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Alisdair Macrae

Alisdair Macrae

Alisdair MacRae received a BFA from the University of Victoria in 1998, an MFA from Bard College in 2002, and completed a graduate thesis in Art History at Carleton University in 2012. MacRae uses plans to examine community and exchange, experienced through a do-it-yourself approach that enables social interactions.

A steady place amidst changing circumstances

Blog post 7 – March 7, 2016 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre The last day of February would be the 13th workshop since starting the Art Place d’art project … Read More / Suite

Supporting the Salvation Army Booth Centre

Blog post 6 – January 18, 2016 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre My cold hadn’t improved too much from the week before, so I was a little tired heading … Read More / Suite

Pride and humour in the group atmosphere

Blog post 5 – January 11, 2016 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre Possibly the most important lesson I’ll take away from the workshops is to expect the unexpected, and … Read More / Suite

Collective creation forms a bond

Blog post 4 – January 4, 2016 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre The break from my placement over the holidays was bittersweet. I sensed that people would miss the … Read More / Suite

Pivotal experiences with a lace maker

Blog post 3 – December 21, 2015 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre For the fourth week of my placement, I was very excited at the progress made with … Read More / Suite

Recognizing the importance of warm clothing

Blog post 2 – December 14, 2015 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre I started off the third week of my placement much like the previous two weeks. At about … Read More / Suite

Visual art project at Salvation Army Booth street – a good match!

Blog post 1 – December 7, 2015 by Alisdair MacRae Salvation Army Booth Centre My placement with the Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre on George Street began on 30 November. I … Read More / Suite