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NSCAD Artist Talks: Nov 1-15, 2019

MAY CHUNG
NSCAD Faculty

Friday, November 1, 12:00 PM (noon)

Art Bar +Projects

Fountain Campus, 1873 Granville St, Halifax, NS

As part of the Fall 2019 series of RESEARCH-CREATION TALKS at NSCAD University, Associate Professor May Chung will discuss the value proposition of design research and her work during her recent sabbatical. Chung teaches in the Design Division. She is a graphic designer with a background in information and exhibit design for corporations, government, and educational institutions.

RESEARCH-CREATION TALKS series is a research colloquium in which faculty present their most recent projects. RESEARCH-CREATION TALKS is an informal venue to disseminate knowledge, exchange ideas and incite creativity in a collegial environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ENVIRONMENTAL BY DESIGN

Presentation and Workshop

Friday, November 1, 1:30-5:00 PM

Art Bar +Projects

Fountain Campus, 1873 Granville St, Halifax, NS

Environmental concerns routinely top the list of things many of us at NSCAD worry about but aren’t sure how to address. Although many of us have developed thoughtful sustainability-oriented research interests and personal practices, from recycling to cycling to taking zero-waste challenges, we frequently feel powerless to act or to alter our work or learning environments.

This half-day workshop led by faculty members Karin Cope and Angela Henderson and open to all members of the NSCAD community will present the results to date of an environmental survey of more than 30 faculty, staff, technicians and students.  The workshop is designed to engage participants, build relationships and actions across divisional and disciplinary lines, and to help to identify next steps for environmental research, teaching and action at NSCAD.

Karin Cope (Associate Professor, Art History and Contemporary Culture) and Angela Henderson (Assistant Professor, Design) have been collaborating on a research project entitled Environmentally sustainable by design: approaching the goal of greening NSCAD as a case study in art education for sustainable development since the fall of 2018. Funded by an internal SSHRC grant that has hired student researchers from the MFA, MAED and MDES programs, this project has 1) gathered data on a number of  environmental research and teaching practices currently underway at NSCAD; 2) surveyed best practices in arts, craft and design-based research, production and exhibition spaces; and 3)  seeks to identify and facilitate clusters of interest for further research and teaching, as well as to help identify clear next steps for institution-wide greening and sustainability practices.

RSVP to kcope@nscad.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MARJOLEIN DALLINGA

Wednesday, November 6, 12:00 PM (noon)

Art Bar +Projects

Fountain Campus, 1873 Granville St, Halifax, NS

Award winning Dutch-Canadian textile art, Marjolein Dallinga, applies experimental felting techniques to create innovative sculptural works that are inspired by the natural world.  Dallinga moved to Montréal in 1989 to pursue her practice and focus on artist books, jewelry and textiles. She is the founder and owner of Atelier Bloomfelt and has designed costumes for Cirque du Soleil. Dallinga has taught the art of felting and exhibited throughout North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Her costumes have won prizes at World of Wearable Art (WOW) New Zealand and been featured at the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PAUL ROTH

Gordon Parks: Life Magazine and the Fàlvio Story

Wednesday, November 6, 6 PM

D440, Bell Auditorium

Fountain Campus, 5163 Duke St, Halifax, NS

Paul Roth, Director of Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto), will present research on Gordon Parks, the first African American staff photographer and writer for Life Magazine. Paul Roth, has over 25 years of experience working with serval important photography collections in North America. Previously, he served as Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; as Executive Director of The Richard Avedon Foundation in New York; and as archivist of the Robert Frank Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. He is co-author and co-editor of Gordon Parks: The Flàvio Story (Steidl, 2017), author and co-editor of Gordon Parks: Collected Works (Steidl, 2012), and author and editor of Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power (Steidl/Corcoran, 2008).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BRUCE BARBER

NSCAD Faculty

Friday, November 8, 12:00 PM (noon)

Art Bar +Projects

Fountain Campus, 1873 Granville St, Halifax, NS

As part of the Fall 2019 series of RESEARCH-CREATION TALKS at NSCAD University, Professor Bruce Barber PhD will discuss this year’s Venice Biennale theme “May you live in interesting times” developed by Ralph Rugoff, curator of the 58th International Art Exhibition.

Professor Bruce Barber PhD is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural historian and curator who teaches courses in Media Arts, Art History and Contemporary Studies at NSCAD University. His art practice has been exhibited internationally and he is the author of Performance [Performance] and Performers: Essays and Conversations (2 volumes) (2008), Trans/Actions: Art, Film and Death (2009) and Littoral Art and Communicative Action (2013).

RESEARCH-CREATION TALKS series is a research colloquium in which faculty present their most recent projects. RESEARCH-CREATION TALKS is an informal venue to disseminate knowledge, exchange ideas and incite creativity in a collegial environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SAVE THE DATE

NOV 18: ARTIST TALK, Diana Obomsawin, 6:45-8:45 PM, Halifax Central Library

NOV 22: ARTIST TALK, Laura Millard,12 PM, Art Bar +Projects

NOV 29: RESEARCH-CREATION TALK, Kim Morgan, 12 PM, Art Bar +Projects

DEC 6: RESEARCH-CREATION TALK, Rebecca Young, 12 PM, Art Bar +Projects

(below image: Laura Millard)