Cindy Gibson is a designer-maker of domestic-ware pottery, sculpture and ceramic lighting. She holds a BFA (hons) from the University of Manitoba, and a Pottery Apprenticeship done in Heidelberg, Germany. With a multi-media background she also includes painting, printmaking and textiles in her studio practice.
Cindy’s artwork has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe and Canada. Her tiles and sculptures grace Tudor homes and gardens in England and numerous pieces are held in private and corporate collections around the world.
Arts-sector employment such as teaching, freelance curating and technical consulting has added depth to Cindy’s career. She is also a popular workshop presenter who enjoys encouraging the skills of others.
Cindy has been an active member of several guilds, group studios and artist-run galleries such as the Surrey Guild of Craftsman Gallery (UK), where she served as juror, board member and curated many exhibitions.
Cindy was employed in the Art, Ceramics and Textiles Department at Farnham College (UK) before moving home to Canada and settling in Victoria in 2003.
Tristram Lansdowne (b. 1983) is based in Toronto. He holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2016) and a BFA from the Ontario College of Art & Design (2007). His practice, which includes watercolour, sculpture, installation and print, is focused on themes of progress and idealism in landscape and architecture. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across North America and the UK, and can be found in various public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada. He is represented by Galerie Nicolas Robert in Montréal.
Mary Jo Hughes
Mary Jo Hughes is the Director of University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries where she builds a program based on academic and community partnerships through cross-disciplinary projects. Producing historical and contemporary exhibitions with local, national and international scopes, Hughes worked across Canada as curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2007-2012), the Winnipeg Art Gallery (1995-2007) the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario (1990-1995).
She also teaches Museum Studies through Continuing Studies at UVic.