Calgary’s Illuminating Engineering Society Annual Keynote Social: Art–(LIGHT)–Arch

  • April 20, 2023
    5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CLOUD by Caitlind Brown & Wayne Garrett at Nuit Blanche Calgary (2012). Photo by Mitch Kern.

Please join Calgary’s design and artistic communities coming together for a social and thought-provoking evening delving into the intersection of Art and Architecture via the shared transformational properties of Illumination.

Celebrated artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett will be presenting their thoughts and experience on light as inspiration and media for artistic expression.

Distinguished architect Robert Claiborne will be offering insights of the interplay between building spaces, light, and how it transforms places and people.

Thursday, April 20th 2023

Wine and Cheese Social – 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Keynote Presentations – 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Post Keynote Connections – 7:30pm to 8:30pm


Robert Claiborne
Partner, Architect – DIALOG

A Design Partner at DIALOG, Robert is the creative force behind many national and international award-winning projects. For over thirty years he has been involved with significant cultural, institutional, and master planning projects. He believes that each project has an opportunity and a responsibility to express a greater cultural meaning. Robert puts emphasis and focus on understanding and reshaping the many forces that influence each project and strives to find a unique and inspired response to those conditions. A keen observer with many interests, but particularly in the arts and literature, Robert believes that architecture comes to us through the world not the other way around.

In 2002, he developed his own architectural practice in Montreal, Studio 451, where he focused on cultural projects and international competitions. From 1993 to 2002, he was design lead with Studio Libeskind in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, California where he was intimately involved with many large international cultural, institutional, and master planning projects. 

Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett

Caitlind is an artist, collaborator, and cultural organizer based in Calgary/Mohkinstsis. She graduated from Alberta University of the Arts in 2010, earning an Alumni of Merit Career Award in 2019. She is a co-founder of WRECK CITY curatorial collective, organizer of The Hibernation Project, co-host of EARS HAVE EYES sound art radio program, and long-time collaborator with Wayne Garrett.

Wayne is an artist and musician living in Calgary/Mohkinstsis. He trained as a Machinist at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, working as a Journeyman in Whitehorse, Yukon before pursuing a Jazz Music education at Mount Royal University. He began his practice in the field of Visual Arts through award-winning suburban art collective the Arbour Lake Sghool [sic] in 2007. He has been collaborating with Caitlind Brown since 2010. 

Together, Caitlind & Wayne have exhibited their work nationally and internationally, notably at Weisman Art Museum (USA), GLOW Eindhoven (Netherlands), Pera Museum (Turkey), Whanki Art Museum (South Korea), Signal Festival (Czechya), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia), and Times Art Museum (Beijing). Whether showing in formal galleries or their own backyard, Caitlind & Wayne believe in art’s potential to permeate the everyday, building our human capacity for self-criticality and radical empathy. Their obsession with light comes from the desire to reveal a clearer vision of the complex, superimposed world(s) that engulf us always.

Instagram: @incandescentcloud


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1721 29th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2T 6T7