The symposium will take place the 12-13 June 2021 (and Monday morning for those of you who are in Australia and New Zealand) and consist of 6 presentation sessions and 2 more general panel discussions. As it is a global event we have tried to spread the live sessions across different time zones so that everyone will have the chance to participate in at least half of symposium in real-time.
Each group of presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and we have planned two extra panel discussions for an open discussion about lace in Art & Design close the event.
All the sessions will be recorded and uploaded in here on the platform as well.
2021 Symposium Programme
Session 1: Lace as Sustenance
Saturday 12 June: NZ 9-11pm | Sydney 7-9pm | EU/South Africa 11am-1pm | UK/Ireland 10am-12noon |
New York 5-7am | Los Angeles 2-4am
Mariña Regueiro “She learned how to write her name so that everyone could see she was an artist”: The life and lace of Cándida García Irajudo
Jane Atkinson The Time of Their Lives: Narrowing the Lace Generation Gap
Fiona Harrington Fragile Economies: Lace Making & Women's Work in Ireland at the Turn of the 20th Century
Session 2: Lace in Public Spaces - Part 1
Saturday 12 June: NZ 1-3am (next day) | Sydney 11pm-1am | EU/South Africa 3-5pm | UK/Ireland 2-4pm |
New York 9-11am | Los Angeles 6-8am
Manca Ahlin Lace in Space
Paula Hart Lace, Industrial Collaboration & Public Art
Lindy de Wijn The Lace Maker, the Arborist and the Heritage Listing: A Modern Tale of Lace in Public Spaces
Session 3: Lace in Public Spaces - Part 2
Sunday 13 June: NZ 5-7am | Sydney 3-5am
Saturday 12 June: EU/South Africa 7-9pm | UK/Ireland 6-8pm | New York 1-3pm | Los Angeles 10am-12noon
Olivia Valentine & Paula Matthusen between systems and grounds: sound and feedback-based bobbin lace
Tarmo Thorström To Wonder Like a Child: Bobbin lace journey of exploration
Session 4: Stories & Still Life in Lace
Sunday 13 June: NZ 9-11am | Sydney 7-9am
Saturday 12 June: EU/South Africa 11pm-1am | UK/Ireland 10pm-12midnight | New York 5-7pm |
Los Angeles 2-4pm
April Dauscha Artist Talk: “exploring morality, transformation, penance, and communication through dress”
Maggie Hensel-Brown Story-Telling in Contemporary Needle Lace
Kathryn Harris Where Basketry & Needle Lace Meet
Session 5: Lace in Body Ornament & Cultural Narrative
Sunday 13 June: NZ 8-10pm | Sydney 6-8pm | EU/South Africa 10am-12noon | UK/Ireland 9-11am |
New York 4-6am | Los Angeles 1-3am
Rowan Panther Artist talk about her work exploring her Samoan/Irish/English heritage through her wearable pieces made with traditional New Zealand stripped flax “Muka”
Kim Lieberman Reframing the History of Lace | Lace from Europe | Lace in Africa
Lauran Sundin Artist Talk About the Her Journey into Bobbin Lace to Make Her Sculptural Jewelry
Session 6: New Directions & Technical Approaches in Lace
Monday 14 June: NZ 12midnight-2am
Sunday 13 June: Sydney 10pm-12midnight | EU/South Africa 2-4pm | UK/Ireland 1-3pm | New York 8-10am |
Los Angeles 5-7am
Pierre Fouché The 4-Hexagon Cluster and the 6-Hexagon Ring as the Basic Units of Binche Cloth Work
Veronika Irvine Using Mathematics as a Tool to Learn More About Bobbin Lace
Session 7: Where do we go from here?
Monday 14 June: NZ 4-6am | Sydney 2-4am
Sunday 13 June: EU/South Africa 6-8pm | UK/Ireland 5-7pm | New York 12noon-2pm | Los Angeles 9-11am
Panel discussion about finding new ways to move lace forward in visual arts and design.
Session 8: Lessons from DFZ 2021
Monday 14 June: NZ 8-10am | Sydney 6-8am
Sunday 13 June: EU/South Africa 10pm-12midnight | UK/Ireland 9-11pm | New York 4-6pm | Los Angeles 1-3pm
Panel discussion reflecting on the work presented during the symposium; revelations, inspiration and an opportunity to share reflections about the artists who have presented this year.