April 20- to June 16, 2013 (unless otherwise indicated)
Opening April 19, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Harbourfront Centre Exhibitions
SNAG CONFERENCE: HARBOURFRONT CENTRE HAPPENING
FRIDAY, May 17, 2013 5:30 – 11:00 p.m.
235 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON
Hours of Operation: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whoweare/visitors/hours.cfm
Curated by Melanie Egan and Paul McClure
This exhibition brings together seven artists who mine the past and present
to create works that in various ways comment on consumerism,
social mores and the dialogue between the functional, decorative and art object. Boris Bally, Cal Lane, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Amelia Toelke, Meghan Price, Jonathan Wahl and Zeke Moores
Image Credit: Cal Lane
Dialogue: International Contemporary Jewellery
Curated by Noel Guyomarc’h
Whether self-referential, or emerging from an introspective approach or social critique, contemporary jewellery goes against mainstream ideas and values.
Selected artists include: Despo Sophocleous (CAN), Simon Cottrell (AU), Anya Kivarkis (USA), Arata Fuchi (JAP/IT), Kaori Juzu (DK), Annie Tung (CAN) and others.
Image credit: Despo Sophocleous
Curated by Melanie Egan
The exhibition will highlight multiples. New Canadian work that is über contemporary, chic and desirable; wearable, accessible and sublime!
Bande des Quatres [Erin Wahed + Janis Kerman] QC; Van McKenzie ON;
Karen Konzuk BC; Eric Petersen ON; Anneke van Bommel ON;
Lana Filippone, ON; Colleen Baran BC; Cinelli + Maillet [Lisa + Jean-Sébastien] ON
Image Credit: Karen Konzuk
Harbourfront Centre’s Artist-in-Residency Programme is truly one of a kind, fostering artists as varied and unique as the experience it offers. For all those who have taken part, there is a kinship. It demonstrates the strength of a community that stands together and a program that stands apart. It is our family album.
Curated by Meredith Robb and Sarah Dobranowski
Micah Adams, Catherine Allen, Marina Babić, Alisha Marie Boyd,
Gillian Batcher, Leif Benner, Suzanne Carlsen, Sarah Dobranowski,
Jay Joo, Annette Van Leeuwen, Margaret Lim, Elizabete Ludviks,
Anna Lindsay MacDonald, K. Claire MacDonald, Adriana McNeely,
Shelly Purdy, Heather Rathbun, Meredith Robb, Karli Sears,
Wendy Shingler, Greg Sims, Annie Tung, Andrée Wejsmann,
and Patrycja Zwierzynska
Image credit: Meredith Robb
Quintet: A Conversation in Design
May 3 – 20, 2013
Paul McClure, Wing-Ki Chan, Shona Kearny, Katharina Möller and
Image credit (clockwise from upper left): Katharina Möller, Martha Glenny, Shona Kearny, Paul McClure, Wing-Ki Chan
EIM (Exhibition in Motion)
A fundraising event for the Society of North American Goldsmiths, fashion show and party. Ticketed.
Image credit: Donald A. Stuart
SPARK: Graduates of George Brown College’s Jewellery Arts
The Centre Shop at Harbourfront Centre
Outdoor Onsite Exhibitions
May 15 – 18, 2013
Alternative and unconventional venues showcasing contemporary jewellery.
Curated by Suzanne Carlsen
This will be Carlsen’s second curated exhibition in her family’s RV. Carlsen is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her most recent body of work, Google Flight 636-2, comments on our dwindling lack of differences and loss of individuality. The work questions our loss of identity due to globalization. My work whether it be this series or those of previous ones balance hand embroidery and metal to present social symbols in unusual ways, emphasizing ideas of value, status and ornament.
This End UP
Student work from Sweden, Finland and the USA
Curated by Julia Heineccius, Nadège Roscoe-Rumjahn and Iris Eichenberg
An exhibition of international jewellery by students from the Cranbrook Acadamy of Art (Michigan), Konstfack (Sweden), and Saimaa University (Finland), displayed within a shipping container on the Harbourfront Centre site.