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100th Anniversary Symposium - Indigenizing the Campus through Art

This is NOT a printing press (detail). Karen Lee Edwards, 2012.
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SYMPOSIUM DETAILS 

INDIGENIZING THE CAMPUS THROUGH ART
Past and Future Perspectives

DATE / TIME
April 26, 1 PM – 5 PM

LOCATION
Room 136 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road University of Manitoba

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Robert Houle

PRESENTERS
Michelle LaVallee, Mackenzie Gallery, Regina; Jenny Western, University of Manitoba; Sherry Farrell Racette, University of Manitoba; Cathy Mattes, University of Brandon; the Ephemerals, University of Winnipeg.

THIS SYMPOSIUM IS FREE. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

 


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Indigenizing the Campus Through Art aims to begin a conversation that explores the role that art may play in amplifying the voices of indigenous people throughout our Campus. Speakers will address the broader social and political, as well as educational, issues related to indigenous art by honoring the past while looking forward to the future.

ROBERT HOULE
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

The keynote address will be given by Robert Houle, an acclaimed artist who is helping to define indigenous identity. A survivor of the Indian residential school system, he is a member of Sandy Bay First Nation in Manitoba and currently lives and works in Toronto. He received a degree in art history from the University of Manitoba, and studied painting and drawing at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria. He taught Native studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto for fifteen years. He has exhibited widely and written extensively on major contemporary First Nations and Native American artists. Houle will be awarded an Honourary Doctorate from University of Manitoba at the Convocation on June 4, 2014.

MICHELLE LAVALLEE
SPEAKER

Michelle LaVallee, Artist and Associate Curator of the Aboriginal Collective of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, will be the first speaker. Recently, Lavallee was a member of the Canadian Aboriginal Curators Delegation sent to the 2011 Venice Biennale, as well as the the 2010 and 2008 Biennale of Sydney. She holds a BFA and BEd from York University, Toronto and is currently pursuing an MA Art History and Curatorial Studies in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at the University of Regina. Lavallee's recent work includes curating the exhibition "7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc." at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, which opens May 10 and runs until September 1, 2014.

JENNY WESTERN
MODERATOR

Jenny Western, independent curator and University of Manitoba Art Collections Coordinator, will lead the afternoon's panel presentation which will include individuals who are working towards ensuring that Indigenous art and artists have a place on the Campus (and in the larger community). Panelists include Sherry Farrell Racette, Associate Professor, Native Studies, University of Manitoba; Cathy Mattes, Assistant Professor, Visual and Aboriginal Arts, University of Brandon; and The Ephemerals (Aboriginal Identity on Campus, University of Winnipeg).

 


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SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM WELCOME REMARKS

David Barnard
President & Vice-Chancellor
University of Manitoba
1:15 PM - 1:20 PM INTRODUCTION of Michelle LaVallee

Mary Reid
Gallery Director & Curator, School of Art
University of Manitoba
1:20 PM - 2:00 PM MICHELLE LAVALEE, Regina
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM BREAK
2:20 PM - 3:30 PM ROUND TABLE
Indigenizing the Campus Through Art:
Past and Future Perspectives


Jenny Western (Moderator)
University of Manitoba

Sherry Farrell Racette
University of Manitoba

Cathy Mattes
Brandon University

The Ephemerals
(Jaimie Isaac, Niki Little, and Jenny Western)
University of Winnipeg
‘Aboriginal Identity on Campus’
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM SHORT BREAK
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM INTRODUCTION of Robert Houle

Paul Hess
Director, School of Art
University of Manitoba
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ROBERT HOULE, keynote

 


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This is NOT a printing press - by Karen Lee Edwards - photograph by John WhiteThe art featured in all promotional materials for this symposium is by Ĩyãħé Nakoda artist and School of Art alumna, Karen Lee Edwards.

This is NOT a printing press
Karen Lee Edwards, 2012
Media: mixed (multi-coloured stoneware ceramic hoops, iron, steel); sculpture – 54” high, 9 5/8”wide, 9 5/8” deep (Note: Required accompanying stand is 15” high, 23 7/8”wide X 23 7/8” deep)
Combined height: 69”

Karen Lee Edwards was awarded the Kenneth Finkelstein prize in sculpture for this work in 2012.

Photograph taken by John White in ARTlab at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus. (click to enlarge image)

 


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For more information about this symposium or other School of Art events, please email fineart@umanitoba.ca


▶ 100th Anniversary Events


ABOUT THE 100th ANNIVERSARY

The School of Art's 100th Anniversary Celebrations kicked off in fall 2013 with the Canada Council's announcement that the School of Art Gallery was the recipient of the Canada Council's York Wilson Wilson Endowment Award of $30,000 to purchase Robert Houle’s Sandy Bay Residential School Series in its entirety.

On Saturday, April 26 the School will be sponsoring a symposium Indigenizing the Campus through Art: Past and Future Perspectives. The symposium is free and all are welcome to attend.

In the evening of the 26th, after the symposium, The School will be holding a
Gala Fundraising Dinner.