Robert Houle in conversation with Barry Ace
Thursday, 25 February 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for a conversation between artists Robert Houle and Barry Ace about traditions of abstraction in contemporary Indigenous art practices, and in Houle’s work. Working from his knowledge of Anishinaabe conventions of abstraction embedded in such arts as quillwork, and from his research into Western art history, Robert Houle experimented with melding the aesthetics of Indigenous abstraction with elements of Western art.
Houle ultimately founded, in effect, a new genre of Indigenous abstraction, informed by complex currents of Aboriginal traditionalism, European realism, and American modernism, and shaped by autobiography, historical events, and contemporary politics.
Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale at the tunnel entrance commencing at 6:45 pm. See the visiting page of CUAG’s website for directions and details of the new visitor parking in the P18 parkade.
CUAG Workshop: Memoir Writing and Visual Storytelling
Saturday, 5 March 2016, 10:00 a.m.
In our winter exhibitions, the fictional characters featured in Carol Sawyer’s and Mathew Reichertz’s narrative installations look very similar to the artists themselves. Inspired by their playful exploration of self and alter ego, Ottawa-based artist Lara Bobek will be leading a workshop exploring visual storytelling by integrating painting and bookmaking skills with reflective writing. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss examples of visual storytelling in graphic novel memoirs, and to create their own small book project.
All supplies will be provided. 10am – 1pm.
The gallery will provide coffee, tea, and treats.
OTTAWA Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2016
Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 10:00 a.m.
Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity, however, are not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
Let’s change that! Join us at one of TWO Ottawa locations, CUAG and Ottawa Art Gallery, for an all-day (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism.
We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support. People of all gender identities and expressions, particularly transgender, cisgender, and gender nonconforming women, are invited to participate.
The 2016 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is organized by Art+Feminism.
Ottawa Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/Ottawa/ArtAndFeminism_2016