Joan Carrigan
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Canada V8K 1N2


Honors B.A. with a major in Fine Art and a Minor in History
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario. 1983-1987


Canada Council Grant: Assistance to Contemporary Fine Craft Artists and Curators: Project Grant, 2010
Canada Council Grant: Assistance to Contemporary Fine Craft Artists and Curators: Project Grant, 2006
HGA Award, Dont Fence Me In , Convergence: Handweavers Guild of America Conference, Denver, Colorado, 2004
HGA Award, Cross Currents, Convergence: Handweavers Guild of America Conference, Vancouver, BC 2002
Salt Spring Island Community recognition Award on International Womans Day 2000

Teaching Experience

Penland School of Craft, North Carolina, USA, 2014
Salt Spring Basketry Workshops, Joan Carrigans studio, Salt Spring Is. BC, 1994-2017
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, Victoria, BC, 2010-2017
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, 2011
Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Metchosin, BC, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014
University of British Columbia Botanical Gardens, 2009-2011
Danish Basketmakers Organization, Vissinggaard, Denmark, 2007, 2009, 2011
Scottish Basketmakers Circle, Stirling, Scotland, 2007
Oxfordshire Basketmakers, Oxford, England, 2007
British Basketmakers Association Spring School, York, England, 2004
Fibre Arts Symposium, Comox Valley Community Arts Council, 2004
Gibsons Landing Fibre Arts Festival, Gibsons Landing, BC, 2001-2008
Branching Out: Basketry on Salt Spring Island, Salt Spring Island, BC, 2003
Nova Scotia Basketry Guild, Halifax, NS, 2003, 2004
Queen Charlotte Islands Arts Council, Queen Charlotte Island, BC, 2003, 2004, 2006
Straits and Strands, Assoc. of NW Weavers Guilds Conference, Victoria, BC 1997


2016 “Emma Bound”, Saskatchewan Craft Council Affinity Gallery”, Saskatoon, SK. Group Invitational
2015 “Land Art @ ArtCraft: Harbour Wind in the Willows”, Ganges, BC, Juried Group
2015 “We Are All Basketmakers”, Barony Craft Centre, West Kilbride, Scotland, Group
2014 Ä Show About Nothing”, SCC Affinity Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Invitational Group
2014 Grand Opening Exhibition, Couch* A Tanya Horn Gallery, Victoria, BC, Group
2012 “Fertility”, Margit Nelleman Studio and Gallery, Cowichan Valley, BC. Group
2010 “Contemporary Craft in BC: Excellence within Diversity”, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC. Juried Group
2009 “Ünity and Diversity” Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea. Juried Group
2009 “Containers, Containment and Contents”, Arts Council of Snohomish, Evertt, WA. Juried Group
2008 Hold That Thought: Woven Vessels by Joan Carrigan, Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
2008 Weaving Nature: Contemporary Baskets, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA. Group Invitational
2007 Split Ends, Trelowarren Gallery, Cornwall, England. Invitational
2006 Basketry Currents, Carnegie Visual + Performing Arts Center, Covington, Kentucky. Group Invitational
2005 Reflections, Yukon Arts Center, Whitehorse, Yukon. Solo
2005 Small Expressions 2005, Mable House Cultural Center, Mableton, Georgia. Juried Group.
2005 A Salt Spring Showcase, Yamanaka, Japan. Group
2004 A Common Strand: Works by the Salt Spring Island Basketry Guild, Salt Spring Island, BC
2004 Dont Fence Me In, Convergence Conference, Denver, Colorado. Juried Group
2004 A Case for Baskets, Gallery of Canadian Folk Art, Calgary. AB. Invitational Group
2003 Reflections: Baskets by Joan Carrigan, The Gallery Wall, Duncan, BC. Solo
2002 Common Thread The Gallery, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON. Juried Group
2002 Small Expressions 2002′, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC. Juried Group
2002 Island Tides, Fran Willis Gallery, Victoria, BC. Juried Group
2002 Cross Currents, Convergence Conference, Vancouver, BC. Juried Group
2001 Branching Out: an exhibition of Three Salt Spring Island Basket Makers, WoodWorks Gallery, Vancouver, BC. Group
2000 Fibrations:a New Wave Robert Bateman Gallery, Salt Spring Is., BC, Invitational