Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Saidye Bronfman Award. We are thrilled that Pamela Ritchie has received the honour this year. And we celebrate L. A. Pai Gallery artists who have received this honour in years past.
2015 recipient Paul McClure: "The human body is the context and content of my jewellery. The anatomical and microscopic worlds are where I find a beauty and complexity I want to materialize through adornment. In wearing my jewellery, the invisible body becomes visible adornment."
For more of Paul's work, click here: https://www.lapaigallery.com/collections/paul-mcclure
The Canada Council video can be found below:
About the artist:
Paul McClure received his training from NSCAD University, Halifax, Canada (BFA); Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain; and National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland (MA). He has been a practicing studio jeweller for over twenty years and has shown throughout North America, Europe and Asia in various invitational group and solo exhibitions. His work is represented in many publications as well as private and public collections including The Barcelona Museum of Decorative Arts, The National Museums of Scotland, and The Canadian Museum of Civilization.
In addition to his studio practice, McClure is an educator, curator and community arts organizer. Since 2000 he has been professor in Jewellery Studies at George Brown College in Toronto.