Dorothy Christian, 2018

Dorothy Christian, 2018


Art Talks

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Qaggiq: Gathering Place, Workshop with Co-curator asinnajaq 

 asinnajaq is an independent filmmaker, curator and writer. Join her for a workshop on the occasion of Qaggiq: Gathering Place. The discussion focuses on ways of working in collaboration, proposing a methodology of cantering a team around a set of values. 

Presented in collaboration with The Art Museum + imagineNATIVE

Art Museum, University of Toronto Art Centre, 15 King's College Circle
*Registration Required

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Talking Audio in the iNDigital Space
Join a selection of attending audio artists as they present and discuss their programmed works.

TIFF Bell Lightbox Gallery, 350 King St W

7:00pm - 9:00 pm 

Art Creates Change, Shelley Niro

Multi-media artist, Shelley Niro, while working with photography, painting, beadwork and film, is conscious of the impact post-colonial mediums have had on Indigenous people.  Like many artists from different Native communities, she works relentlessly presenting people in realistic and explorative portrayals. Shelley is a member of the Six Nations Reserve, the inaugural recipient of the Aboriginal Arts Award and recently received the Governor General’s Award For The Arts. 

Presented in collaboration with OCAD University, INVC OCAD + imagineNATIVE

Room 190, Auditorium, OCAD University, 100 McCaul St

Friday, October 25, 2019

10:45am - 12:15pm

From the REEL to the Digital 

Media art matriarchs Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Shelley Niro, Rachael Rakena, Lisa Reihana, and Jolene Rickard will be in conversation with Dr. Julie Nagam. This dialogue will be situated within their cutting edge and distinct practices that have a long lasting impact within the digital and media based realm. These trailblazers lead within their communities and the art world, envisioning a future that is transformed through Indigenous visual sovereignty.
Moderator: Dr. Julie Nagam
Panellists: Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Shelley Niro, Rachael Rakena, Lisa Reihana, Jolene Rickard

Artscape Sandbox, 31 Widmer St

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Worn Trails/New Trails: Footsteps

An interactive, intergenerational discussion of the unique experiences of each visual storyteller within the history of the development of Indigenous Cinema that will include topics such as visual/narrative sovereignty, aesthetics, the use of language, and the use of technology. 
Moderator: Dorothy Christian
Panelists: Zoe Hopkins, Lisa Jackson, Zacharias Kunuk, Victor Masayvesa, Jr., Alanis Obomsawin

Artscape Sandbox, 31 Widmer St

2:45pm - 4:00pm

Fluid Futurisms

Political urgency and Indigenous alchemy, this panel will move through conversations around Indigenous queer theory, perspectives, and future stories to be told — transmissions of the many ways we see. 
Moderator: Adrianne Huard
Panellists: Thirza Cuthhand, Adam Garnet-Jones, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, Fallon Simard

Artscape Sandbox, 31 Widmer St

6:00pm - 7:00pm

in Pursuit of Venus [infected]

In this special event, artist Lisa Reihana will be in conversation with curator Dr. Julie Nagam about her artistic practice and thinking behind her artwork in Pursuit of Venus [infected].

Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas St W
Book your free ticket here.