“Practice”: Creative Work by Emily Carr University Shop + Studio Technicians


The Technical Services Department at Emily Carr University of Art + Design consists of a team of shop and studio technicians who specialize in a broad spectrum of disciplines. Yet little is known about the personal creative practices of these individuals who provide curriculum support to the University’s students, faculty and staff. Most are professional artists with technical specialization in disciplines that aren’t necessarily showcased within their Emily Carr work environments: book arts, textiles, fine woodworking, conceptual installation, video, and metal working, to list a few nomenclatures. Their breadth of knowledge in materials, processes and emerging technologies contributes to the cross-disciplinary nature of Emily Carr’s learning environment.

“Practice” is an exhibition of creative work from technicians in each of the University’s shops and studio areas, and represents the largest staff group within the school. With many of these technicians working across disciplines, in addition to their area of technical support, this exhibition demonstrates the personal commitment given to their practice and highlights the level of skill, experience, creativity and professionalism these staff members offer the Emily Carr community.

Opening reception: Friday, January 9th, 2015