A Handmade Assembly

A Handmade Assembly

Owens Art Gallery at Mount Allison University

Lucas Morneau, Awww Luhhh, 2017. Acrylic merino/nylon blend yarn and Swarovski crystals. Courtesy of the artist.

November 12, 2019
A Handmade Assembly
November 20–23, 2019
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Now in its nineth year, this annual community event brings together artists, curators, and others from New Brunswick and beyond to lead discussions, facilitate workshops, initiate projects, open exhibitions, and share in a common thread—the handmade. The Assembly evolved 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. It has helped turn Sackville, New Brunswick, into a centre for the appreciation of the handmade in contemporary culture. The Assembly interprets “handmade” in the widest terms, embracing interdisciplinarity and wide-ranging critical inquiry.

2019 participants: Lisa Binkley, Tara Bursey, Paul Butler, Onya Hogan-Finlay, Marcia Huyer, Logan MacDonald, Lucas Morneau, Alana Morouney, Carley Mullaly, Roula Partheniou, Carmen Robertson, Larry Weyand

All events at A Handmade Assembly are free and open to the public.

To find out more about the Assembly, signup for workshops, find information on venue access, or see the full schedule of events, visit: handmadeassembly.com.

Owens Art Gallery
Mount Allison University
61 York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1E1

The Owens is partially accessible. The stairs from the entrance nearest the University Chapel have a handrail. There is also ramp access at this entrance; however, the ramp is steep. The stairs to the entrance off York Street do not have a handrail. The main floor of the Owens is wheelchair accessible. Our second-floor gallery and cisgender bathrooms are located in the basement and are not accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to each of these floors. The Owens welcomes guide dogs and other service animals. Large print copies of wall labels are available on Kindles for use in the galleries. There are two, reserved, accessible parking spaces on the York Street side of the Gallery and one in the circular driveway adjacent to the Gallery.

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre
7 Lorne Street
Sackville, NB
E4L 3Z6

Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre are partially accessible. The front door has a ramp with a two-inch lip into the main entrance. It is one level inside; its single-occupancy, gender-neutral bathroom is not wheelchair accessible. 

We would like to acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians (from all four directions) of the land on which we gather. It is upon the unceded, ancestral lands of the Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqiyik Nations that Mount Allison University is built. While this area is known as Sackville, New Brunswick, it is part of Sigenigteoag, a district of the greater territory of Mi'kma'ki. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship,” which the Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqiyik first signed with the British Crown in 1725.

The Owens Art Gallery acknowledges the generous support of all its funders, including Mount Allison University, the Canada Council for the Arts, the New Brunswick Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Town of Sackville, and the Friends of the Owens.

About the Owens Art Gallery
The Owens Art Gallery first opened its doors in 1895. It is Canada’s oldest university art gallery and the custodian of an important collection of over 4,000 works spanning the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. The Owens occupies its original building, which was designed in the Beaux-Arts style by Edmund Burke, one of Canada’s most influential architects. The Gallery stands on the unceded, ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik Nations. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship,” which were first signed with the British Crown in 1725. In addition to presenting a dynamic program of contemporary and historical exhibitions, targeted community outreach and education initiatives, and innovative online and social media projects, the Owens is responsible for Colville House, a small house museum located in the historic home of one of Canada’s best-known visual artists: Alex Colville.

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