Sunday, 25 August 2013

Hot Mud: A National Survey of Contemporary Canadian Emerging Ceramists

Maja Padrov from New Brunswick was one of my choices.  These clay "teapots" evoke metal.

Guess what I've been working on?  That's right:  HOT MUD.  I am one of the lucky jurors who got to select work for this national show.  I am very fortunate to be keeping some very good company.  Check it out!  There's even a free symposium.

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the Burlington Art Centre (BAC) present a national juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian ceramics by emerging artists. The BAC is uniquely positioned to host this exhibition as it houses the country's largest, permanent collection of contemporary Canadian ceramics.

A jury of senior curators and artists selected the participants in five regions across Canada – the Atlantic Provinces, Québec, Ontario, the Prairies and the Territories, and British Columbia. The jurors have a long view of history and a vision of our future. They are Gloria Hickey (Atlantic Provinces), Alan Elder (Quebec), Rachel Gotlieb (Ontario), Greg Payce (Prairies & the Territories) and Sally Michener (British Columbia)
The selected artists are: Eliza Au and Tanya Doody, British Columbia; E. M. Alysse Bowd and Robin Lambert, Alberta; Robin DuPont, Manitoba; Carole Epp Saskatchewan; Zimra Beiner, Magdalene Dykstra, Janet MacPherson, Mary McKenzie, Lindsay Montgomery, and Denise Smith, Ontario; Marianne Chenard, and Amelie Proulx, Québec; Maaike Charron,Newfoundland and Maja Padrov, New Brunswick.

The symposium Saturday September 7 from 10 AM to 3 PM

As an educational component, we will hold a one-day symposium on Saturday September 7. Each juror will contextualise their regional choices within a national and international discourse. It will be followed by a round table discussion with selected artists moderated by Jonathan Smith, Curator of the Collection, Burlington Art Centre.

Both the exhibition and the conference are open to the general public, free of charge.

For the conference reserve your seat with Gillian Goobie at or by telephone at 905-632-7796 ext:326

Maaike Charron was another selection.  Each of her cups corresponds to a book in her personal library.

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