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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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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
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Photo Credit: Jonathan Castellino
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Photo Credit: Jonathan Castellino

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Visits Willowbank

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On Wednesday, June 10, Willowbank welcomed Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, OC, OOnt, 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to Queenston.

Her Honour participated in a multi-faceted programme, engaging with a broad cross-section of students, graduates, faculty associates and board members.

In a roundtable discussion, the Lieutenant Governor was introduced to the student experience, cultural landscape and to Willowbank's reach in Ontario and the world.

In a tour of the estate house, workshops, lower campus and grounds, Her Honour spoke one-on-one with a range of students and graduates about their emerging careers.

The tour also gave orientation to the dynamic layers of the National Historic Site which Willowbank inhabits.

A selection of hands-on activities were in progress, including glazing, carpentry and drafting, demonstrating the balance of skills and theory in the Willowbank three-year diploma.

The programme proved an uplifting experience for the Willowbank community, full of meaningful exchanges with an accomplished Lieutenant Governor who has made vital contributions to initiatives that integrate environmental, economic, social, educational and cultural concerns.

The occasion to welcome the Lieutenant Governor, The Queen's representative in Ontario, is an important example of the dialogue made possible through the Royal Patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales granted to Willowbank in 2014.