Harbourfront Centre

April 20- to June 16, 2013  (unless otherwise indicated)
Opening April 19, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Harbourfront Centre Exhibitions

FRIDAY, May 17, 2013   5:30 – 11:00 p.m.

235 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON
Contact:  craft@harbourfrontcentre.com
Hours of Operation:  http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/whoweare/visitors/hours.cfm



RE: Position                      

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





Repeat Repeat

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






Family Album

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

Martha Glenny

Image credit (clockwise from upper left): Katharina Möller, Martha Glenny, Shona Kearny, Paul McClure, Wing-Ki Chan




EIM (Exhibition in Motion)         

Enwave Theatre

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.

Gardiner Museum

A Bit of Clay on the Skin

“A Bit of Clay on the Skin: New Ceramic Jewelry” explores the appeal of ceramics, especially porcelain, in jewelry. Organized by the Fondation d’Entreprise Bernardaud and curated by the renowned German-born goldsmith and jewelry artist Monika Brugger, the exhibition showcases the versatility and allure of the medium, which can be modeled or cast, used alone or with metal, wood, and stone, and vary in color and texture.

 The exhibition presents 140  works and features the work of 18 cutting-edge jewelry artists, including creations by such notables as Peter Hoogeboom, Evert Nijland, Ted Noten (The Netherlands), Gésine Hackenberg (Germany), Marie Pendariès (Spain), and Shu-Lin Wu (Taiwan). While some make reference to traditional jewelry in materials and symbolism, others altogether redefine it in substance, form, and matter.

May 14 – August 11
Lecture by guest curator Monika Brugger May 16 at 6:30

Gardiner Museum
111 Queens Park, Toronto




Image Credit

Marie Pendaries,
La Dot
28 porcelain pieces,
photo: Marie Pendaries


Design Exchange



À Table!

– Sixteen Canadian metal artists explore the memories, sensual enjoyments and rituals associated with the Table. The exhibition explores community, consumption, worship and want, from the perspectives of European, Asian and Indigenous cultures. À Table! offer a feast for the eyes, and an opportunity to contemplate what really nourishes us.

Image Credit: Anne Barros

To View the À Table! Catalogue CLICK HERE



Design Sans Frontières: Metal Artists in Collaboration

Creativity knows no borders. In this, the 2013 juried exhibition of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada, metal artists and collaborators from other creative fields explore the dissolving boundaries between designers and makers; craft and industry; the concrete and the digital.

Design Exchange
234 Bay Street, Toronto, ON   M5K 1B2

13 May – 9 June 2013
Monday, Wednesday through Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 5 pm

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Royal Ontario Museum


Royal Ontario Museum Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth’s Treasures

Over 4.5 billion years are represented in a suite of galleries showcasing the dynamic geological environment in which we live. Gems, precious minerals, rocks and meteorites contribute to one of the world’s finest museum collections, inviting visitors to explore how Earth is constantly changing and how we interact with it in our everyday lives.

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s largest museum of natural history and world cultures. Opened in 1914, it currently holds six million objects in its collections and over 30 galleries highlight archaeology, natural science and art. It is one of North America’s great museums, a research institution of international renown, and a leading destination


100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6,

Monday – Sunday: 10 AM – 5:30 PM;
Fridays: 10 AM – 8:30 PM

Art Gallery of Ontario

Moving Metal: Canadian Silversmiths at Work

Take 14 – 6 inch sterling silver discs, 14 artists, 14 sets of tools, and through 14 photographic essays, see the magic movement of metal resulting in 14 original objects.

The works, and the essays will be on display.   Come and be fascinated, charmed and delighted.

Opening May 14 2013 7 p.m.

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West



Bata Shoe Museum

Footprints from the Forge

Footprints from the Forge: Metal Footwear in the Bata Shoe Museum Collection examines the use of metal in footwear and foot-related jewelry from around the world.  With over two dozen pieces on display from the Bata Shoe Museum’s permanent collection, visitors will be fascinated by the ingenious use of metal for footwear and material culture related to the foot.

The mission of the Bata Shoe Museum is to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the role of footwear in the social and cultural life of humanity. Through acquiring, conserving, researching, communicating and exhibiting material evidence related to the history of footwear and shoemaking, the Museum illustrates the living habits, the culture and the customs of people.

327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1W7
(416) 979-7799

Regular Hours
Monday-Wednesday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Image credit: © 2013 Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

Textile Museum of Canada



Curated by Natalia Nekrassova and Sarah Quinton

For centuries, the light and lustre of materials have captivated artists and audiences, attributing to simple objects powerful symbolism as well as the allure of beauty, luxury and opulence. Across the world, an array of metals, mirrors, silver- and gold-wrapped thread, wire, beads, insect wings and carapaces have been transformed to create some of the most mystifying and coveted personal and cultural expressions. SHINE showcases an array of historical artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collections as well as the work of three contemporary artists creating new conversations between contemporary culture and complex, sometimes conflicting ideals of desire, status, wealth and beauty

March 27 – June 2013

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue  Toronto



Brooch (China)
18th – 19th century
Cast brass, beads, stone
Gift of Fred Braida

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Ontario Crafts Council Gallery/Guild Shop



Curated by Aggie Beynon

Unsheathed includes the work of Beth Alber, Mary Anne Barkhouse, Anne Barros, Lois Etherington Betteridge, Brigitte Clavette, Chantal Gilbert, and Kye-Yeon Son. Through a negotiation of the lethal and the beautiful, Unsheathed acts as a departure point for questions of identity, and an exploration of the sharp edge of experience.

May 9 – June 16, 2013

Ontario Crafts Council,
990 Queen Street West, Toronto




For What It’s Worth

May 9 – June 9, 2013

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2:00 – 5:00pm
*extended evening hours on May 16 for the SNAG 2013 Conference META Mosaic
Exhibition Crawl

The Guild Shop
118 Cumberland Street
Toronto, ON

Jewellery has long been synonymous with wealth and luxury. From the inherent value of the materials to the physical display itself, jewellery communicates these qualities in various ways. Value also comes in the form of sentiment and an emotional connection between the piece and its wearer, sometimes independent of monetary value. As trends in jewellery continue to evolve, as both makers and consumers become more educated in issues such as sustainability and ethics, and as we continue to adjust to a new economic climate, how does jewellery fit in? Is bigger still better, or discretion and ‘stealth’ more appropriate? What motivates the consumer’s choice of what they wear, and why they wear it? Are the properties by which the value of metal and stones are defined still of importance today? For What It’s Worth will examine what defines jewellery in the 21st century.

Featuring the work of Pilar Agueci, Gillian Batcher, Angela Bubash, Jill Gower, Holland Houdek, Jacquie & Uosis, Jungwha Kim, Tanya Lyons & Mathieu Grodet, Anna Lindsay MacDonald, Kathryn Osgood, Gregory Phillips, Denisa Piatti, Jesse Tempest, Lawrence Woodford and Carolyn Young.

This exhibition will run concurrent with the 2013 SNAG Conference “Meta Mosaic” in Toronto.

Image: Pilar Agueci, Untitled, 2012

Nunavut Arctic College

May 9 – June 9, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2:00 – 5:00pm

The Guild Shop is proud to be hosting the graduate students of the Jewellery and Metalsmithing, and Goldsmithing programs at Nunavut Arctic College. Works by these students will be on display alongside an archival exhibition of historic metal works representing the program’s history from 2005 to present.

In conjunction with The Guild Shop’s jewellery show For What It’s Worth.


Image credit

Brigitte Clavette, Untitled, 2012.
Photo credit: Drew Gilbert

George Brown College School of Design

45 Years in the Making: George Brown College Alumni Exhibition

Curated by Amanda Henderson, Valerie Brown, Gillian Lie

May 1, 2013 – May 24, 2013
230 Richmond Street East
Toronto, ON, M5A 1P4

Call for Entry Deadline: March 22, 2013

To all George Brown College Jewellery graduates:
We invite you to apply to “45 Years in the Making”, the showcase for Alumni work. The intention of the exhibit is to explore the depth of goldsmithing skill and talent demonstrated by GBC Alumni. We would like to exhibit work that represents your present one of a kind or limited edition work.
This exhibit will be held at GBC’s School of Design. This exhibition will run during the Toronto International Jewellery Festival and the Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Meta-Mosaic 2013. This will be your opportunity to reveal your work to our goldsmithing community at large!
For more information about these events, visit http://www.tijf.info and http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/conferences/meta-mosaic
Please note that there will be an opportunity to show work via photography. Therefore, if you have work that is sold but you have professional level photos of it we will also accept those for submission. The work that is selected for the show will be for display only and not for sale. However, all exhibitors will have their contact information made available for the public.

For more info, please visit: www.45YearsInTheMaking.com
Click here for the application form

Conditions of Entry
· The call is open to all Alumni of the George Brown College Jewellery Diploma program(s)
· Wearable jewellery or objects for body adornment will be accepted for review
· Each applicant can submit up to 3 works (NB: not all pieces may be chosen) for one fee of $30
· All work and photographs must be accompanied by applicants full name and contact information (this is the information that will be made available to the public); as well as year of graduation, and photo credit information.
· Alumni whose work is exhibited in the show grant permission for their work to be photographed; and understand that images (either their own or the exhibitions) may be used for promotional purposes
· All exhibitors are responsible for insuring their work for the entire duration of the exhibition, including shipping to and from the show.
· If work is to be mailed back, a self-address, postage paid package must be sent with piece.

Time line
· Deadline: Entries and payments must be received by March 22, 2013, 5 pm. Initial entries via photograph ONLY.
· Notification of Acceptance: all applicants will be notified via email regarding the status of their submission by April 1, 2013
· Delivery of work: all pieces/high resolution images must be delivered by April 20, 2013. Mailing address with be sent with confirmation.
· Dates: the exhibition will take place from May 1, 2013 to May 24, 2013
· Opening reception will be held on Friday May 3rd, from 6pm to 9pm
· Work will be shipped or available for pick up (at GBC School of Design from 12 noon to 5 pm) on May 24th Entries

Email entries to: gbc.alumni.exhibition@gmail.com
Make payment to same email through http://www.paypal.com

· Photo(s) in web quality (500 x 500 pixels and 72 dpi) Name files with your last name and picture number (to correspond with the picture number on the application form).
(Example: Smith1, Smith2, Smith3)
· Completed application form
· Payment through PayPal to gbc.alumni.exhibition@gmail.com (Payment must be received by March 22, 2013 at 5pm in order for entry to be considered)

Click here for the application form


OCAD University

Opine: 2013 National Student Exhibition

Hosted at OCAD University’s Student Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday May 15th, 2013


The intention behind this student exhibition is to invite students from coast-to-coast to acknowledge Canada’s ambiguous identity and proclaim a definitive perspective about Canadian culture; particularly in a relevant and contemporary way that challenges stereotypes and preconceived notions. Students are encouraged to have an opinion and declare it, and to represent Canada – in all its relativity – from numerous perspectives. This will create an overarching narrative that will depict Canada’s true identity from the eyes of jewellery students across Canada.

The purpose of hosting this national student exhibition is to have it integrated into SNAG‘s MetaMosaic artcrawl so that an underacknowledge aspect of our metal community may be showcased: students and emerging artists.


Opine defined as ´to state one’s opinion´To begin, find a Canadian stereotype that intrigues, empowers, infuriates, (mis)represents you: research it. Where did it come from? What is its historical/political/cultural context? Why is it still present in today’s culture? Perhaps if it isn’t still relevant, how was it able to dissipate?

Once you have thoroughly investigated the context and root of the stereotype, engage with it: Contemplate it, analyze it, let it affect your general outlook. This dialogue or relationship is where the concept will come from. You can ask questions such as: What is the contemporary counterpart of this stereotype? Is there an aspect of it that is a gross overgeneralization? What is going underrepresented? Why are these stereotypes perpetuated internationally? How does this stereotype effect how the international community views us? Are these stereotypes perpetuated within Canada’s borders (provincially, municipally)?

Essentially, the framework should be: find a stereotype, understand its context, and then critique it.
Choose – Contextualize – Contemporize
The goal is to create a dialogue grounded in critical analysis: to depict Canada from the perspectives
of those who define it.

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Making It Real

OCAD University,
49 McCaul St. Toronto
May 14-25, 2013

Making It Real is a juried exhibition of digitally fabricated artifacts and artworks
organized by OCAD University faculty members Greg Sims and Jesse Jackson.
Virtual 3-D objects will be submitted electronically from around the world and
produced locally and onsite using a variety of 3-D printing technologies. Making It Real will
showcase innovative designs for jewellery, products, fine art, and other small
objects that take maximum advantage of direct digital manufacturing to create
finished work. Students and professionals from Canada and abroad, working in
all disciplines and areas of digital design and digital fabrication are eligible to
See http://www.makingitreal.ca/ for full details of the exhibition and application procedure.
image credit: Arthur Hash