Talking About Art

ArtTalks

Join us each Wednesday at noon in the Confederation Centre Gallery for ArtTalks.
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January 9 Conservator Jill McRae will discuss the cleaning and restoring of the Ron Bloore White on White mural.

January 16 Docent Laurent Beaulieu will offer a walking tour of the Wafaa Bilal exhibition contextualized by his own time spent in the Middle East.
January 23 Educator Kate Sharpley will introduce the Mitchell Wiebe: VampSites exhibition through a scavenger hunt.
January 30 Curator Pan Wendt will offer a walking tour of the Who’s Your Mother? exhibition.

A brief Q & A will follow each ArtTalk

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Out of the Chill

Art lovers come out of the chill and into the warmth of the Gallery this November.  Whether it’s learning about the history of Canadian Art or understanding the operation of a CCAG, we have you covered with two series of ArtTalks. Short, noon-hour talks with various gallery staff members providing presentation on their role at the gallery, a current research project, or a work of art in the RE:collection exhibition. Secondly, three evening talks by Art historian, Ron Hawker will delve into Canadian art history.

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Hawker’s series, Understanding Canadian Art, will be presented on November 2 &16 (in the Gallery) and November 30 (in the Centre’s Studio 1) at 7pm and cover the following themes:  From Colony to Confederation; Confederation to World War II; Modern to Post-Modern.

Dr. Hawker relocated to the Island in 2016. He has taught at the Alberta College of Art and Design, the University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, the American University of Sharjah, and Zayed University in Dubai. He is the author of Tales of Ghosts: First Nations Art in British Columbia, 1922-1961 (University of British Columbia Press 2002), Traditional Architecture in the Arabian Gulf: Building on Desert Tides (Wessex Institute of Technology Press, 2008), and Yakuglas’ Legacy: The Art and Times of Charlie James (University of Toronto Press, 2016).

The full description of each week’s topic including the staff noon talks, starting November 1, can be found on the website at http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/gallery-events.php