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Ornamentum Lectures

Craftivism Since 2001 With Mary Baumstark

On Thursday, April 13th, 2003, craft historian and writer, Mary Callahan (MC) Baumstark, in explored the ancient and contemporary roots of craftivism, specifically in the UK, Australia, Canada, and US since 2001. This presentation touched on popular and academic understandings of craftivism, as well as the different types of craftivism, before offering practical solutions for engaging with, curating, and supporting craftivist projects.

The recording for this lecture can be found in CSDA Videos on the "Learn" tab of the website. HERE

Retailing Radio: How the T. Eaton Company Sold the Idea of Radio in 1920s-1930s Canada

On Thursday, October 20, 2022, Dr. Michael Windover considered the role of the T. Eaton Company in promoting and fostering radio culture in Canada. It will look especially at radio catalogues produced by the retailer as visual evidence of how the new medium was imagined and sold to Canadian publics. (Note: Based on the article found in Ornamentum Spring/Summer 2022

The recording for this lecture can be found in CSDA Videos on the "Learn" tab of the website. HERE

Cultural Vessels - When 1960s Mi’kmaq Design and Stories Met Traditional English Bone China 

On Thursday, March 24, 2022 Ornamentum magazine hosted with the sponsorship support of Beaverbrook Art Gallery a talk with Emma Hassencahl-Perly a Wolastoqey artist, curator and educator from Negotiuk (Tobique First Nation) and John Leroux manager of collections and exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. They discussed the first modern Indigenous artists in eastern Canada that developed an international following almost overnight. (Note: Article found in Ornamentum Fall/Winter 2021).

The recording for this lecture can be found in CSDA Videos on the "Learn" tab of the website. HERE

Ornamentum 15th Anniversary Panel Discussion "Then and Now"

On May 23, 2021, there was a panel discussion moderated by Rosalind Pepall, ‘Then and Now’ featured panelists Erin Lynn McMullan, Alexandra McCurdy and Peter Larocque, as they look back over the last 15 years and discuss the landscape of decorative arts within Canada. Reexperience what it was like to create a new magazine then and discover the latest trends in the decorative arts field now, hear what the panelists are working on and what is happening around them.

Experience the FREE talk HERE

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