5% Against the Odds: Canadian Women in Industrial Design

Industrial Design is one of the last professions where women are still underwhelmingly represented. 5% is the statistic most frequently quoted as the percentage of women currently practicing in the field. This skewed ratio is not limited to Canada, but generally spans across the developed world. Running from November 15, 2011 to January 15, 2012 at the Cambridge Galleries Design at Riverside, this exhibition celebrates the work of seven established Canadian women industrial designers whose national and international success defies the odds.

5% Against the Odds: Canadian Women in Industrial Design presents the following Canadian designers: Helen Kerr (Toronto), Diane Bisson (Montreal), Dianne Croteau (Toronto), Rachel Dacks (Savannah), Patty Johnson (Toronto), Cynthia Hathaway (the Hague), and Michelle Ivankovic (Amsterdam).

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication including images and statements from each designer, with an introductory essay by Esther E. Shipman.

The opening reception takes place on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:00pm, and features a presentation, discussion and refreshments.

Cambridge Galleries Design at Riverside is located at 7 Melville Street South in Cambridge, Ontario. The gallery is open on Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00 noon to 8:00pm; Friday from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm; Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm; and Sunday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

For more information, please call 519.621.0460 or visit www.cambridgegalleries.ca/cambridge.taf?section=2.