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Wrapped in Culture / artists talk

Monday, 20 November 2017, 6:00 p.m.

CUAG invites you to a talk by the artists involved in the Wrapped in Culture project, a powerful reclamation project grounded in community engagement.  Six Australian and four Canadian artists are working in public, participatory workshops at CUAG, collectively creating one Blackfoot buffalo robe and one Australian Aboriginal possum skin cloak.

The Australian artists are: Maree Clarke (Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, Boon Wurrung), Vicki West (Tasmanian), Mitch Mahoney (Boon Wurrung, Barkindji), Molly Mahoney (Boon Wurrung, Barkindji), Kerri Clarke (Boon Wurrung), and Wade Mahoney (Barkindji). The Canadian artists are: Rosalie Favell (Métis), Barry Ace (Anishinaabe [Odawa]), Meryl McMaster (Cree) and Adrian Stimson (Siksika [Blackfoot]).

Light refreshments will be served at the talk. Admission is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.

Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please see the visiting page for directions.

Wrapped in Culture is supported by a Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter grant. Thank you to the Australian High Commission for its generous support of this event.



La chambre des cultures: Conversation with Annie Thibault, Myron Smith and Emily Falvey

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for a conversation featuring La chambre des cultures artist Annie Thibault, biologist Myron Smith and art historian Emily Falvey, moderated by exhibition curator Heather Anderson.

Emily Falvey is a Montreal-based independent curator and art critic. She was curator of contemporary art at the Ottawa Art Gallery from 2004 to 2008. In 2006 she received the Curatorial Writing Award (Contemporary Essay) from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She is currently pursuing a PhD in art history at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
 
Dr. Myron Smith is a Professor of Biology at Carleton University. He served as Chair of the Department of Biology from 2012-2016, Director of the Institute of Biochemistry from 2002-2007 and is a member of the Institute of Environmental Science. Dr. Smith teaches courses in general and molecular genetics, biotechnology, mycology and molecular ecology.
   
Annie Thibault lives and works in Gatineau, Qc., Canada.  She has studied both science and art and completed a degree in Visual Art at l’Université du Québec en Outaouais. Recipient of numerous grants, awards, and prizes, including Claudia De Hueck Fellowship in Art and Science, Thibault has completed several permanent public art projects in addition to exhibitions and residencies in biological laboratories in Canada, Barcelona and in Finland.
   
Admission is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.

Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance from 6:45 p.m. Please see the visiting page for directions.



Wrapped in Culture / talking circle and closing ceremony

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 3:00 p.m.

CUAG invites you to a talking circle and closing ceremony for the Wrapped in Culture project, a powerful reclamation project grounded in community engagement. Six Australian and four Canadian artists are working in public, participatory workshops at CUAG, collectively creating one Blackfoot buffalo robe and one Australian Aboriginal possum skin cloak.

The Australian artists are: Maree Clarke (Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, Boon Wurrung), Vicki West (Tasmanian), Mitch Mahoney (Boon Wurrung, Barkindji), Molly Mahoney (Boon Wurrung, Barkindji), Kerri Clarke (Boon Wurrung), and Wade Mahoney (Barkindji). The Canadian artists are: Rosalie Favell (Métis), Barry Ace (Anishinaabe [Odawa]), Meryl McMaster (Cree) and Adrian Stimson (Siksika [Blackfoot]).

Light refreshments will be served at the closing ceremony. Admission is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.

Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Please see the visiting page for directions.

Wrapped in Culture is supported by a Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter grant. Thank you to the Australian High Commission for its generous support of this event.



OSL 03: Kambui Olujimi / Meet the artist on Thursday

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 12:00 p.m.

On Thursday, 30 November, from noon through 1 p.m., you are welcome to drop in to CUAG to meet the internationally-renowned Brooklyn artist Kambui Olujimi. He is in residence at the gallery for Open Lab 03, from 30 November through 4 December, working on a performance / animation project based on his narrative Wayward North (2010).

Admission is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.



OSL 03: Kambui Olujimi / Meet the artist on Saturday

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 12:00 p.m.

On Saturday, 2 December, from noon through 1 p.m., you are welcome to drop in to CUAG to meet the internationally-renowned Brooklyn artist Kambui Olujimi. He is in residence at the gallery for Open Lab 03, from 30 November through 4 December, working on a performance / animation project based on his narrative Wayward North (2010).

Admission is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.

Parking in Lot P18 (the big concrete parking garage over the O-train tracks) is a $5.00 flat rate on weekends. See the “visiting” page of CUAG’s site for instructions.



OSL 03: Kambui Olujimi / Public readings from “Wayward North” and dialogue with Anna Khimasia

Sunday, 3 December 2017, 3:00 p.m.

CUAG invites you to a special event held in conjunction with Open Space Lab 03, which features the internationally-renowned Brooklyn artist Kambui Olujimi. Actors will read rehearsed excerpts from Olujimi’s narrative Wayward North (2010), followed by a conversation between Olujimi and OSL curator Anna Khimasia.

Kambui Olujimi’s installation Wayward North was commissioned by Art in General (New York) in 2010. It was comprised of twelve embroidered celestial star maps, sculptures, photographs and drawings that work in tandem with his mythical narrative of the same name. Wayward North blends real places and events with the imagined to create a mythical world that reflects the hopes and fears of what is possible in this current moment.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome! CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.

Parking in Lot P18 (the big concrete parking garage over the O-train tracks) is a $5.00 flat rate on weekends. See the “visiting” page of CUAG’s site for instructions.