Organized collaboratively by Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre and the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, A Handmade Assembly invites artists, curators and others from the region and away to lead discussions, facilitate workshops, initiate projects, open exhibitions, and share in a common thread, the handmade.
Now in its fifth year, A Handmade Assembly is an initiative in response to the significant number of artists who have in recent years been using materials and processes that are laborious, often intimate, and usually associated with traditional craft methods. The discourse surrounding these practices is growing in turn as DIY aesthetics and ideals flood the mainstream. In appreciation of the handmade in contemporary culture, A Handmade Assembly is a venue for artists to discuss their practices and make new and necessary networks.
Struts & Faucet and the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, and the Town of Sackville.