Secret Identity brings together students from jewellery and metalsmithing programs across the country, including George Brown College (Toronto), Georgian College (Barrie, Ontario), New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (Fredericton), Nunavut Arctic College (Iqaluit), NSCAD University (Halifax) and OCAD, to reveal their hidden selves through courageously intimate works in metal and jewellery.
“The work by these students demonstrates unlimited creativity and innovation,” says organizer Robert Mitchell, an associate professor in OCAD’s Material Art & Design program. “We’re delighted to have so many design colleges and universities from around the country participating.”
In an open call last year, OCAD’s Material Art & Design program challenged the country’s jewellery students to “free themselves of the masks and facades of society” and submit works for consideration in the exhibition. The designs presented in Secret Identity are some of the best in the country, showcasing Canada’s emerging talent in jewellery design.
Meet many of the artists in person at the opening reception on Thursday, February 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 12 noon to 6 pm.
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