On April 1st, be the first to see our 2017 collection of wearable tech garments in Calgary, AB. Our 5th annual runway gala will be our most exciting yet: from animated ties that display the wearer’s favourite patterns, to dresses that read brainwaves and display dreams. Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to see our garments in our Canadian hometown before we tour the world.
Beakerhead is a smash up of science, art and engineering.
Get ready for our fourth annual gala! it will once again showcase wearable technology fashion from teams including Canadian professional designers and engineers, emerging designers and international designers. The combination of skills and ideas creates stunning results and groundbreaking fusions of light, fashion and performance.
From awe-inspiring responsive runway dresses to scientific wearables with practical applications, MakeFashion designers are inspired by fashion with functionality.
Beakerhead is a smash up of art, science and engineering, where everyone is welcome!
On the surface, Beakerhead looks like a week of spectacular fun every September. But it’s more than a schedule of mesmerizing events: it’s a time and place where engineers show their creative sides, and artists get technical, where science hits the street, and everyone gets ingenious.
Leading with hands-on entertainment, Beakerhead advances the understanding of science and engineering as part of everyday life – through art and culture. It creates a world of collision and collaboration. Yes, indeed, sparks do fly when “things technical” meet “things creative”. Have we got your attention? Welcome to Beakerhead!
In particular, I’d like to highlight this one which I would attend if I could!
A STRING (THEORY) OF INCREDIBLE ENCOUNTERS
Its doors were locked for years, but thanks to Strategic Group, Calgary’s historic Barron Building is coming back to life as an engineering backdrop for contemporary art. During Beakerhead, it will be a sublime stage for SoleNoid, a western Canadian premiere by German artist, Peter William Holden, and Nanoleaf, an illuminated installation by internationally renowned Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett, made of Nanoleaf light bulbs that can last up to 40 years. Nanoleaf is a Beakerhead for a Better World project, presented in partnership with Trico Charitable Foundation.
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In the urban landscape, movement, light and colour are what immediately attract the eye to their presence. Opie’s animated walking figures, rendered with minimal detail in the black line drawing that is a hallmark of the artist’s style, occupy a 24-foot-high, four-sided LED tower on the gritty edge of the downtown and Calgary’s East Village, a 49-acre district with river frontage that is now under development. The sculpture, a $650,000 commission by the Calgary Municipal Land Development Corporation for its Art in the Public Realm program, is called Promenade.
Get ready for our third annual gala! it will once again showcase wearable technology fashion from teams including Canadian professional designers and engineers, emerging designers and international designers. The combination of skills and ideas creates stunning results and groundbreaking fusions of light, fashion and performance.
From awe-inspiring responsive runway dresses to scientific wearables with practical applications, Make Fashion designers are inspired by fashion with functionality.
Join us on the second Thursday of every month from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
Open late – and no kids allowed*! The second Thursday of the month, TELUS Spark is open for extended hours, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. With no children around, we bring out authentic materials, expanded challenges and more involved programs. Each event features a different theme and you’ll always enjoy access to a licensed bar and music throughout the evening.