VIVID: The NSCAD University Newsletter for Alumni and Friends

Summer credit classes at NSCAD

Some of the coolest classes of the year are scheduled for the summer semester at NSCAD, including The Art and Culture of Comics, Photography and Colonialism and Parks Canada: Keji, a class that includes a camping trip to Kejimkujik National Park in August. There are also a number of workshops offered, including Foundry with Sarah Maloney (BFA 1988), Abstraction and Landscape with Andrew Hunt (BFA 2002) and Fashion Prototyping with Tabitha Osler, to mention a few. For students, summer offers a way to lessen the class load during the academic year. For alumni and professionals, it’s a way to learn something new and reconnect with NSCAD.

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Congratulations GG Laureates!

NSCAD University is thrilled to have two NSCAD alumni among the winners of the 2017 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts: Pamela Ritchie (BFA 1975, MFA 1982) and Landon Mackenzie (BFA 1976). Prof. Ritchie has taught for three decades in the Jewellery and Metalsmithing Department. Prof. Mackenzie, a professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, will address the Class of 2017 at NSCAD’s Graduation Ceremony on April 28.

Meet the guest hosts for the NSCAD fashion show

Beaufille designers Chloé (BFA 2010) and Parris Gordon (BFA 2011) return to their alma mater as guest hosts for Dialect: the NSCAD Fashion Show on Saturday, April 22 at the Port Campus. Recently at New York Fashion Week to show their 2017 fall/winter line, the sisters discuss what it takes to make it in fashion.

“If we have words of wisdom, it’s that you really have to be very passionate because you work a lot,” says Chloé. “Talent is great, and absolutely you need it, but the thing that will get you far is the ability to work hard.”

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The Space Between Held Hands now at Pier 21

The experience of helping to resettle Syrian refugees is the inspiration for the sculptural work The Space Between Held Hands by Charley Young (BFA 2009). It’s on display as part of Canada: Day 1 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

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Alumni Profile: Mengnan Qu & Xia Yu

Originally from China, this married couple returned to Halifax after completing graduate studies to set up a business, Yu Yo Craft Supply and Tea House, and share a life in art.

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Alumni Profile: Karen Bondarchuk

Artist and professor Karen Bondarchuk (BFA 1989) spent only three semesters at NSCAD, but that time was enough to profoundly influence her approach to art making.
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Post NSCAD – graduate study

Carley Mullally (BFA 2015) is studying for a master’s degree in Woven Textiles at the Royal College of Art in London, UK. She advises students to make the most of the opportunities NSCAD offers, as she did when she went on exchange to  University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

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As an art conservator, Jennifer Robertson (BFA 2005) uses her art training to conserve and restore art, archival materials and rare books. Her experience at NSCAD dabbling in every studio serves her well, as has the curiosity and ability to solve problems with creative solutions.
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Class Notes

Catch up with the news of NSCAD alumni from next door and around the world.

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Spring events

Join us at NSCAD for our spring events, including Mugs on Tap, the Starfish Student Art Awards and Dialect: The NSCAD Fashion Show. Tickets are now on sale.

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