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September 26 - 29, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Partnering with Benjamin Moore, we are excited to debut London-based multidisciplinary artist Emily Forgot at IDS Vancouver 2019!
Best known for her playful visual language and whimsical use of colours, Emily’s practice has encompassed art, design & illustration for a diverse range of international clients, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Somerset House, the Mondrian hotel, Selfridges, Herman Miller, and Absolut. Embracing the odd, the everyday & the sometimes surreal, Emily will create IDS Vancouver's Entrance Feature, titled A Sense of Place, using a spectrum of vibrant colours from Benjamin Moore.
Emily Forgot has created 14 custom assemblages that will be on display at the entrance, as part of A Sense of Place. All works are inspired by the shapes and architecture of Canadian Modernism. Visual references and inspiration were drawn from designs by iconic architects, including Arthur Erickson and Ron Thom.
The original artworks, commissioned by IDS Vancouver, are available for pre-purchase with 50% of the proceeds benefiting our charitable partner Out in Schools, BC's award-winning education program that uses film and video to engage students on issues of homophobia, transphobia and bullying.
To prepurchase these originals, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-730-2063.
Friday, September 27 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
[IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Non-Core LU]
Emily Forgot is a London-based designer whose multidisciplinary practice encompasses art, design & illustration for a diverse range of international clients such as The V&A, Somerset House, the Mondrian hotel, Selfridges, Herman Miller & Absolut.
Emily's first solo show 'Neverland' took place during London Design Festival 2016. It was that exhibition that led to the creation of her celebrated wooden, architectural 'Assemblages'. In her personal work, she uses her recognisably playful & graphic visual language to explore her passion for interior spaces, architecture & colour. The resulting hand-made assemblages not only exist in a space between the real and the imagined but also somewhere between the 2D and the 3D world. Since then, collectors, interior designers, stylists and architects have commissioned bespoke pieces for a variety of private and commercial projects.
Admission to this talk is included in your Trade Day badge. Seats are first come, first served.
Founded in 1883, Benjamin Moore is North America’s favourite paint, colour and coatings brand.
A leading manufacturer of premium quality residential and commercial coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to innovation and sustainable manufacturing practices. The portfolio spans the brand’s flagship paint lines including Aura®, Regal® Select, CENTURY®, Ultra Spec®, Benjamin Moore Natura® and ben®. Benjamin Moore is renowned for its expansive colour portfolio, offering consumers and designers more than 3,500 colours. Benjamin Moore paints are available exclusively from its more than 5,000 locally-owned and -operated paint and decorating retailers.
Out In Schools is an award-winning program that brings films into classrooms to inspire youth to step into the challenges and the triumphs of LGBT2Q+ communities.
Out in Schools engages youth through film in the promotion of safe and inclusive learning environments, free from homophobia, transphobia and bullying. Out In Schools has reached more than 100,000 youth since they started visiting schools in 2004. They’ve brought queer film and transformative discussion to 51 of BC’s 60 school districts in that time and, together, they’re on track to reach them all by the end of 2019!
Out In Schools also works closely with governments, school districts, professionals, associations and corporations to ensure that everyone has access to our dynamic presentations.