oh! for craft's sake
season 1 live now
Oh! for craft’s sake is a newly developed monthly podcast project hosted by the Craft Council of British Columbia, a charitable arts service organization located in Vancouver, Canada, as part of an institutional effort to have more conversations about contemporary craft as well as to highlight and promote work being done by craftspersons and organizations in BC.
You can listen to oh! for craft’s sake below, or through your favourite podcast app.
about the project
Conceived and recorded on the traditional and ancestral lands of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations, the intention of this project is to extend beyond the institution and into the community. Inviting diverse guests to speak to a range of topics relating to craft, we hope to build stronger and more equitable relations with a host of invited guests and within the province.
We hope to bring awareness to issues relating to craft and to help solidify craft as valued and valid practice within the visual arts.
Jasmine & Alex visit Sarah Polkinghorne at Black Kettle Brewing in North Van to talk about craft beer and women’s presence in the industry.
In this third episode of oh! for craft’s sake, Canadian artist Twyla Exner joins Alex & Jasmine to talk about her practice, upcoming shows and how she incorporates sustainability in her work. This May episode includes a feature of Crafted Vancouver – Carrie Ross, ED & founder tells us about this year’s festival and how it has shifted in the face of the challenges during the pandemic.
In the second episode of oh! for craft’s sake, Kwakwaka’wakw artist, curator and arts advocate Lou-ann Neel and policy manager Ainslee Beer join Jasmine & Alex to discuss appropriation and authenticity in craft.