SNAG’s 42nd Annual Conference
Online registration is now closed. You can still register on site at the conference. Please see the schedule for SNAG’s registration hours.
May 15 through May 18, 2013
DIGITAL PROGRAM BOOK
THE PROGRAM BOOK WILL BE GIVEN TO EVERY ATTENDEE ON SITE IN THEIR TOTE BAG.
“Meta-Mosaic” celebrates diverse activity in jewellery and metalsmithing in the 21st century.
Toronto is a mosaic of peoples and cultures as well as the center of Canada’s jewellery industry. This exciting conference engages the multiple industries within our field, examines our fluid identity within art, craft and design, and inspires us to embrace our collective mosaic.
Check back in January for details and updates. If you have any questions regarding this conference please contact us.
*Melanie Egan has been actively involved with the field of contemporary craft for over 25 years. She is Head of the Craft Department at Harbourfront Centre and responsible for artistic and organizational direction. Egan, a curator and lecturer, manages the only artist-in-residence program of its kind in Canada for Jewellery, Glass, Ceramics and Textiles at Harbourfront Centre. She co-edited the book Crafting New Traditions: Canadian Innovators and Influences with Alan C. Elder and Jean Johnson. She was a member of the curatorial collective, OBJECToronto (2006-2009) and is part of the curatorial partnership McClure & Egan.
*Paul McClure has been a studio jeweller and educator for over twenty years. His work is represented in private and public collections including The Canadian Museum of Civilization; The Barcelona Museum of Decorative Arts; and The National Museums of Scotland. As well as maintaining a private studio practice, McClure has published articles on the subject of contemporary craft and works as a craft and design curator in the McClure & Egan curatorial partnership. He has been a founder and lead organizer in various community arts projects including the OBJECToronto Expos (2004-2009) and ALLEYJAUNT festivals (2004-2007). Since 2005 he has been the Adviser in Jewellery/Metals for the Harbourfront Centre Craft Studios. McClure has taught at NSCAD University, Ontario College of Art and Design and, for the past ten years, has been professor in Jewellery Studies at George Brown College in Toronto.
Toronto International Jewellery Festival (TIJF)
**Toronto International Jewellery Festival celebrates jewellery arts, metal arts and design from local, national and international participants. In May 2013, TIJF will showcase the city of Toronto as a hub of Canada’s diverse jewellery sector with exhibitions and events that inspire the public to enrich their lives through jewellery. There are over 25 exhibitions open during the Toronto SNAG conference. Get your TIJF catalogue and guide to help you navigate through the city’s museums, galleries, and artists’ studios. Click here for more information.