Project Description

Masters and Artisan Jewelers From Nanjing to Montreal

July 13 to August 27, 2017

Co-hosted by the Department of Jewelry  of Nanjing University of the Arts ‘Design School, l’ École de Joaillerie de Montreal and The Quebec’s Masters and Artisans Museum, assisted by Talents Communication, supported by the Consulate General of People’s Republic of China in Montreal , the jewelry design exchange between Canada and China starts!

Following the trip to Nanjing in the fall of three jewelers from Montreal, Christine Dwane, Gustavo Estrada and Pierre-Yves Paquette, the Museum organized the arrival in Montreal of six young jewelers from Nanjing and the head of the jewelery department Of the University for Nanjing Arts, Professor Zheng Jing. This exhibition features pieces by contemporary jewelers from Nanjing (China) and Montreal in international cultural exchange at the Montreal Jewelery School: six Chinese students: ShanShan Li, LeiLui, Wang Hao Qian, Xuan Yan Wang, YeXuan Zhang, Yi Zhang, twinned for the occasion with six Quebec students Julie Bégin, Isabelle Pagé-Veillette, Caroline Rivière, Mathilde Tétreault, Stéphanie Thibault, Laura Sasseville, from the Montreal Jewelery School, and with the support of several professors.

This exchange is therefore the second part of a meeting begun in October 2016 between the 3 jewelers of Quebec and eight Chinese students in Nanjing, China. For this part of Montreal, Chinese and Quebec students will meet for the first time on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the École de Joaillerie de Montréal. The next two weeks program is like a marathon of discovery and creativity. With meetings, demonstrations, workshop visits, courses and collaborative work sessions by binomials, each can discover the other through their common art. The results of this collaborative work will be added to the exhibits. In addition, Professor Zheng also gives 3 days of Chinese Lacquer course at the Montreal Jewelery School. This unique opportunity to discover a Chinese technique taught by a master is open to all students of the school as part of a summer course.

This extraordinary adventure for the masters and artisans jewelers of China and Quebec is crowned by the exhibition at The Quebec’s Masters and Artisans Museum, which will last all summer, and which is accompanied by a publication. Entry to the museum is free until 31 December 2017.

Masters and Artisan Jewelers from Nanjing to Montreal