. We want all corners of the province and all craft media to be represented. The exhibit will tour the province and beyond from 2020 to 2022.
Read the full applicant information below, or click below to open it in a new tab.
Deadline for submissions: September 30th, 2019