By Murray White | Toronto Star
3D printing is already a vital tool in a breadth of disciplines, from film production to medical technology to furniture making, but its use in the art world is still nascent, to say the least.
Two big-time players in the Canadian museum scene are looking to hurry it along. The Ryerson Image Centre and the National Gallery of Canada announced
Thursday that they had chosen two prominent Canadian artists,Geoffrey Farmer and Duane Linklater, as the inaugural recipients of Be3Dimensional Innovation Fund grants, which gives each artist $50,000 to develop a project using the technology over the coming year.
Linklater and Farmer will work with Think2Thing, a Toronto 3D imaging lab fronted by renowned photo artist Ed Burtynsky, to explore the medium with a mind to pushing it into new terrain.
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