Please enjoy our collection of artist talks presented by the SSC

Dimensions 2021 Virtual Critique with David Freeman and Jane Kidd
Welcome to the Dimensions 2021 Virtual critique! Congratulations to the selected artists for the Dimensions 2021 exhibition. Hear from expert jurors David Freeman and Jane Kidd for an overview of the Dimensions 2021 jury process, followed by questions from the audience.
Dimensions 2021 Juror's Presentation - David Freeman
David Freeman has custom built exquisite musical instruments since 1980, training emerging luthiers since 1986. He builds with traditional & alternative woods, researching new sound concepts, drawing from various Masters. Acoustic design and structure are important, working with the subtleties of sound board thicknesses, bracing, mass, stiffness and wood types to develop different sounds. In addition to traditional pearl inlays, David has used agate, jade, jewels, and silver in his instruments. He has used both stone and metal as stand-alone carvings and jewelry pieces. David operates a private vocational school in musical instrument construction in Tugaske, SK.
Dimensions 2021 Juror's Presentation - Jane Kidd
In this presentation, juror Jane Kidd will focus on her recent work and interest in weaving tapestries that encourage consideration of our relationship to the natural world. Along the way Jane will reference some of the research interests that have fueled her art practice for over 40 years and share her commitment to the value of skillful handwork and her passion for colour, pattern and detail. Jane currently lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia. Her work is to be found in private and public collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Alberta Art Foundation, and The Canadian Museum of History. In 2016 she was awarded the Saidye Bronfman Award, a Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts, Canada's foremost distinction for excellence in the visual arts.
Talking Craft with Magali Thibault Gobeil
We invite you to a look inside A Flavorlicious World: an incursion into Montreal artist Magali Thibault Gobeil's enchanted universe. Her joyful and vibrant jewellery practice elevates synthetic resins and plastic to become precious materials. For a moment, the artist invites you to put on her pink glasses and let yourself be carried away by a touch of wonder...
Exhibition Dates: March 13 to May 8, 2021.
Talking Craft with Cathryn Miller
Award winning paper artist Cathryn Miller discusses their latest solo exhibition, Square Dance. Square Dance is installed at the SCC Gallery in Saskatoon, SK, from January 16 - March 06 2021. Cathryn's exhibition is unified by a common material and the use of the square as a recurring design element; this exhibition explores both the encryption and the transmission of memories and messages. The works are textile-inspired, and paper is transformed through a variety of processes such as cutting, folding, printing, painting, or stitching.

Talking Craft with Lorraine Roy
Ontario artist, Lorraine Roy, discusses her touring exhibition Woven Woods: A journey through the Forest Floor. This exhibition features a collection of colourful round fabric wall hangings. Each textile work depicts forest trees connected by their roots. In varying ways, each describes how tree communication is a fundamental part of a thriving ecosystem, where all individual elements contribute to support the whole.

Talking Craft with Kathleen O’Grady
Kathleen O’Grady is a designer of slow fashion and textiles. Kathleen will discuss the inspiration and process for her current piece, entitled “Perseverance,” in the SCC exhibition “From Scratch,” as well as an introduction into Slow Fashion.

Talking Craft with Paula Cooley and Paige Mortensen
As part of our Talking Craft series, Paula Cooley and Paige Mortensen discussed their collaborative piece, "Solari." Paula and Paige discussed the process of creative collaboration.