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Artist talks are free and all are welcome to attend!


Solar Powered Landscape Painting Artificial Intelligence - SpekWork Studio artist talk

DATE Saturday, October 7

TIME 2-4 PM (including group discussion)

LOCATION Art Gallery of Regina (2420 Elphinstone Street) or the AGR's YouTube Live (


presented in partnership with CARFAC Saskatchewan

SpekWork Studio (Cat Bluemke and Jonathan Carroll) will share their practice in new media technology, providing insights into the creation, coding, fabrication and other “behind-the-scenes” knowledge that serves to demystify generative artwork and digital media-based work. The artists will address attempting sustainable practices in digital art and bridge the perceived gap between electronics and the natural world.


Weather permitting, their presentation will take place en plein air. They will bring their solar-powered artificial intelligence artwork, GAN of Living Skies, outdoors and conduct their talk in the parklands surrounding the Art Gallery of Regina. The artists invite a free exchange of ideas and conversation following their presentation.

Cat Bluemke and Jonathan Carroll make art about work and play. Taking form as video games, performance, and expanded reality, their projects consider how technology regulates both labour and leisure. They have worked together since 2013, often as the collectives SpekWork Studio and Tough Guy Mountain. As SpekWork, they develop video games, virtual and augmented reality, and mobile applications that explore the connections between the subject of the user, worker, and player.

They are currently based on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, in Mi’kma’ki.

Golboo Amani artist talk

DATE Friday, October 6

TIME 12-1 PM

LOCATION RC 050 in the Department of Visual Arts, Riddell Centre, University of Regina

2737 Wascana Parkway


presented in partnership with the Department of Visual Arts in the Faculty of Media, Art + Performance at the University of Regina


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Artist Golboo Amani will speak about her art practice from the perspectives of social justice, socially-engaged art and pedagogy. Amani often intervenes in systems that produce knowledge and works in forms traditionally excluded from institutional contexts, including board games.


Amani views games as "ready-made" sites for informal pedagogy. In particular, her expansion pack for the popular game Settlers of Catan exposes the racism embedded in and promoted by the game. Further, Unsettling Settlers: Intervention introduces game mechanics that not only question the Capitalist and expansionist underpinnings of Settlers of Catan but introduce positive qualities of cooperation and negotiation.

Amani will also give audiences a unique insight into the process of creating an expansion pack for a board game. Her talk includes a question period for open conversation with students, faculty and members of the public.

Golboo Amani is a Toronto-based interdisciplinary artist who creates works focused on process and research through various media, including photography, performance, space intervention, digital media and participatory practice. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University and her Master of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues including the Hemispheric Institute at FOFA (Montreal), FADO Emerging Artists Series (Toronto), TRANSMUTED International Festival of Performance Art (Mexico City) and the LIVE Biennale of Performance Art (Vancouver).

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