Call for Contemporary Craft: Craft @ the Edge: A Handmade Future


Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador
Call for Contemporary Craft: Craft @ the Edge: A Handmade Future

Deadline: October 15, 2019

APPROACHES TO CONTEMPORARY CRAFT (September 1 – October 4, 2020)

Curated by interdisciplinary artist and scholar Jill Price, RE-crafted will showcase practices that embrace earth-centric perspectives, methodologies and methods that demonstrate craft’s ability to serve as a form of activism while acknowledging the earth as our end audience and critic.

Encouraging makers to reclaim and look at waste or the discarded as raw material of the future, selected works will have embraced deconstructive methods to push past nostalgia of existing objects so as to arrive at alterations, contractions, remnants, fragments, orations, happenings, interactions or instructions that physically, visually or conceptually dismantle institutional binaries and hierarchies that determine our understanding of public and private, professional and amateur, craft and art, and Indigenous and settler so as to build cooperation and community that can move beyond neo-colonial systems of production and exchange.

To be situated at the Ryan Premises in Bonavista, Newfoundland, those submitting are invited to consider the interior and exterior site of the facility as well as narratives that inform the larger Bonavista Peninsula in respect to its past, present and future.

For more information and for application form, visit: here

Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador
275 Duckworth Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1G9

Laurence Weyand, Event Coordinator