Meeting in the middle of the many and varied pieces from the exhibition, "The Jury's Out", we held our final discussion (round table style) on the jurying process. This was a continuation from the panel discussion held previously and consisted of a small, but vigorous group of makers. Discussion branched out from what was talked about at the previous panel. Questions about the different kinds of jurying were fielded. For example, jurying for Dimensions focuses on putting an exhibition together from all the works submitted, while jurying for markets focuses on a single maker and what they create. Clearly these have different intents. As well, we talked about the differences between curating and jurying. Curating an exhibition for a venue like Affinity Gallery can often be thematic or medium-based and does not consider whether one piece is "better" or "more successful" than another.
|Ceramic artist Bonnie Gilmour poses questions to SCC Exhibition Coordinators Leslie Potter & Stephanie Canning,|
and one of this years Dimensions jurors, Michael Hosaluk
One part of the discussion dealt with how we can improve an exhibition such as Dimensions. Questions such as, "how are jurors chosen" and "what constitutes new work" were posed. As well, there was a discussion on why some makers choose not to enter Dimensions.