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Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance, and Resilience

 Art As Activism: Truth, Survivance and Resilience, is an exhibition about our collective journey toward decolonization, through the submission of artworks that reflect personal experiences and challenge the conventions of institutional space. 

The exhibition will open on August 2 in conjunction with the performance of John Galt and The Instant City, a musical theatre production that navigates Galt’s background as a writer and Colonist. Both the exhibition and the performance will question Galt’s positionality in the context of our local Indigenous history and the impact of colonization that continues to shape Guelph today.

Event Date 08-02-2019
Individual Price General Admission
Categories Art Exhibitions and Sales,Heritage
Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario Into the Light examines local histories and ongoing legacies of racial “betterment” thinking in Southern Ontario that de-humanized and disappeared those who did not fit the normative middle-class lives of white, able-bodied settlers. Into the Light is co-curated by Mona Stonefish, Peter Park, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Evadne Kelly, Seika Boye and Sky Stonefish. This exhibition of artistic, sensory, and material expressions of memory aims to bring one of Guelph’s dark secrets, as well as stories of survival, out of the shadows and into the light. Into the Light: Eugenics and Education in Southern Ontario is co-presented by Guelph Museums and Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life at Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice, University of Guelph.
Event Date 09-14-2019
Individual Price General admission, $6.00. Children under 4 are free
Categories Art Exhibitions and Sales,Heritage,Visual Art
Illuminate Your Writing with Rob O’Flanagan Inspired by John McCrae’s writings and sketches, practice the longstanding tradition of combining writing and visual art into evocative, thought-provoking tributes during this fun, exploratory workshop. Write, sketch, and leave with a keepsake or two. All experience levels welcome.
Event Date 10-19-2019 10:00 am
Individual Price Tickets in advance at guelphmuseums.ca
Categories Workshops, Courses, Camps,Heritage,Visual Art
In Conversation: Eugenics Retold A conversation among rights activists Mona Stonefish, Peter Park, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Evadne Kelly, Seika Boye and Sky Stonefish, who work to prevent institutional brutality, colonialism, ableism, and social injustice. American Sign Language: There will be ASL interpreters present. The interpreters will be wearing a badge that says “ASL Interpreter.” There will also be CART Live Captioning. About Into the Light Eugenics was a practice aimed at improving the characteristics of the human race by promoting “favourable” qualities. It also tried to prevent people with “unfavourable” qualities from procreating. This exhibition brings southern Ontario’s hidden history of eugenics to light. Through stories of survival, it reveals that eugenics meant to “better” humankind. Yet, it has left a legacy of segregation, cultural assimilation, and sterilization that continues today. Co-curated by Mona Stonefish, Peter Park, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, Evadne Kelly, Seika Boye and Sky Stonefish. In partnership with Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice through the research project Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life.
Event Date 10-26-2019 2:00 pm
Individual Price General admission, $6.00.
Categories Art Exhibitions and Sales,Heritage
 
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