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Kate Ward in the Craft LAIR

May 18 - July 8

Launching on Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. interdisciplinary artist Kate Ward will be exploring space and time during her Craft LAIR residency at the Centre for Craft Nova Scotia from May 18 – July 8, 2018. Her practice engages with issues of public space and social engagement in contemporary cultures, creating ephemeral, transitory experiences and spaces in which her audience is invited to engage with, and contemplate. In this residency Ward will create modes of exchange, questioning value by facilitating moments in which the audience must negotiate between symbolic objects when removed from familiar contexts.

Events:

Open Studio: Wednesdays from 1:00 – 5:00p.m.

Marks of time, Saturday June 23, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Inviting active participation from the community Ward’s intention is to record on video and camera a large piece of clay that is passed from hand to hand. Each pair of hands will grip the clay, leaving behind an impression of the grip. The end result being a documentation of the passing of time: a collection of grips, and a short film on the transformation of the clay and the memories it retains from its journey. FREE.

Stitches in Time, Wednesday June 20, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Embroidered and repaired textiles embrace the beauty in an object’s impermanence and imperfection, making a feature of the repair is an alternative to the art of invisible mending. Drop in to learn Sashiko stitching combined with layers of cloth to breathe new life into your favourite items of clothing. Bring your clothes needing repair and some embroidery thread or get a sampler kit for $10.

Call to RSVP to events: 902-492-2522

Venue

Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design’s Mary E. Black Gallery
Suite 140, 1061 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7 Canada
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Phone:
(902) 492-2522
Website:
http://www.craft-design.ns.ca/