Upcoming Events

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Automatisme Ambulatoire Matinée

Sunday 22 September | 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Coinciding with Sackville’s Fall Fair, this afternoon event invites visitors to explore the exhibition Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, Performance and spend time drawing by touch in the galleries. With braille paper and special drawing tools, make embossed drawings that you can feel. Young visitors can borrow new Art Kits featuring playful, in-gallery artmaking activities that respond to artworks on view. Dancers will activate Brendan Fernandes’ installation The Rite from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Curated by Amanda Cachia, Automatisme Ambulatoire includes newly commissioned works by Diane Borsato, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Claire Cunningham, Brendan Fernandes, Every Ocean Hughes and My Barbarian.

Everyone welcome. ASL interpretation will be available.

Learn more at

Image: Brendan Fernandes, The Rite, 2019, performance-activated installation. Courtesy of the Artist.

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Artist Talk with Diane Borsato

Saturday, 2 November 2019 | 4:00 pm
Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts Room 302

Join us for an artist talk with Diane Borsato, who will discuss her work Gems and Minerals, presented in Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, Performance.

Diane Borsato is an artist and Associate Professor of Experimental Studio at the University of Guelph. In her projects she has worked closely with various other practitioners including artists, dancers, and amateur naturalists. She has exhibited the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Power Plant, the AGYU, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Walter Philips Gallery at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Art Centre and in galleries and museums in the US, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, Taiwan and Japan.

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.

Detailed Venue Access and Interpretive Services information at

Image: Diane Borsato, Gems and Minerals, 2018, video, 25:00 mins. Courtesy of the artist

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