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Eco Craft Talk Series | Tricia Wasney
May 19, 2022Free
The Manitoba Craft Council is excited to be hosting a series of online artist talks via Youtube live! These talks are part of the MCC’s 2022 Year of Eco Craft, relating to climate change and environmental sustainability through the lens of contemporary craft practice. Taking place over the next few months, you can find a preview of some of the speakers below. Stay tuned for more details!
All talks will be streamed live and saved on our Youtube channel, which can be found HERE.
Tricia Wasney: May 19, 2022, at 7 pm
Pet Hair, Push Pins & Packing Peanuts: Using Reclaimed Material
Scouring thrift store shelves and recycling bins, Tricia Wasney’s illustrated talk explores the treasures to be found in reclaimed, recycled and sustainable materials. Through her narrative jewellery and showing the work of fellow artists, Tricia brings attention to the climate crisis while demonstrating the whimsical possibilities of using otherwise throw-away materials.
Tricia Wasney’s work is informed by the landscape, scientific research and forgotten histories. Her studies in landscape architecture, literature and film impacts her art work which investigates ideas through narrative jewellery and craft-based practices, referencing historical methods and employing diverse materials and techniques. More and more she is incorporating recycled, thrifted and otherwise waste materials into her work. Wasney has participated in artist residencies in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Churchill, Manitoba and Riding Mountain National Park. Her work has been exhibited at C2 Centre for Craft, The Buhler Gallery, and the Alberta Craft Council with upcoming shows at the School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba and Milan Jewellery Week in Milan, Italy. She has received numerous grants for her artwork from the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.