2017 Canadian Craft Biennial [Art Gallery of Burlington]

 

 

The Art Gallery of Burlington is an award winning gallery located in the heart 
of Burlington, Ontario. Spanning over 44,000 square feet, our space boasts 
seven equipped art studios, three galleries, a one of a kind gift shop, an 
exhibition courtyard and year-round conservatory. We stage as many as 10 
regional, national and international exhibitions a year, and are home to the 
world’s largest acclaimed collection of Canadian contemporary ceramics 
and seven fine craft guilds.

 

Can Craft? Craft Can!

August 19 to October 29, 2017

The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is proud to present the first Canadian Craft Biennial from August 19, 2017 – October 29, 2017. The launch of this inaugural event during Canada’s 150th anniversary will serve as a spotlight to celebrate and educate on the importance of contemporary craft throughout Canada’s diverse history and future. Under the theme Can Craft? Craft Can! the Biennial will explore What and who is ‘Canadian Craft’? and analyze ideas regarding the agency of craft.

Biennial Opening Celebrations: Friday, September 15, 2017 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.

Lee-Chin Family Gallery, Art Gallery of Burlington

Craft Symposium: Friday, September 15 (Holiday Inn, Burlington) & Saturday, September 16 (OCAD University, Toronto)

Eleven sessions covering a variety of themes and approaches will be presented by forty-four scholars and makers from around the world.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 (All day) to Friday, December 29, 2017 (All day)
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00
Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON