Crafting from Memory: A Workshop Facilitated by Camila Salcedo & denirée isabel

July 23rd and 24th 12-4pm 

Presented by Eyelevel, Hosted at the Mary E. Black Gallery, 1061 Marginal Rd.

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Crafting From Memory Workshop

23 – 24 Jul 2022

Crafting from Memory Workshop Facilitated by Camila Salcedo & denirée isabel 

Eyelevel is delighted to present Crafting from Memory, a workshop facilitated and designed by artists Camila Salcedo & denirée isabel. This workshop is kindly being hosted by the Mary E. Black Gallery. Crafting from Memory will be a two-day workshop on July 23rd and 24th from 12-4 PM, open to 10 participants from Eyelevel’s community. This workshop is an extension of Lived in Room: Objects Frozen in Time at the Mary E Black Gallery, through which we will activate the gallery space and invite communities of immigrant and newcomer backgrounds to participate in one-on-one interviews in exchange for the creation of craft objects.

In an effort to extend an understanding of this artistic project beyond interview participants, the selected workshop registrants will be asked to reflect and share times in which they themselves have felt displaced. Using DIY craft methods of felting, paper maché or air-dry ceramics, they will be prompted to work on physical objects to represent their past experiences. 

To register for this free workshop, please follow the link here . Anyone is welcome to register, no prior experience is required. Feel free to reach out to Eyelevel’s Summer Programming Assistant, Robin, with any questions at summer.programs@eyelevel.art 

About the Artists:

Camila Salcedo & denirée isabel (Comadres) are interdisciplinary artists and collaborators based in Toronto with mutual interests in textiles, community practice and dismantling systems of oppression. We both hold BFAs from NSCAD University, where we met in 2016, and also shared space as artists-in-residence at Harbourfront Centre’s Craft & Design Textile Studio in 2019. Together we have exhibited at the Khyber Centre for the Arts, Xpace Cultural Centre and Sur Gallery. We have also collaboratively hosted workshops through Lakeshore Arts and Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery. Our most recent project, Navigating Connections, is a virtual encyclopedia of emotions compiled through workshops and conversations with community artists and facilitators across Canada.

 

About Eyelevel Artist Run Centre:

Eyelevel is an arts worker/artist-run organization mandated to present and support the development of socially-relevant and thought-provoking artistic practices locally, regionally and nationally. Eyelevel supports artists through residencies, mentorship, publishing and presentation outside of a traditional gallery context that is accompanied by care-oriented and trauma-informed artistic, professional and personal support. Eyelevel aims to raise public awareness and capacity of our local arts community; particularly artists and arts workers who have been historically underserved and misrepresented in the contemporary art dialogue. Eyelevel strives to be a connector between artists, communities and the broader public, to constantly question the balance of power and work against systemic oppression and discrimination by centring anti-violence and pro-survivor practices. Eyelevel works in treaty to build a more inclusive and caring world through art, and to advance positive change within the arts through its operations, policies and programming.

About Mary E. Black Gallery:

The Mary E. Black Gallery is Nova Scotia’s only public gallery with a fine craft mandate, hosting local, regional, national and international exhibitions year round. The Mary E. Black Gallery strives to host a selection of exhibitions that educate the public about craft while promoting traditional and contemporary fine craft created by emerging and established artists.