A Handmade Assembly


A Handmade Assembly

20-23 November 2019
Sackville, NB


A Handmade Assembly is a community event that brings together artists, curators, and others from the region and beyond to lead discussions, facilitate workshops, initiate projects, open exhibitions, and share in a common thread—the handmade.

Now in its ninth year, the Assembly is a response to the significant number of artists who have in recent years been using materials and processes that are laborious, often intimate, and usually associated with traditional craft methods. In the process, Sackville has become a centre for the appreciation of the handmade in contemporary culture and a venue for artists to discuss their practices and make new and necessary networks.

The Assembly interprets “handmade” in the widest terms, embracing interdisciplinarity and wide-ranging critical inquiry.

2019 Participants Include:
Lisa Binkley
Tara Bursey
Paul Butler
Onya Hogan-Finlay
Marcia Huyer
Logan MacDonald
Alana Morouney
Lucas Morneau
Carley Mullaly
Roula Partheniou
Carmen Robertson
Larry Weyand

To find out more about the Assembly, signup for workshops, find descriptions of venue access, and see the full schedule of events, visit: handmadeassembly.com

All events at A Handmade Assembly are free and open to the public.

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A Handmade Assembly is organized collaboratively by the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre with the support of the Fine Arts Department at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.


Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre
7 Lorne Street
Sackville, NB
E4L 3Z6

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre are partially accessible. The front door has a ramp entrance, with a two-inch lip into the main entrance. It is one level inside; its single-occupancy, gender-neutral bathroom is not wheelchair accessible.

Owens Art Gallery
Mount Allison University
61 York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1E1

506 364 2574

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Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Admission is Free

We would like to acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians (from all four directions) of the land on which we gather. It is upon the unceded, ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik Nations that Mount Allison University is built. While this area is known as Sackville, NB, it is of Sigenigteoag, a district of the greater territory of Mi’kma’ki. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship,” which the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik first signed with the British Crown in 1725.

The Owens Art Gallery acknowledges the generous support of all its funders, including Mount Allison University, the Canada Council for the Arts, the New Brunswick Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Town of Sackville, and the Friends of the Owens.

The Owens is partially accessible. The stairs from the entrance nearest the University Chapel have a handrail. There is also ramp access at this entrance; however, the ramp is steep. The stairs to the entrance off York Street do not have a handrail. The main floor of the Owens is wheelchair accessible. Our second-floor gallery and cisgender bathrooms are located in the basement and are not accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to each of these floors. The Owens welcomes guide dogs and other service animals. Large print copies of wall labels are available on Kindles for use in the galleries. There are two, reserved, accessible parking spaces on the York Street side of the Gallery and one in the circular driveway adjacent to the Gallery.

For detailed Venue Access and Interpretive Services information related to this event, please visit: www.handmadeassembly.com/venue-access

Image: Lucas Morneau, Awww Luhhh, 2017, acrylic merino/nylon blend yarn and Swarovski crystals, courtesy of the artist