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Rosalie Flavell is at OCAD U!

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From October 3-7, Indigenous Visual Culture’s NIGIG Artist-in-Residence Rosalie Favell will present a curated selection of images taken during her residency at OCAD U. The new portraits on display will be of arts + culture professionals who participated in the three OCAD U/Toronto FACING the CAMERA portrait sessions.

FACING the CAMERA will be on display from October 3-7 in the Ada Slaight Student Gallery at OCAD U. A small, intimate reception will take place on Wednesday October 5 from 5:00-7:00pm. Rosalie will provide a brief artist talk on the series and respond to guest questions. Light refreshments provided.

About FACING the CAMERA:  FACING the CAMERA is an ever-growing national and international visual document of the Indigenous arts community. Using the portrait session as a performance space, Rosalie encourages individuals to express personal experience and history with the context of tradition and communal values.

About Rosalie Favell: Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, she uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture, to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman. She has received numerous grants, and won prestigious awards such as the Chalmers Fellowship, the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunten Award and the Karsh Award. A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Rosalie holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico. She has studied and taught extensively at the post-graduate level. In Ottawa Rosalie has taught at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Discovery University.

Michael Belmore at OCAD U

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Indigenous Visual Culture hosts artist Michael Belmore for its inagural Nigig Visiting Artist Residency @ OCAD U Student Gallery from November 2 -20.

 The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency, hosted by the Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD University, is a new program that provides an opportunity for an Indigenous artist to visit OCAD University for a 3-week period to focus on a short-term project and explore in a collaborative environment, issues impacting their work. The visiting artist will engage and interact with students and faculty in the capacity of mentorship, critique, lecture and a public workshop / demonstration.

If you are interested in scheduling a visit with Michael, please contact Ryan Rice rrice@faculty.ocadu.ca.

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency supports the dynamism located in Indigenous contemporary art practice and is a tremendous educational opportunity for the artist and students.

Tonight: Rebecca Belmore at OCAD U

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