Date: August 07, 2019
Time: 6-7 pm
Join us for our final Art Chat in Nadia Myre: Balancing Acts. Each month students from local universities are leading presentations in the gallery, offering insights and new ways of looking at Myre's work.
Free with admission, by donation Wednesdays after 5 pm
On August 7, we welcome Adrienne Huard and Brittany Myburgh:
Adrienne Huard is an Anishinaabekwe born in so-called Winnipeg and is currently based in Tkarón:to/Toronto. She is registered at Couchiching First Nations, Fort Frances, Ontario however, her ceremonial practices are held in Brokenhead First Nations, Manitoba. Adrienne will be completing her fourth year of sundancing in August 2019 and she is turtle clan. After graduating in 2012 from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in photography, she decided to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in art history at Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. Huard graduated from Concordia in April 2018 and is currently attending OCAD University’s graduate-level Criticism and Curatorial Practice program. Her area of focus for study is to challenge the positioning of Indigenous art and artists within cultural institutions, and explore how to better improve these relationships to facilitate the process of Indigenous resurgence. Adrienne curated her first program of queer Indigenous/Two-Spirit short films titled Kinship and Closeness, co-presented by Mediaqueer.ca, which has toured extensively across Canada in 2018. Since then, she has developed a curatorial collective, gijiit, with co-curator Lindsay Nixon and interdisciplinary artist Dayna Danger, who continue to work between Montreal and Toronto.
Brittany Myburgh is a PhD student in Art History at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation, entitled Projected Visions, examines the use of light as a medium in twentieth century art. Originally from New Zealand, Brittany maintains an interest in Contemporary Pacific and Indigenous artistic practices.