Exhibitions

The Thing That Happened Catalogue Now Available
Posted on December 1, 2015 by Claire Shiplett
Interested in ordering the Exhibition Catalogue?
32 pages featuring full-colour, high quality photographs of all pieces from the New Brunswick Crafts Council exhibition and artist statements, as well as a note from Alison Murphy, NBCC Executive Director and Curatorial Essay by Maegen Black. With work by Beth Biggs, Brigitte Clavette, Bob & Rachel Morouney, Trish Hirschkorn, Natasha Miller, Helen Stanley, Denise Violette Michaud, Monique Bujold-Brown, Karen LeBlanc, William Robinson, Sarah Doherty, Jackie Bourque, Chris Doiron, Wendy Johnston, Christopher Harding, Kristen Bishop, Karen Knight, Julie Rosvall, Margaret Capper, Ghita Levin, and Alison Murphy.

Price per catalogue: $39.46 (HST included)
Catalogue order form available HERE.
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Maegen Black, Curator:
In the field of craft, where technical skill, traditional practices, and choice of material are commonly listed as the defining characteristics of the art form, the unsung hero is often the story. Each descriptor plays a critical role in the creation and the discussion, but the fact of the matter is that craft simply wouldn’t be craft without all these factors rolled into one. They speak to each other, they reference each other, and they are intrinsically tied together once each piece is complete.

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Call for Work by NBCC Market Members: “Spectrum”
Posted on November 27, 2015 by Claire Shiplett
Call for Work by NB Crafts Council’s Market Membership: Spectrum
Application deadline: February 8, 2016

Spectrum, the New Brunswick Crafts Council’s 2016 Biennale, will be a group exhibition featuring colour as the main attraction. We invite NBCC Market Members to submit work where colour or absence of colour plays a significant role. Work may be monochromatic or multi-coloured and must be available from April through September, 2016. Our vision for the exhibition is to create a “spectrum” of colour flowing through the different gallery spaces, mixing different mediums to create a dynamic and effective visual experience that showcases the excellence of fine craft by NBCC members. This exhibition will challenge the viewer to critically think about the effect colour has on their experience of a piece. It will also encourage viewers to consider how one piece affects the other, within the broad spectrum of design, technique, aesthetic and tradition. Spectrum will be curated by Bronwyn Gallagher and is on display during the following months:

April 2016 – at the Sunbury Shore Arts & Nature Centre
June, 2016 – Location TBD (tentatively Moncton)
August, 2016 – at Government House in Fredericton
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Call for Work by Aboriginal Artists & Craftspeople: “Sharing Stories”
Posted on November 27, 2015 by Claire Shiplett
Call for Work by Aboriginal Artists & Craftspeople: Sharing Stories
Application deadline: February 8, 2016

Sharing Stories is a group exhibition that aims to share and celebrate visual art and fine craft by Aboriginal artists from the Atlantic Region, presented by the Aboriginal Crafts & Culture Collective. We invite you to tell your story, share your techniques and traditions, express your creative spirit, communicate your experiences and celebrate artistic communities through Sharing Stories, so that your voices and visions can be heard and shared. Sharing Stories will be on display during the following months:

April, 2016: Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre
June, 2016: Moncton and Fredericton Public Libraries, in celebration of Aboriginal Heritage Month and Aboriginal Crafts & Culture Month
August, 2016: Government House in Fredericton
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Call for Curator: “Sharing Stories”
Posted on November 27, 2015 by Claire Shiplett
CALL FOR CURATOR
Application deadline: January 4, 2016

The Aboriginal Crafts & Culture Collective, spearheaded by the New Brunswick Crafts Council, is seeking a curator for Sharing Stories (working title, under review), a 2016 group exhibition of art and fine craft by Aboriginal artists and craftspeople. We are seeking a passionate, driven individual who has past curatorial experience or who is interested in gaining curatorial skills. Experience working with Aboriginal communities and/or understanding of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal artistic practices is an asset, but not required.

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The Thing That Happened Postcard
The Thing That Happened
Posted on September 25, 2015 by Jesse Giffin
NB Crafts Council 2015 Exhibition of Fine Craft: The Thing That Happened
Curated by Maegen Black

2015 tour dates:
Saint John Arts Centre: March 13 – May 1, 2015
Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery: May 21 – June 24, 2015
Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery: June 26 – August 5, 2015

Featuring work by NBCC Market Members: Sarah Doherty, Christopher Harding, Karen LeBlanc, Jackie Bourque, Trish Hirschkorn, Alison Murphy, Beth Biggs, Brigitte Clavette, Kristen Bishop, William Robinson, Karen Knight, Rachel Morouney, Helen Stanley, Chris Doiron, Bob Morouney, Denise Violette Michaud, Monique Bujold-Brown, Julie Rosvall, Margaret Capper, Natasha Miller, Wendy Johnston, and Ghita Levin.

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