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  • 2015-06-02 17:54

    Gabriella Solti’s (’11) artist’s book, The Book of Hours, was awarded the MCBA Prize 2015 Juror's Special Recognition of Merit Award. The book will be exhibited at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts from July 17 to August 3, 2015 alongside with the other honoured works.  

    The Book of Hours is a unique, 120 page codex that expresses the artist’s personal values relating to labour. The pages of the books are hand sanded chromium oxide and silicon carbide microfinishing films - surfaces that are extremely hard to erase -, interwoven with hand coloured frosted mylar and meticulously bound into a codex.  

  • 2015-06-02 09:01

    Working in both collage and sculpture, Elizabeth Zvonar’s ('01) work utilizes strategies of aesthetic seduction and sex often found in advertising as a means of teasing out a possible metaphysical or supernatural undercurrent. THE CHALLENGE OF ABSTRACTION draws on advertising imagery found in luxury good magazines from an earlier era and fuses it with that found in contemporary fashion magazines. Zvonar’s positioning and iconization of the subject highlights their ability to act as the sacred.

  • 2015-05-29 12:46

    We’d like to take a moment to extend our sincere gratitude to Fasken Martineau, our Legendary Partner for this year’s Preview Night event as part of The Show, our annual graduation exhibition. Preview Night is a key component of the graduation exhibition, providing students with an opportunity to network and personally present their work to industry professionals, companies, galleries, and curators.

  • 2015-05-29 11:55

    Three learning communities - Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Kenneth Gordon Maplewood Elementary and Maplewood Alternative High School are celebrating five years of collaboration resulting in new approaches to teaching children with learning differences.

  • 2015-05-29 11:23

    Paper artist Rachael Ashe began her residency in The Leeway studio this month and the former photographer is already making headway on her own project while preparing to host two studio events.

    “It is a more dedicated day when I come into The Leeway,” says Ashe of her residency so far. “Even just three weeks in, I’ve gotten a lot done.”

    Currently working on a project about pattern design, including Japanese textiles and Islamic designs from architecture, Rachael is hoping to put together an installation incorporating these patterns.

  • 2015-05-28 19:36

    Burrard Arts Foundation is pleased to present recent works by artist-in-residence Sean Mills ('10). Vancouver based artist Sean Mills’ recent practice has seen him meticulously exploring the materiality of paint to test the boundaries of its objectmaking potential. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art & Design in 2010, Mills has been methodically experimenting with the laborious accumulation and layering of material to create sculptures, three-dimensional paintings and works on unconventional surfaces that examine light, space, and time. Occasionally paralleling the concerns of institutional critique, his laborious work addresses ideas of transparency in both a literal and figurative sense.

  • 2015-05-27 11:37

    The Emily Carr University Alumni Association Board is a group of passionate volunteer leaders and advocates committed to supporting and creating opportunities for alumni. At the 2014 strategic planning meeting, Board members agreed to allocate the funds needed to create the Emily Carr Alumni Association Award in support of lifelong learning for alumni and their children.

    Launched in May 2015, the Emily Carr Alumni Association Award is available to alumni wishing to return to Emily Carr and children of Emily Carr and Vancouver School of Art graduates. The successful candidate will receive a one-time award of $500! 

  • 2015-05-26 10:40
    “It is with heartfelt gratitude that I accept and thank you for the 2015 Circle Craft Graduation Award for Ceramics. I am not only honoured to have been selected, but also to have been included with the caliber of talent of the previous recipients.”    
    Haide-Anne James


  • 2015-05-20 09:32

    The Vancouver Art Gallery presents a public symposium, Building for Change, featuring a keynote lecture Who is the Public? The History of Inclusion and Exclusion in the Design of Urban Public Space by Dr. Ocean Howell.

  • 2015-05-15 16:27

    We're incredibly proud to announce that Dr. Ron Burnett, President + Vice-Chancellor, has been appointed to the Order of British Columbia. 

    The Order of British Columbia was established by statute on April 21, 1989, to recognize those persons who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the Province or elsewhere.  

    Dr. Burnett is made a Member of the Order of British Columbia in recognition of his distinguished academic career in media, arts and communications.

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