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Book cover that reads Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity, Darryl Leroux

 

Lecture and Book Launch with Darryl Leroux

Tuesday 19, November 2019, 6:30 pm
Owens Art Gallery

Join Darryl Leroux as he discusses the major findings from his book Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity. All are welcome to attend.

Distorted Descent examines a social phenomenon that has taken off in the twenty-first century: otherwise white, French descendant settlers in Canada shifting into a self-defined “Indigenous” identity. This study is not about individuals who have been dispossessed by colonial policies, or the multi-generational efforts to reconnect that occur in response. Rather, it is about white, French-descendant people discovering an Indigenous ancestor born 300 to 375 years ago through genealogy and using that ancestor as the sole basis for an eventual shift into an “Indigenous” identity today.

Darryl Leroux is associate professor in the Department of Social Justice and Community Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). He has been working on the dynamics of racism and colonialism among fellow French descendants for nearly two decades.

This event is organized in partnership by the Owens Art Gallery and the Centre for Canadian Studies, Mount Allison Univeristy.

All are welcome to attend. CART transcription will be available.

Image: Book Cover of Distorted Descent

A figure dressed in a purple crochet outfit with flower crown

 

A Handmade Assembly

20 to 23 November 2019 
Sackville, NB

A Handmade Assembly is a community event that brings together artists, curators, and others from the region and beyond to lead discussions, facilitate workshops, initiate projects, open exhibitions, and share in a common thread—the handmade.

Now in its ninth year, the Assembly is a response to the significant number of artists who have in recent years been using materials and processes that are laborious, often intimate, and usually associated with traditional craft methods. In the process, Sackville has become a centre for the appreciation of the handmade in contemporary culture and a venue for artists to discuss their practices and make new and necessary networks.

www.handmadeassembly.com

2019 participants include:

Lisa Binkley
Tara Bursey
Paul Butler
Onya Hogan-Finlay
Marcia Huyer
Logan MacDonald
Lucas Morneau
Alana Morouney
Carley Mullaly
Roula Partheniou
Carmen Robertson
Larry Weyand

A Handmade Assembly is organized collaboratively by the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre with the support of the Fine Arts Department at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Image: Lucas Morneau, Awww Luhhh, 2017, acrylic merino/nylon blend yarn and Swarovski crystals, courtesy of the artist

 

Cut out letters that read Maker Maker

 

Maker Maker

Wednesday 27 November, 7 - 9 pm
Owens Art Gallery

MAKER MAKER is a monthly program of seriously small, after-hours art workshops. Led by diverse Maker Mentors, each workshop introduces a pocket-sized art project that can be made in two hours or less. Designed for accomplished and aspiring makers alike, MAKER MAKER is for anyone interested in making small things by hand with friends and fellow makers.

This informal workshop series explores how working small can be practical, portable and playful, economical, sharable and even wearable. MAKER MAKER is free and all materials are provided; no registration required.

Maker Mentor TBA.

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Make Something Sunday

Sunday 15 December 2019, 2 - 4 pm 
Owens Art Gallery

This monthly program introduces new materials and ways of working through informal hands-on workshops for kids 12 and under and their adults. Drop-in for half an hour or stay for two. No booking required. This program is offered free of charge.⁣ Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sackville.

Drop in for half an hour or stay for two. No booking required. This program is offered free of charge.

Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sackville.

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Artist Talk with Steve Topping

Saturday 30 November, 4:00 pm
Owens Art Gallery

Steve Topping‘s multidisciplinary practice takes into account alternative urban and rural living spaces. He uses found materials to create living areas. This aspect of his work has been shown during La demeure, an event organised by Optica during the fall of 2003. His work has also been shown at L’Hôpital Éphémère (Paris), the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma and Articule (Montréal), Eastern Edge (Saint-John’s Newfoundland), Gallery 44 (Toronto) as well as the Armando Museum (Amersfoort, Holland). Steve Topping lives in Montreal.

This talk is part of the Visiting Artists Program organized by the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University’s Department of Fine Arts and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre. All are welcome to attend.

All are welcome to attend. CART transcription will be available.

 

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Artist Talk with Didier Morelli

15 January 2020, 7:00 pm
Owens Art Gallery

Didier Morelli's practice focuses around outdoor public spaces, connecting with the smooth/rough and regular/unpredictable flow of life in an attempt to critically reevaluate space, time and the impossible. In doing so, he hopes to generate knowledge by engaging in acts that most have discarded as unfeasible, unthinkable, and absurd. The altered point-of-departure becomes an exploration and questioning of the physical, social, political, linguistic and spatial norms that are imposed by hierarchical and removed/invisible forms of authority. Embodying text and challenging language are fundamental in addressing identity and posing critical perspectives on authority.

www.didiermorelli.com

This talk is part of the Visiting Artists Program organized by the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University’s Department of Fine Arts and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre. All are welcome to attend.

All are welcome to attend.

 

Headshot of Meryl McMaster

 

Artist Talk with Meryl McMaster

18 January 2020, 4:00 pm
Owens Art Gallery

Meryl McMaster is a Canadian artist based in the city of Ottawa. Her work is predominantly photography based, incorporating the production of props, sculptural garments and performance forming a synergy that transports the viewer out of the ordinary and into a space of contemplation and introspection

McMaster is the recipient of the Scotiabank New Generation Photography Award, the REVEAL Indigenous Art Award, Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Artists, the Canon Canada Prize, the Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship, the OCAD U Medal and was long listed for the 2016 Sobey Art Award.

merylmcmaster.com

This talk is part of the Visiting Artists Program organized by the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University’s Department of Fine Arts and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre. All are welcome to attend.

All are welcome to attend.

The two artists sitting with colourful sculptures in front of them

 

Artist Talk with Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau

26 February 2020, 7:00 pm
Owens Art Gallery

Join us for an artist talk with current Fine Arts Department at Mount Allison University, Sunco Artists-in-Residence, Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau.

Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau are multidisciplinary visual artists based in Montreal, Canada. Their work focuses on theatricality and the choreographic; in their performance work but also in their interest in staging tableaus and working with ephemeral materials that can be said to perform through re-deployment and decay. The duo’s recent works investigate the agency of objects, the material condition of the body, and the transformative potential that bodies and objects exert upon each other. These interests are informed by Chloë’s experience with chronic illness and its effect on their collaboration as well the duo’s exploration of narrative tropes from literature, theatre and television.

www.lum-desranleau.com

This talk is part of the Visiting Artists Program organized by the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University’s Department of Fine Arts and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre. All are welcome to attend.

All are welcome to attend.

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