Announcing our airCRAFT Emerging Artists in Residence

Announcing our new airCRAFT

Emerging Artists in Residence:

Kaas (Kaashif) Ghanie was born in London Ontario in 1989.  He received his Bachelors of Fine Art in Ceramics, at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University as well as Minor in Art History.

“Raised in a Muslim family, I adhered to traditional religious values and my current practices investigate succinct personal connections, the vessels themselves stand in as reiterations of my intimate history. Religious, familial experiences expressed in the work uses interpretive forms of traditional Islamic vessels, dressed with symbolic or coded references.”  – Ghanie

Nicholas Rosin is an emerging metalsmith and craftsperson residing in Halifax. While earning his BFA at NSCAD University, Rosin studied abroad in Pforzheim, Germany where he learned the technique of engraving. In 2016 he participated in the NSCCD Summer Residency and is the Metal/Jewellery Technician and an instructor at the Centre for Craft.

“Throughout my artistic practice I have focused on fabricating metal objects and jewellery that address social behavior, personal habits, and the oddities in language. I am inspired by the emotional reaction and reflection of the audience.  My current work is influenced by patterns, street art, and iconography utilizing the technique of engraving.” – Rosin

Julie Wagner is a Halifax artist who earned her BFA with a major in ceramics at NSCAD University in 2014. Julie has participated in residencies at Medalta, Alberta, the NSCAD Community Studio Residency Program in Lunenburg, and AIR Vallauris, France. Julie’s wall piece, “Home” was selected for the “30 under 30” exhibit at the Gardiner Museum (2014), which featured 30 emerging Canadian artists under the age of 30.

“I am drawn to the meditative qualities of a repetitive motion. I am fascinated by how we learn about the world through our senses. Touch is a sense that can give us comfort and a great sense of calm. With this in mind, I attempt to evoke in my work a sense of intrigue and desire through the seductive quality of touch. ” – Wagner

The airCRAFT Emerging Artists Residency is the newest addition to our Centre. The one-of-a-kind craft dedicated residency strives to support emerging artists taking the next steps in their careers. Through a 9-month residency the Centre will work with each resident one-on-one to individualize and tailor the program to suit their particular objectives for their art careers. Whether the resident would like to pursue a career in production or to create a new body of work to exhibit in galleries, this residency is designed for them to explore and develop their practice towards the next step in their career. With studios in Ceramics, Wood, Jewellery, and Weaving/Textile the program supports up to 3 participants.

For more information please contact our Studio Coordinator Emily Wareham:
studiocoordinator@craft-design.ns.ca or 902-492-2524

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