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Willowbank Presents – Telling Heritage: A Lecture Series

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FEATURING

Keith Blades
Keith Blades
FEBRUARY 6, 2016 ~ 5PM Reif Hall MASONRY CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS KEITH BLADES, MA Conservation Studies, University of York, England. Keith will speak to past  projects in his lecture, giving us insight into the pitfalls and joys of conserving stone and what stone can tell us about our heritage.  
Dale Jarvis
Dale Jarvis
FEBRUARY 21, 2016 ~ 5PM Reif Hall SAFEGUARDING OUR LIVING HERITAGE: NOTES FROM NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR DALE JARVIS, Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador by day; Storyteller, Folklorist, Author by night.  
Daniel Millette
Daniel Millette
FEBRUARY 26, 2016 ~ 7PM Reif Hall **This lecture has been rescheduled to April 6** ARCHITECTURE OF RENEWAL: INDIGENOUS ARCHITECTURAL LANDSCAPE OF CANADA DANIEL MILLETTE, MA, PH.D., Adjunct professor at Carleton University. Daniel explores how we remember our past through the intersection of colonial architecture and planning with traditional indigenous designs.  
Julian Smith
Julian Smith
MARCH 5TH, 2016 ~ 5PM, Reif Hall CRAFTING STORIES AND PLACES JULIAN SMITH, Architect, Planner, Philosopher, Placemaker, Dean of Faculty at Willowbank. Julian will explore how we tell our stories through the places we inhabit and how the rituals that give our places meaning must be given equal billing with the artifacts we conserve.  
Lee Maracle
Lee Maracle
MARCH 28TH, 2016 ~ 7PM, Reif Hall RECALLING WHAT WE WERE TRICKED INTO FORGETTING: CONFEDERATION AND COLONIZATION OF OUR MEMORIES. LEE MARACLE, Sto:Loh Storyteller, Grandmother, Author and Traditional Cultural Director, University of Toronto. A book signing will follow Lee’s talk. Lee’s recent books include Memory Serves and Talking to the Diaspora, will be available.  
Mark Laird
Mark Laird
MARCH 30TH, 2016 ~ 5PM, Reif Hall BEFORE AND AFTER A NATURAL HISTORY OF ENGLISH GARDENING: REVISITING A REVISIONIST HISTORY OF THE PICTURESQUE. MARK LAIRD, Landscape Architect, Conservator, Teacher, Historian, Author. A book signing will follow Mark’s talk. Mark’s recent book: A Natural History of English Gardening will be available.

$25 per lecture, click on the links above for more information

$120 for all six.

Space is limited.

For more information, or to reserve your tickets: 905.262.1239 ext. 21 or willowbank@willowbank.ca

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LIZ IKONIKOV REMEMBERED: A TRUE FRIEND

Liz was the finest friend of Willowbank. Inspired by Laura Dodson’s vision for a School at the Willowbank Estate both Liz and her husband Nick volunteered at fundraising events such as Willowbank’s Lecture Series, Jazz Festivals and soirees. With Dave and Rosamund Hennessey, Liz and Nick even spent many hours groundskeeping the Willowbank estate’s 12 acres. Liz was inspired by Willowbank’s heritage architect and former Executive Director, Julian Smith and was a great friend to his wife Betsy Smith. In 2008, Liz was invited on to the Board of Directors as Chair of the Friends of Willowbank, which she had helped to create—almost single-handedly—and which she ran for many years. This corps of dedicated volunteers and supporters turned out for all the public events and carried the word about this wonderful and exceptional place. Liz loved Willowbank - and took her great affection to all her friends - a myriad of friends, and not just in this town but all over the world. If you were a friend of Liz, you were a Friend of Willowbank. Beyond her loving care and support for her children and grandchildren, her philanthropy also included the grandmothers (nyanyas) of the Stephen Lewis Foundation in Kenya. She faced Nick’s sudden death and later her own illness with courage and resolve. A generous and passionate person, her spirit will continue to inspire all of us here at Willowbank. Liz Ikonikov

WILLOWBANK PHOTO EXHIBITION “RAW AND IMAGINED” CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

As the diploma program in Heritage Conservation at Willowbank is approaching its 10 year anniversary, we will be hosting a photo exhibit that helps to appreciate the beauty of heritage in our communities. The exhibition will be held at Willowbank on February 27, 2016 Every place we encounter presents itself in different forms: what it is, what it was and what it could be. The theme of this exhibition, "Raw and Reimagined" explores these perspectives of place through photography. Our initial introduction to a place is in its rawest form. We can see its current state: as a school or hospital, former industrial site or someone's home. At the same time we also see its layers, the remnants of what it once was. "Raw" calls for photos that capture a place as is, when it is initially experienced, whether it is in use or abandoned. Submitted images can focus on the beauty held within and the story told by the place. Photos can range from those that capture the feel of a whole space or can narrow down to the stories told by specific details (a window frame, a door, or a person interacting with the space etc). Appreciating what a place was, and is, frames our initial experience. We can choose to focus on its current state, or begin to imagine its potential for new uses, new stories and new experiences. The "Reimagined" calls for images that bring that potential to life by taking an existing space and using a traditional form of photo/image manipulation to help a viewer see how a space can take on a new shape and tell a new story. Other ways to convey this are also acceptable. Be creative! Submissions can be sent as JPEG files to tfelicetti@students.willowbank.ca Submission Deadline: February 1st 2016 Email Questions and Submissions to: tfelicetti@students.willowbank.ca
city scape
Photo Credit: Jonathan Castellino
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Photo Credit: Jonathan Castellino