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Maker Maker: Mini Magnets with Derrick Dixon

March 18, 2020

Join us for the final MAKER MAKER workshop of the winter term and learn to make your own mini magnets with Sackville artist Derrick Dixon.

Using everyday materials and a process that is magically simple, transform the tiniest collage, scrap of patterned fabric, or your own miniature drawing into a mini glass magnet. Design your own one-of-a-kind set of magnets to style your fridge or workspace white board.

Derrick Dixon is a queer, interdisciplinary artist based in Sackville, NB. After studying Sculpture, Drawing, and Fashion at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, they spent time working in Montreal as a production sewer, fashion stylist and studio assistant to several artists. This is where they started their business, Hounds of Vintage, which is now located in downtown Sackville. Working in a range of media, Dixon’s work often explores a variety of themes, including gender/sexuality, queer/pop culture, esotericism and class structures.

MAKER MAKER is a monthly program of seriously small after-hours art workshops. Led by diverse Maker Mentors, each workshop introduces a pocket-sized art project that can be made in two hours or less. Designed for accomplished and aspiring makers alike, MAKER MAKER is for anyone interested in making small things by hand with friends and fellow makers. This informal workshop series explores how working small can be practical, portable and playful, economical, sharable and even wearable.

MAKER MAKER is free and all materials are provided, no registration required.


The Owens Art Gallery acknowledges the generous support of all its funders, including Mount Allison University, Canada Council for the Arts, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Town of Sackville New Brunswick and the Friends of the Owens.


Venue Access
The stairs to the Owens from the entrance nearest the University chapel have a handrail. There is also ramp access at this entrance, however, the ramp is steep. The stairs to the Owens entrance off York Street do not have a handrail. The main floor of the Owens is wheelchair accessible. Our second floor gallery is not accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to the second floor. The Owens welcomes guide dogs and other service animals.

Bathrooms (women’s and men’s) are located in the basement and are not wheelchair accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to the basement.

There are two reserved, accessible parking spaces on the York Street side of the Gallery and one in the circular driveway adjacent to the Gallery. All parking on campus is free. See the Campus Map for all visitor parking.

Although the Owens is only partially accessible, our goal is to have a barrier-free facility within the next ten years.


March 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm