PAST EXHIBITIONS - 2015

GREAT WHITE NORTH EXHIBITION - CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN JEWELLERY

The Group of Seven was a collection of Canadian landscape artists, brought together in the early 20th Century by a desire to explore the unique character of the Canadian landscape through direct contact with nature. This body of work has come to symbolize an important moment in our Canadian heritage.

This exhibition asked metal artist from across the country to create pieces inspired by this important artistic movement.

Of the over 60 artists who submitted work, 23 were selected by a panel of jurors to partipate in this exhibition. Participating artists include: Caroline Bacher, Ferran Belanger, Kristen Bishop, Ho Ching Chan, Yuliya Chorna, Anick Dusseault, Christine Dwane, Daniela Franzius, Nicole Gauvine, Claudia Gravel, Émilie Guay-Charpentier, Yeon Bae Jung, Mio Konfedrat, Kenneth Kwok, Ann Lumsden, Petra Luz, Janic Ng, Susan Remnant, Brenda Roy, Susan Lee Stephen, Émilie Trudel, Deborah Vivas, Kate White.
Curated by Vanessa Laurin

NORTHERN LIGHTS RING

Best in Show + Best in Concept
Claudia Gravel - Montreal, Québec


sterling silver, gold-plated brass, magnet, magnetic sand

Inspired by Tom Thomson's 1916 painting, Norther Lights.

FRAGMENT DE PIN GLANÉ BROOCH

Best in Technical
Émilie Trudel - Montreal, Québec


sterling silver, 14k rose gold

Inspired by the Group of Seven's representation of trees.

BOREAL / LABRADORITE BURST PENDANT

Best in Design
Caroline Bacher - Port Hope, Ontario


sterling silver, 14k gold, labradorite

Inspired by A.J. Casson's Poplar and Lawren Harris's Spring on the Oxtongue River.

IN THE NARROWS BRACELET

Best in Concept - Student
Katelyn White - New Brunswick COllege of Craft and Design


sterling silver, 24k gold, ice resin

Inspired by the Group of Seven artist Arthur Lismer and the Halifax Explosion.

LANDSCAPE BRACELET

Best in Technical - Student
Yeon Bae Jung - New Brunswick COllege of Craft and Design


sterling silver, onyx

Inspired by Tom Thomson's 1915 painting, In the Northland.

RESTING TREES BROOCH

Best in Design - Student
Janice Ng - Ontario College of Art and Design


sterling silver, copper

Inspired by Frank Johnston's 1918 painting, Moose Pond.

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