This is a collaborative project between the Craft Council Of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Intangible Cultural Heritage arm of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Start Date: February 24, 2016 at 9:30 AM
End Date: February 24, 2016
Where: Manuels River Interpretation Centre, CBS
Humanity is in love with storytelling. Our brain tells us stories as we sleep and our fingers create them in all that we make.Explore how craft can tell a cultural story and how makers and visitor destination sites can make use of craft to enhance the visitor’s experience.
An exciting and instructive session for museums, heritage sites and craft makers, this session will offer insight into how craft can tell a cultural story and how makers and visitor destination sites can make use of craft to enhance the visitor’s experience.
Keynote speaker: Joanne B. Kaar, Caithness, Scotland.
‘Keen to learn traditional skills, research local stories, learn about conservation and care of objects, I enjoy finding inventive ways to attract new audiences while adding new information to museum artefacts of which little is known.’
Joanne has used traditional craft skills and objects, as well as contemporary interpretations to tell the cultural stories of Scotland. Learn how Joanne has used the artefacts, histories and people in heritage sites to inspire innovative constructions that encapsulate the story.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Pam Hall, St. John’s, Newfoundland
Knitting Knowledge—Hooking Home
Pam Hall will share her ongoing collaborative art-and-knowledge project- Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge. Made in partnership with over a hundred and fifty community knowledge-holders in more than 30 rural and coastal Newfoundland communities, the Encyclopedia reveals a diverse range of vernacular knowledge practices that are embedded in place and help to make it home.
Fishing, hunting, food gathering, growing and preservation—ecological, physical and material ways of knowing—ways of making and mending, of crafting and being crafty—are all revealed and shared in this project. It tells multiple stories about multiple knowledge practice and hopes to open dialogues about how we know our place(s) and how we inhabit them.
Presentations will be followed by panel comprised of local experts in storytelling and the craft industry. The panel will explore ways in which Newfoundland and Labrador craft makers, artists and designers are using craft to tell their stories.
This is a collaborative project between the Craft Council Of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Intangible Cultural Heritage arm of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Your fee of $50 + HST includes lunch!