Textile Artist & Curator
Brazilian by birth, Bruno Vinhas is passionate about global craft culture which drove his will to work in a gallery environment. A degree in Tourism and Hospitality has provided Vinhas with the experience of living and working in multiple countries and being immersed in different cultures changed his perspective about art and craft. Graduate with honours through College of North Atlantic's Textiles: Craft & Apparel Design program in 2017. A queer--identified artist, Vinhas started his career in the arts through theatre in Brazil, where he worked as a director, set and costume designer, and teaching. Since leaving his home country he has been part of several different projects including but not limited to curatorial practices, visual arts with focus on textile and multimedia, theatre, film, and dance. He has been working as the Craft Council of Newfoundland’s Director of Events and Outreach since January 2023 previously holding the position of Gallery Director/Curator (2018-2023) and Gallery Assistant Director (2017); his primary focus in arts environment regards accessibility and inclusion in public art spaces and conservation and promotion of traditional and contemporary craft practices.