Melanie Egan

Programming Committee, Runway & Marketplace

Melanie Egan is the Director of Craft & Design at Harbourfront Centre with over 30 years of experience in the field. She heads up Canada’s foremost artist-in-residency devoted to ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery and design. She curates exhibitions, organizes symposia and events, lectures, writes, mentors and advocates for craft and design in Canada and internationally.

She edited Crafting New Traditions: Canadian Innovators and Influences – published by the Canadian History Museum (2008), and has curated numerous exhibitions including: The View from Here – a critical response to Canada150 (2019); The Mind is the Hand is the Bomb that Blows: Anders Ruhwald (2018); Aberrant Tales: Lindsay Montgomery (2016); RE: Position – curated with Paul McClure for Toronto International Jewellery Festival (2013); Jeff Goodman Designs – co-curated with Alan C. Elder, for DesignTO, Craft Ontario gallery; Makes Sense on the Body – Studio Huddle Gallery, (2012) and STUFF: Ingenuity and Critique – Contemporary Danish Craft (2004) as part of Harbourfront Centre’s memorable SUPERDANISH Festival.