October 26 – December 1, 2014
Workshop, Web Project

About the Program

gruntCraft is a visual arts based, youth engagement project, managed by Vancouver’s grunt gallery. The project used the popular computer game Minecraft as a tool and studio to create new and incredible structures in a virtual world. Youth participants were mentored by professional artists to explore their creative processes and discover new ways to approach art making through a collaborative, online, video game environment. The program also featured a YouTube channel and 3D printing workshops. Guest artists included Igor Santizo, Jeremy Bailey, Erica Stocking, and Allison Hrabluik, with visiting artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.


Archivist and Project Design Contributor: Dan Pon
Project Director: Demian Petryshyn
Server Administrator: Ryan Smith
Volunteer Camera Operator: Connie Freitas
Youth Outreach Coordinator: Igor Santizo
Youth Technical Intern: Josh Silickas
Youth Volunteer and Project Design Contributor: Caleb Showers-Cornell


2014.1026 GRU


grunt gallery (second location)
116-350 E. 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 4R8
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
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