Artist talks are free and all are welcome to attend!
UPCOMING TALKS & EVENTS
Traditional Cultural Marks: A panel discussion of traditional cultural marks from around the world with guest Speakers Dr. Abisoye Eleshin, Lane Wilcken, Stacey Fayant, Dr. Tobias Sperlich
DATE Sunday, March 17th
TIME 2:00 - 4:00 PM
PLACE Live-streamed video on the Art Gallery of Regina's YouTube Live channel (https://www.youtube.com/live/GSHi8L595p0?si=Elk66DousSQODeaM), Facebook Live and Instagram
REGISTER to ATTEND IN PERSON limited seating available at Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone Street [registration URL coming soon...]
A panel discussion of Traditional Cultural Marks from a multicultural perspective is presented in conjunction with the Art Gallery of Regina's exhibition If You Prick Me, Do I Not Bleed?
The panelists reframe assumptions about tattoos informed by Western/Colonial/Christian attitudes and invite our communities to understand cultural marks as acts of care, medicine, spirituality, community-building and cultural continuity.
The event aims to share practices, traditions and insights about traditional cultural marks from Indigenous Canadian, Filipinx and Yoruba perspectives and address how cultural marks have been suppressed or subjected to Colonial narratives. Attendees can discover how tattoos connect to their identities and cultural traditions.
Our guests, some joining by video conference and some meeting in the gallery, present their area of practice or research, concluding the panel with a group conversation. The panel discussion aims to create new relationships and communities founded on respectful curiosity, free conversation, and cross-cultural connection.
We invite local and distant communities to join us free of charge in person (2420 Elphinstone Street) or via the Art Gallery of Regina's YouTube Live, Facebook Reels or Instagram Live.
This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.
RECENT TALKS & EVENTS
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 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO3lokK4ys4)
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
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).