JULY 1 – OCTOBER 10, 2011
Exhibition Hall: Adult $10, Student/Senior $8, DX Member free admission
Curated by Anne Marie Minardi, Noa Bronstein, Katie Weber and Mark Scheibmayr
As the second largest country with one of the worldʼs lowest population densities, Canada is known for vast open spaces and varied geography. The importance of the great outdoors is such a significant part of our nationhood that Canadian iconography – the beaver, the maple leaf, Group of Seven, hiking in the Rockies, playing hockey on frozen ponds – is indelibly linked to the natural environment. Play > Nation will explore the ways in which our unique landmass has contributed to a national love of the outdoors and shaped our collective interest in outdoor sport and exploration. The exhibition sections will focus on Water, Winter, Forest, and Urban environments. Each section will present contemporary Canadian outdoor and sporting equipment, contextualized by historical examples of earlier models and archival material pertaining to outdoor sport and exploration. The exhibit will chronicle the transition of objects used by First Nations peoples and early Canadian settlers and explorers for survival and transportation to our contemporary use of the same items for sport and hobby. Play > Nation will incorporate a myriad of design disciplines, including apparel, industrial design, graphic design, as well as iconic designs.
Log on to the Play > Nation blog to get a behind the scenes look into how this exhibit is formalized and how the seeds of an idea evolve into a tangible exhibition.
Megan Waterman is asked to be a panelist at the forum entitled Smart Cookies and their Dough, a forum on money, careers and business for Yukon women hosted by the Women’s Directorate at the Westmark Hotel, Whitehorse from October 2-4, 2009
Designer Megan Waterman presents her SKOOKUMbrand® Yukon Anoraks and Northern Garments Inc. (NGI) to delegates at the Meet the North, Going Global 2009 tradeshow hosted at the Edmonton World Trade Centre, during Yukon EXPO.
Design sits at the juncture of Arts & Culture, Technology, and Business – Using cold climate innovation while melding modern and traditional materials and designs, Waterman is busy developing authentic northern products and offering them to the world. OK, mostly just the cold places for now.
Visit SKOOKUMbrand® at the Canada Pavilion (6r51) of SkiExpo2008 in Helsinki, Finland from October 31st to November 2nd.
For more info, please contact:
Johan Nyman, Trade Commissioner
The Canadian Embassy/Ambassade du Canada
PO Box 779
Tel: +358-9-2285 3354
SKOOKUMbrand® is selected to participate in The West Xpressd, a journey into sustainable, contemporary design in Western Canada. Covered by Westernliving Magazine.
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