Craft Parlour with Anahita Jamali Rad

Apr 20, 2024



Rear office, Western Front


11:00 a.m. – 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, Sun Forest, Amy Gogarty, Chloë Lalonde, 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 sixth and final workshop was facilitated by Anahita Jamali Rad and featured presentations by working group members Hannah Crosson, Sun Forest, and Chloë Lalonde. The session began with a virtual artist talk by Lalonde, followed by a collage workshop led by Rad. Also joining virtually, Crosson led the group through a clay wedging exercise using ground clay dust sent from Chingford, England. To conclude, Forest hosted a gimijang, leading the group in a kimchi making workshop.


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.