Communities + Collections
Communities and Collections: Re-search
This iteration of our ongoing series will work through the complexity of how knowledge is shared, collected, and used to empower and/or disenfranchise. Inspired by the work of Māori scholar Linda Tuhiwai Smith and her book Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, we will draw on our current exhibitions Form as Meaning: First Nations Prints from the Pacific Northwest, Picturing the Giants: The Changing Landscapes of Emily Carr, Point of Contact: On Place and the West Coast Imaginary, and Beyond the Edges: Art and Geometry through a range of programs looking at research, cultural transmission, and colonization.
Our first program on February 3rd is The Gallery as Authority? Part 3: Re-search a Community Conversation. As a starting point for this discussing we will look at how ideas of place are shaped as illustrated in our exhibition Point of Contact: On Place and the West Coast Imaginary.
MARCH 3 | 2:00-4:00PM
Join us as we host a Geometry Workshop: Straight to the Point with Victoria-based artist Matt Trahan, inspired by Beyond the Edges: Art and Geometry, an exhibition which aims to examine alternate narratives in the histories of geometric abstraction. No previous knowledge or experience, everyone welcome.
Wrapping up on March 24, join us for a panel discussion with artists and curators from the exhibition Form as Meaning: First Nations Prints From the Pacific Northwest as we explore the visual language of prints.
There are no fees for these programs, although registration may be required. Check out our event calendar for more information on this series and other programs.