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The 2021 Gallery Talks

About The Conversation Series

It is our great pleasure to present the 2021 Conversation Series to our festival audience.

This year, held via Zoom, the Conversation Series is 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.

Maximising the benefits of a virtual platform, the Conversation Series offer 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.

About The Gallery Talks

The Gallery Talks are 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.

Talks can be booked individually via Eventbrite and are FREE to attend.

  1. Friday, April 30, 10am PDT
    SoShiro | Artists: Shiro Muchiri (SoShiro) & Henry Norris (New Format Studio)
  2. Wednesday, May 5, 10am PDT
    jaggedart | Artists: Tracey Bush (jaggedart) & Brent Comber (Brent Comber Atelier)
  3. Tuesday, May 11, 10am PDT
    Ting-Ying Gallery | Artists: Xu Shiyuan (Ting-Ying) & Brendan Tang
  4. Thursday, May 13, 10am PDT
    MADEINBRITALY | Artists: Rosa Nguyen (MADEINBRITALY) & Janaki Larsen (Janaki Larsen Studio)
  5. Tuesday, May 18, 10am PDT
    Vessel Gallery | Artists: Chris Day (Vessel Gallery) & Karin Jones
  6. Thursday, May 20, 10am PDT
    Cavaliero Finn | Artists: Nicholas Lees (Cavaliero Finn) & Michelle Sirois Silver


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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