September 16, 2012
Off-site Project | Transit Pass Discussion
Wolfe Island Ferry Terminal, Ontario Street
A discussion of the projects followed by a gathering at the Island Grill on Wolfe Island will take place on Sunday, September 16th , 2012 at 4:15 pm at the ferry terminal. We will catch the 5pm ferry to Wolfe Island. Cash bar available at the Grill.
September 21, 2012
Artist Talk & Reception | Strange Reverie and Glitter Island World
Martin Golland, Ufuk Gueray, Samantha Mogelonsky
The Union Gallery welcomes artists Martin Golland, Ufuk Gueray, and Samantha Mogelonsky as they discuss their work and the current exhibition. A closing reception will be held immediately following the presentations.
MARCH 20-22, 2012
Terrance Houle and Adrian Stimson: Exploring Indigenous Masculinities Queen's Aboriginal Awareness Week 2012
Adrian Stimson (Siksika) and Terrance Houle (Blood) are two interdisciplinary artists from Southern Alberta First Nations. The performance series will feature an investigation into Indigenous masculinities and issues of gender and sexuality in Indigenous art. The artists will present two performances and take part in an artist talk centred on discussions of their practice and their positions as Aboriginal performance artists. As part of Queen’s Aboriginal Awareness Week these events will bring greater attention to Aboriginal scholarship and issues that influence Aboriginal communities. The Union Gallery will be hosting one of these performances so watch our website for details.
Erin Sutherland is a MA student in cultural studies. Her research interests include Indigenous performance art in North America, the intersection of gender and race in Aboriginal art and the influence of stereotypical Canadian imagery featuring Aboriginal peoples in the work of contemporary Aboriginal artists.
This project is curated by MA student Erin Sutherland and supported by Queen’s Native Student Association, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, Corridor Culture Curatorial Collective, the Union Gallery and multiple departments at Queen’s University.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Artist Talk and Discussion
Dunning Hall 12, Queen’s University
Performances at the Union Gallery,
Adrian Stimson’s “Buffalo Boys Born Again”
& a new performance by Terrance Houle
Grad Club: Reception for all
Grad Club, 162 Barrie Street
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Performance and reception
Terrance Houle and Adrian Stimson in
Renaissance Room, 285 Queen Street
FEBRUARY 6-9, 2012 - Art and Ecological Citizenship: Performance Artist Colette Urban
Colette Urban is a Canadian artist whose work combines performance, drawing, costume making, sculpture, and installation. In the documentary about her work, Pretend Not to See Me, she suggests that her creation of the Full Tilt Creative Centre might be her biggest performance to date. Full Tilt, with its artist residencies program and organic market garden is an intervention that has the potential to become a new kind of institution. Colette’s art practice continues to adapt and change what art is, expanding her own and other artist’s opportunities as she goes.
Public events include a panel discussion at Agnes Etherington Art Centre, a film screening of Pretend Not to See Me and performance of Hoot at the Screening Room followed by a Q & A with the artists and Director Katherine Knight, an artist talk at the Ban Righ Centre and she will also visit the Union Gallery for the afternoon artist talks on February 8th at 2:30pm.
Colette Urban’s visit is a collaboration between Department of Cultural Studies, Queen’s University Fine Art Program, the Union Gallery, the Ban Righ Centre for Continuing University Education, the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Queen’s University Fine Art Program, the Screening Room and the Corridor Culture Collective.
JANUARY 18, 2012 - Visiting Artist Leah Decter
‘(official denial) trade value in progress’
Initiated by artist Leah Decter, and curated by Jaimie Isaac ‘(official denial) trade value in progress’ is an ongoing dialogic project that invites critical exchange about contemporary conditions of settler colonialism, and efforts of decolonization and reconciliation in Canada. In June of 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued an official “Statement of Apology to former students of Indian Residential Schools.” In September of 2009, in a speech to the G20 Summit he stated of Canada that, “we also have no history of Colonialism”. This project appropriates the latter statement incorporating it into a 12’ x 14’ composite of Hudson Bay blankets that acts as a platform for dialogue. Decter and Isaac collaborate on the project’s activation inviting written and sewn responses to Harper’s statement from a range of Canadians.
Leah Decter will talk about the project on January 18th, 2012 11:30am-1:30pm. Her talk will be followed by an open workshop in the concourse outside Union Gallery from 2-5:00pm. Participation is free and all are invited to attend.
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters, Union Gallery, Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council and Queen’s University Cultural Studies Program. For more info please contact project coordinator Barbara Meneley firstname.lastname@example.org