Updated: Nov 4, 2021
Dimensions is a renowned exhibition of juried fine craft, organized by the Saskatchewan Craft Council. In developing the exhibition, the council invites all Saskatchewan craftspeople to submit up to two hand crafted items. The work is then judged by two qualified jurors tasked with selecting the final pieces, as well as deciding which pieces merit any of the many available fine craft awards.
Felt artists Heike Fink, Mo Junk and Donna Stockdale all have work included in the exhibition.
This exhibit encourages artists to push boundaries both creatively and technically. The selected works are unique, incorporating individual expression that transcends techniques; works that have content as well as achieving technical and creative excellence. This year jurors, Belinda Harrow and Jenna Stanton, assessed 183 pieces by 110 artists for Dimensions. They chose 36 pieces by 35 artists.
Dimensions will be displayed at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery in Saskatoon from May 20 to July 29, 2017 and will then take off on an 18 month tour.
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON • September 30 – November 19, 2017 Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton, SK • April – May, 2018 Art Gallery of Swift Current, Swift Current, SK • June 30 – September 2, 2018 Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre, Lloydminster, SK • October 6 – November 17, 2018
Other venues to be announced. All the work in the show is available in the online shop: saskcraftcouncil.org/online-gallery
We congratulate Heike, Mo and Donna, on this tremendous achievement.
Recently we asked Donna to share her thoughts about her piece, A Year Later, and on being included in such a prestigious show. She had this to say:
“I was excited and honoured to have my piece, A Year Later, chosen as part of the Dimensions 2017 show. Forest fires blazed through northern Saskatchewan in the summer of 2015, displacing many people from their homes. Weeks later, people returned to a changed landscape. Some parts of the forest had completely burned to ash and in other areas trees were killed but remained standing. A year later new plants moved in, covering the forest floor with a blanket of green and an abundance of colour, among blackened sentinels, charred and deformed. A Year Later honours this remarkable transformation.
In preparation for this work, I walked many times through burned areas close to my home to see and feel and smell the aftermath of the forest fires. My process incorporated wet-felting merino wool and a variety of other fibres, with a small amount of needle-felting to add a few details.”