DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017, 11:59 EST
EXHIBITION DATES: AUGUST 19 – OCTOBER 29, 2017
LOCATION: ART GALLERY OF BURLINGTON ~ 1333 LAKESHORE ROAD, BURLINGTON

The Art Gallery of Burlington, in collaboration with Craft Ontario, is pleased to announce the inaugural Canadian Craft Biennial, August 19 to October 29, 2017. As part of Biennial pro-gramming, Nothing is Newer than Tradition will present the work of emerging Ontario makers that reflect a dedicated engagement with specialized skills and materials. The exhibition will explore how craft materials, tools and processes are creatively reiterated through the hands of a new generation of makers.

As a celebratory year, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of both Canada and Ontario, and
Nothing is Newer than Tradition will present work that opens up an experience of craft history, where the making of objects critically intersects with both our past and present cultural, social and political ways of being in the world. Craft traditions of making are deeply rooted in identities and cultures that extend beyond current national boundaries and con-ventions, and remain critical in presenting work that enriches and reflects our lives today.

Craft Ontario welcomes emerging craftspeople throughout Ontario to submit their work to Nothing is Newer than Tradition. Please see the exhibition information below for more details, and contact us at gallery@craftotnario.com with any questions.

For more information on the Canadian Craft Biennial, please see: canadiancraftbiennial.ca