The Conversation Series: April 28 - May 20

Now available on our Vimeo channel to view at your leisure. 

About The Conversation Series

We had the great pleasure of presenting the 2021 virtual Conversation Series to our festival audience in 2021. We now present the series on our Vimeo channel to view at your leisure. 

This year, held via Zoom, the Conversation Series was a key component of Crafted Vancouver’s annual festival platform.

Through the Conversation Series we strive to foster public appreciation of outstanding craft-based work.  We are committed to featuring diverse craft-based artists and designers working in multiple disciplines across the craft continuum, from ancestral, tribal and traditional to leading-edge contemporary.

By providing a festival platform for established and emerging craft-based artists & designers and the gallerists, curators, collectors and other cultural partners who support and represent their work, the Conversation Series contributes important discourse on craft’s enduring role in our society.

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Starting on 29 April and running through May the 2021 Conversation Series was an engaging collaborative dialogue between Crafted Vancouver, Rue Pigalle and Brian Kennedy Curation & Crafting a Difference – an alliance of five London-based contemporary craft and visual arts galleries showing at SoShiro

Maximising the benefits of a virtual platform, the Conversation Series offered a variety of experiences. Whilst ostensibly a cooperation between Canadian and UK partners, the craft artists, gallerists, curator and  collectors contributing to the 2021 series are truly international, spanning a range of craft materials and specialisms with roots and references from across the globe.

  • Curator: Talk & Tour a live virtual tour of Marylebone SoShiro house led by curator Brian Kennedy who selects highlights from the exhibition -Crafting a Difference
  • Crafted Conversations a series of conversations with makers celebrating a plethora of craft voices around the world
  • Collectors: Talk & Tour, a private visit to the warmth and vibrancy of a collectors’ London home
  • The Gallery Talks, a unique collection of crafts conversations moderated by Isabelle Fish, Founder of Rue Pigalle. Over six Zoom events, the conversations take place between 12 craftspeople carefully selected and paired, from Crafted Vancouver and Crafting a Difference



Interested to join future Conversation Series’ as an Event Partner? Please send an email to [email protected]

Please direct Sponsorship and Advertising enquiries for this series to Marta Malecki at [email protected]



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