Artist Talks

Dimensions 2021 Virtual Critique with David Freeman and Jane Kidd

Welcome to the Dimensions 2021 Virtual critique! Congratulations to the selected artists for the Dimensions 2021 exhibition. Hear from expert jurors David Freeman and Jane Kidd for an overview of the Dimensions 2021 jury process, followed by questions from the audience.

 

Dimensions 2021 Juror’s Presentation – David Freeman

David Freeman has custom built exquisite musical instruments since 1980, training emerging luthiers since 1986. He builds with traditional & alternative woods, researching new sound concepts, drawing from various Masters. Acoustic design and structure are important, working with the subtleties of sound board thicknesses, bracing, mass, stiffness and wood types to develop different sounds. In addition to traditional pearl inlays, David has used agate, jade, jewels, and silver in his instruments. He has used both stone and metal as stand-alone carvings and jewelry pieces. David operates a private vocational school in musical instrument construction in Tugaske, SK.

 

Dimensions 2021 Juror’s Presentation – Jane Kidd

In this presentation, juror Jane Kidd will focus on her recent work and interest in weaving tapestries that encourage consideration of our relationship to the natural world. Along the way Jane will reference some of the research interests that have fueled her art practice for over 40 years and share her commitment to the value of skillful handwork and her passion for colour, pattern and detail. Jane currently lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. Her work is to be found in private and public collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Alberta Art Foundation, and The Canadian Museum of History. In 2016 she was awarded the Saidye Bronfman Award, a Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts, Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in the visual arts.

 

Talking Craft with Magali Thibault Gobeil

We invite you to a look inside A Flavorlicious World: an incursion into Montreal artist Magali Thibault Gobeil’s enchanted universe. Her joyful and vibrant jewellery practice elevates synthetic resins and plastic to become precious materials. For a moment, the artist invites you to put on her pink glasses and let yourself be carried away by a touch of wonder…
Exhibition Dates: March 13 to May 8, 2021.

 

Talking Craft with Cathryn Miller

Award winning paper artist Cathryn Miller discusses their latest solo exhibition, Square Dance. Square Dance is installed at the SCC Gallery in Saskatoon, SK, from January 16 – March 06 2021. Cathryn’s exhibition is unified by a common material and the use of the square as a recurring design element; this exhibition explores both the encryption and the transmission of memories and messages. The works are textile-inspired, and paper is transformed through a variety of processes such as cutting, folding, printing, painting, or stitching.

Talking Craft with Lorraine Roy

Ontario artist, Lorraine Roy, discusses her touring exhibition Woven Woods: A journey through the Forest Floor. This exhibition features a collection of colourful round fabric wall hangings. Each textile work depicts forest trees connected by their roots. In varying ways, each describes how tree communication is a fundamental part of a thriving ecosystem, where all individual elements contribute to support the whole.

Talking Craft with Kathleen O’Grady

Kathleen O’Grady is a designer of slow fashion and textiles. Kathleen will discuss the inspiration and process for her current piece, entitled “Perseverance,” in the SCC exhibition “From Scratch,” as well as an introduction into Slow Fashion.

Talking Craft with Paula Cooley and Paige Mortensen

As part of our Talking Craft series, Paula Cooley and Paige Mortensen discussed their collaborative piece, “Solari.” Paula and Paige discussed the process of creative collaboration.

Art Now Online Artist Talk with Ruth Langwieser

Watch Ruth speak about her art and art practice, and take you on a tour around her studio.

Art Now Online Artist Talk – Mary Lynn Podiluk

Watch as Mary Lynn Podiluk talks about her art and art practice, and takes you on a tour around her studio space.

Art Now online Session 3 – Focus: Art in Isolation

Join moderator Marnie Archer as she interviews four artists about some of their works created during the COVID-19 lockdown. Discussion will cover the creative processes, challenges, limitations, and new discoveries during this period.

Bijoux Boreal Artist Interview

A video feature on artist Lorraine Long

• Shot and edited by Bamboo Shoots for Max TV

Timeless Instruments Artist Interview

A video feature on artist David Freeman

• Shot and edited by Bamboo Shoots for Max TV

Parsons Dietrich Artist Interview

A video feature on artists Wendy Parsons, Zach Dietrich, and Devon Dietrich

• Shot and edited by Bamboo Shoots for Max TV

 

“Prairie Woven” Artist Interview

A video feature on “Prairie Woven,” including an interview with artist Shelley Hamilton.

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, September 2017

• Shot and edited by Bamboo Shoots for Max TV

 

“82” Artist Interview

A video feature on “82,” including an interview with artist Jack Sures.

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, August 2017

• Shot and edited by Bamboo Shoots for Max TV

Dimensions 2017 Jurors’ Critique

Dimensions is the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s biennial, open, juried, touring exhibition which encourages and rewards excellence in hand crafted work.

After the jurying process for the exhibition, 2017 Jurors Belinda Harrow and Jenna Stanton gave a critique about the pieces submitted for the exhibition.

Part I is the introduction and selection process by the jurors. The jurors describe the methods and criteria used in selecting pieces for the exhibit.

• Market Mall, April 29, 2017

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

Part II is the jurors’ critique of works submitted for the exhibition.

• Market Mall, April 29, 2017

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

“Scutelliphily” Curator Interview

A video feature on “Scutelliphily,” including an interview with Curator Zoë Schneider.

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, May 2017

• Shot and edited by Bamboo Shoots for Max TV

“Triadica” Artist Interviews

An interview with artists Mary Lynn Podiluk, Jenny-Lyn Fife, and Joan Thomson about their group exhibition of art jewellery “Triadica.”

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, November 29, 2016

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

Monique Martin – Artist Interview

An interview with artist Monique Martin, discussing her solo exhibition Continuous.

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, October 22, 2016

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

Leah Marie Dorion – Artist Interview

An interview with artist Leah Marie Dorion, discussing her exhibition Country Wives & Daughters of the Country: Métis Women of This Land.

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, November 7, 2015

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

“Contemporary Jewellery by Melody Armstrong” Curator Interview

An interview with Mary Lynn Podiluk, Curator of Contemporary Jewellery  by Melody Armstrong.

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, September 12, 2015

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

“the narrative dish” Artist Interviews

Artists Carole EppElizabeth Burritt, and Cathy Terepocki discuss the narrative dish exhibition, which also featured work by Jenn Demke-LangeMariko Paterson, and Aura Carney.

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, May 7, 2015

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

Dimensions 2015 Jurors’ Critique

Dimensions is the Saskatchewan Craft Council’s biennial, open, juried, touring exhibition which encourages and rewards excellence in hand crafted work.

Part I is the Introduction and Selection process by Jurors June J Jacobs & Tom McFall. The jurors describe the methods and criteria used in selecting pieces for the exhibit.

• Market Mall, May 2, 2015

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

 

Part II is the jurors’ critique of works submitted for the exhibition.

• Market Mall, May 2, 2015

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

“Cynefin” Artist Interview

Artist Rowan Pantel discusses her exhibition Cynefin.

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, March 7, 2015

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

“Our Prairie in Fibre” Curator Interview

Monika Kinner-Whalen discusses Our Prairie in Fibre, the exhibition of prairie fibre art she curated.

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, February 5, 2015

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

“It’s a Shoe In” Artists’ Talk

An artists’ talk by members of Sask Terra Group about It’s a Shoe In, their exhibition of ceramic shoes.

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, November 20, 2014

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston

“Mix” Artist’s Talk

An artist’s talk by Paula Cooley about her exhibition MIX: mixed media sculptures.

• Saskatchewan Craft Council, October 16, 2014

• Shot and edited by Ian Preston