Not to be missed: Visiting Lecturer Dr. Sandra Alfoldy

May 9 – May 11

The Manitoba Craft Council is pleased to present two lectures
by Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, Professor of Craft History at the Nova Scotia
College of Art and Design University and and Associate Curator of Fine
Craft at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.  See below for full event
details and bio.

Dr. Alfoldy will also be serving as one of three jurors for the SLOW
CRAFT exhibition.  Application deadline is May 3, 2012, please follow
this link for details on how to apply.

Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 pm 
The Allied Arts: Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada
Lecture and Book Signing
RAW Gallery, 290 McDermot Avenue
Painting, sculpture, architecture, design and craft continue to jockey
for status in the artistic landscape, and one of the most coveted
positions is that of public art. Materials easily classified as craft
when produced on a small scale in a studio setting suddenly appear
sculptural or painterly on a large scale. Since World War Two Canadian
architecture has provided unique occasions to challenge and shape the
field we call contemporary craft.  This lecture will explore instances
where Canadian architecture and craft have worked together, and
sometimes at odds with each other, in an effort to demonstrate that even
in the twenty-first century they remain Allied Arts.

Thursday, May 10, 9:30 am – noon
Studio Visits with MCC

Thursday, May 10, 7-9 pm
DIY Will Never Die!
Lecture and reception.  Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave

The DIY Movement has received much attention as a new driving force
behind craft economics. This lecture will contrast historical craft
pioneers with contemporary crafters to argue that in order to understand
future craft economies as they are connected to the power of
do-it-yourself crafting, it is essential to examine past craft
economies.  What ideologies keep repeating, and what are the elements
that keep DIY alive and financially vital across generations?


Dr. Sandra Alfoldy is Professor of Craft History at
NSCAD University, and Associate Curator of Fine Craft at the Art Gallery
of Nova Scotia. She is the author of The Allied Arts: Architecture and Craft in Postwar Canada (2012) and Crafting Identity: The Development of Professional Fine Craft in Canada (2005), editor of Neocraft: Modernity and the Crafts (2007) and co-editor of Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005(2008).
She was the Chief Curator of the national Canadian exhibition at the
Cheongju International Craft Biennale (2009) and the 2010 Vancouver
Winter Olympics. She is currently at work on a new book on craft and
popular culture.

Lectures co-sponsored by:

Raw Gallery


Gallery 1C03

Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library

University of Manitoba Ceramics Club

Government of Manitoba