Canadian painter Sarah Cale in her studio painting and surrounded by her works on the walls.

NBCCD attracts Belgian-based painter as College’s first Visiting Scholar

January 13, 2023

The New Brunswick College of Craft and Design (NBCCD) is pleased to announce its first Visiting Scholar, who will spend the winter 2023 semester at NBCCD connecting with students, sharing skills, and building her own practice. 

New Brunswick-born and Belgium-based painter Sarah Cale was one of many applicants to apply to NBCCD’s Visiting Scholar program when it was announced in October 2022, designed to give students the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with a creative role model. 

Canadian painter Sarah Cale leans back against a table with her hands in her pockets. She is wearing a black turtleneck and beige pants.Her blonde hair is tied back. She looks at the camera pensively. Historically-inspired paintings hang behind her. One is a large painting of a person depicted on an urn.

Canadian painter Sarah Cale is the 2023 Visiting Scholar at New Brunswick college, NBCCD.

Cale is known for her unconventional approach to materials in the deconstruction of historical gestures.  

While in residence at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Cale will be developing her own creative projects, making use of NBCCD’s textile design and ceramics studios to push forward her own practice. She will also be on hand to connect with NBCCD students and faculty to exchange ideas, share methods and techniques, and to collaborate with the community. In addition, Sarah will be leading talks and classes at the College.  

“We’re so excited to welcome Sarah Cale into our community as NBCCD’s first Visiting Scholar. I’m deeply impressed with Sarah’s artistic ambition, and especially the thoughtful consideration of materiality in her practice,” said Academic Dean Jared Peters. 

“Sarah will bring new ideas, new perspectives, and new energy to NBCCD, and will hopefully be inspired and energized by our community in turn.” 

Recently Cale’s work has been exhibited at n0dine (Brussels), Grand Hospice (Brussels), de Kromhouthal (Amsterdam), Clint Roenisch Gallery (Toronto), Sointula Art Shed (Malcolm Island, CA) and the Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver). 

A black and white portrait photo of Sarah Cale, NBCCD's new Visiting Scholar.

Sarah Cale will spend the winter 2023 semester at NBCCD connecting with students, sharing skills, and building her own practice.

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