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Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
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Established in 1956 and incorporated in 1968, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KWAG) is a non-profit organization open to the public and administered in the public trust. For the benefit of current and future generations, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery collects, preserves, researches, interprets, and exhibits the visual arts and offers dynamic public programming relating to the visual arts, all with a view to inspiring creativity and an appreciation of the visual arts in the region. KWAG is Waterloo Region's leading public art gallery, connecting people and ideas through art, with a focus on the best of contemporary culture. The Gallery emphasizes contemporary art, often premiering works by Canadian and international artists. Exhibitions frequently draw upon selections from over 4,000 works from the permanent collection to provide a context and forum for dialogue on current exhibitions and contemporary issues. KWAG plays a vital educational role in the community, offering a full spectrum of artistic experience for adults, children and families alike.
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Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts
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This application is for “Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts”, a new exhibition curated by Candice Hopkins (Tlingit) and Dylan Robinson (Stó:lō). Organized by Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University, the interdisciplinary exhibition will feature newly commissioned scores and sounds for decolonization by Indigenous artists which will take the form of beadwork, videos, objects, graphic notation, historical belongings, and written instructions. During the exhibition these scores will be activated by musicians, dancers, performers and members of the public. Soundings artists include Raven Chacon and Cristóbal Martínez, Sebastian De Line, Camille Georgeson-Usher, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Kite, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Ogimaa Mikana, Peter Morin, Lisa C. Ravensbergen, Heidi Senungetuk, Olivia Whetung and Tania Willard. Ancillary programing includes: (1) a free public reception including a Curator’s Talk featuring Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson will launch the exhibition (May 29); (2) three separate public performances are being scheduled throughout June with specific dates to be confirmed with three local musicians who will be invited to activate the scores in the exhibition with their own creative interpretations; (3) a series of free public tours, talks and events; (4) Walk the Talk Tours and Family Sunday (a free drop-in event featuring hands-on art activities); (5) Youth Night: Members of our KWAG Youth Council will partner with youth from the KW Multicultural Centre and Volunteer Action Centre for a free celebratory arts event; (6) Multi-Sensory Tour: This new tour format is being developed in partnership with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind; and (7) CAFKA.20 Pub Crawl (pub crawl related to the biennial exhibition of contemporary public.
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Southwestern Ontario
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