Supported through funding from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, these creative studios are designed to be intensive, collaborative weekends of idea sharing, mentorship, peer critique, and critical dialogue in order to build mentorship networks and critical relationships between senior and mid-career and emerging artists. In the current New Brunswick arts ecosystem, giving and receiving critical feedback has been a challenge and usually takes the form of response to a finished work. It is rare for artists outside of the educational system to receive expert feedback for an in-progress piece or body of work in the conceptual phase. The creative process is ripe with questions, technical and conceptual issues, roadblocks, insecurities and possibilities. Explore them here!!
In-Process Creative Studios
Brigitte Clavette, Metals
About Brigitte Clavette
Silversmith Brigitte Clavette has been Head of the Jewellery and Metal Arts Studio and taught at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton since 1985. She has also taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Nunavut Arctic College, the Haliburton School of Arts and the Community College of New Brunswick in Dieppe. Her hollow ware and silver works have been shown internationally, and are held in private and public collections across the country and internationally, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Clavette became a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2000, won the Excellence Award for Craft from the Province of NB in 2002, and the prestigious Strathbutler Award in 2006.
About the Creative Studio
July 26-28, 2019
This Creative Studio led by acclaimed artist Brigitte Clavette is designed for metal artists with an active metals practice in functional or sculptural works. Participants will come with an idea, body of work or in-progress piece to workshop in the newly designed metalsmithing studio at Sunbury Shores, equipped for bronze, copper and silver. Limited to 6, participants will receive one-on-one mentorship and will delve into conceptual and critical thinking to push their practice forward.
This course is only $75 for artists, thanks to support from the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation.
Friday, July 26: Public Presentation by participants & by Brigitte Clavette
Saturday, July 27: Discussions, peer critique and mentorship by Brigitte Clavette, followed by communal dinner
Sunday, July 28: Group critique and brainstorming + public show & tell (3-4pm)
This course is limited to 8 students. To register call 506.529.3386 or follow the link on the Adult Courses page.
2018 In-Process Creative Studios
2018: Janice Wright Cheney, Multimedia
About Janice Wright Cheney
Janice Wright Cheney’s textile-based sculptures and installations explore the human relationship to nature, particularly animals, examining assumed distinctions between the sociocultural and the natural. Her work is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the New Brunswick Museum, the Glenbow Museum and Telus Canada at Telus Garden, Vancouver. Wright Cheney was among artists selected for Oh Canada, a survey of contemporary Canadian art, held at MASS MoCA, North Adams MA in 2012. Her solo exhibition Cellar was presented at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2012), the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2014), and most recently at Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge (2015). Wright Cheney has been elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and is a recipient of the New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor’s Award for High Achievement in Visual Arts. Janice Wright Cheney graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1983, and completed a MEd in Critical Studies at UNB (2003). Wright Cheney lives Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, where she teaches at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design.
About the Creative Studio
This Creative Studio led by acclaimed artist Janice Wright Cheney is designed for artists engaged in an active arts practice in any discipline. Participants will come with an idea, body of work or in-progress piece to workshop at Sunbury Shores. Limited to 10, participants will receive one-on-one mentorship and will delve into conceptual and critical thinking to push their practice forward, re-think, re-frame and distill ideas.