with Loree Lawrence (Multi and Inter-Arts and Community-Engaged Arts Officer, Ontario Arts Council)
Join us at the AGG for a dialogue about the role of community engaged artistic practice and how creativity can shape social change. What are models that meaningfully engage with issues of advocacy, justice, and community-building, and how does art foster profound social consequences, locally and globally?
Artist Colin Carney discusses his integration of photography, video, and audio within the exhibition Presence and how this layered approach captures the inseparability of place, perception, and memory at the heart of our encounters with everyday landscapes.
The Art Gallery of Guelph announces the Call for Submissions for the fifth annual Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators from March 1 – April 9, 2017.
The Middlebrook Prize invites curators under the age of 30 to submit an innovative proposal for an exhibition that will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September 14 to December 17, 2017. By supporting and mobilizing Canadian creative talent, the Middlebrook Prize aims to inspire positive social change through creativity and connectedness in an era of ongoing and unprecedented economic, environmental, social, and cultural challenges.
The winning curator will receive an honorarium of $5,000.
Interdisciplinary artist Phil Irish takes us through the exhibition, mount pile as he addresses a contemporary perspective on the imminent impacts of resource extraction and climate change. mount pile explores one of our nation’s iconic geographies and landscape of extraction—the Canadian Rockies—depicted as simultaneously sublime and fractured in his site-specific installation that blends painting and sculpture.