Made – Intersections and Directions in Current Canadian Design

Julie Nicholson and Shaun Moore of MADE have curated an exhibition of 32 design objects for the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. Running from July 8 to August 5, 2012, the exhibition reflects on the many ways in which independent Canadian designers and makers both produce and consider their work.

Made – Intersections and Directions in Current Canadian Design charts the designer’s works through three thematic areas: History and Affection explores an emphasis on the value and relevance of local culture, tradition and sense of place through design; Forms and Modernity speaks to the exploration and development of unique objects; and Materials and Process describes the ongoing involvement for modern-day makers with their craft, and introduces new methods of fabrication and how both medium and method may affect the outcome of their objects.

The exhibit highlights the diverse approaches, many commonalities and wealth of creative talent within current Canadian design. It also aims to expose the Canadian public to the significant contribution design makes to our culture. Works from the following individuals will be featured: AHDI; Greg Ball and Shoko Cesar; Cali Balles and Don Maclennan; Brothers Dressler; Joseph Bauman, Mark Finnigan and Tomas Rojcik; Connie Chisholm; Kerry Croghan; Heidi Earnshaw; Elsworthy Wang; FELT Studio; Barr Gilmore; Jeremy Hatch; Grant Heaps; Angela Iarocci; Yvonne Ip; Ryan Legassicke; Jessica Lertvilai; Loyal Loot Collective; Katherine Morley; Propellor; Tamara Rushlow; Orest Tataryn; Toma Objects; Tsunami Glassworks; Annie Tung and Brad Turner; Anneke van Bommel; Wheeler Studio; and Jean Willoughby.

The opening reception takes place on Sunday, July 8 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, and a curator’s talk will take place on Sunday, August 5 at 2:00pm. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

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