Craft Parlour with Sharon Kivland

Mar 23, 2024





11:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Craft Parlour was a series of six workshops on the intersection of craft-based artistic practices and writing led by artist-in-residence, Rebecca La Marre, alongside invited guests, and a working group of ten participants: Rosamunde Bordo, Amelia Butcher, Xinwei Che, Hannah Crosson, Amy Gogarty, Chloe Lalonde, Josephine Lee, Christian Newby, Emiliano Sepulveda, and Julia Wong. The working group was assembled to attend each session and think, read, make, and play with the entanglement of text and material. Members of the working group also had the opportunity to present their own research during the workshops, and publish work in a digital publication produced at the conclusion of the project. 

The fifth workshop took place online and was guest facilitated by Sharon Kivland who took participants on a tour of her home while reading an autotheoretical text that reflected on personal belongings, domestic space, pets, and hosting-as-craft.

The session also featured a presentation by working group member Amy Gogarty that focused on the intersection of sustainability and craft, and closed with a group discussion.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.