Artists, curators, writers and scholars share contemporary ideas
What: Summer Indigenous Art Intensive, keynote presentations, music and artist panels
When: Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, and 24 from noon to 4 p.m.
Where: July 3, 10, and 17 in University Theatre, 1138 Alumni Way; July 24 in University Centre Ballroom, 3272 University Way
Hosted by UBCO’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS), with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Summer Indigenous Art Intensive features a series of world-renowned speakers, undergraduate and graduate credit courses, and a group of resident artists who will be working to create new works.
The 2019 Intensive broadly engages the theme ‘Site/ation’—connecting to place through Indigenous territoriality being grounded in land, voice and language, and reconnecting to nurturing traditions.
The Summer Indigenous Art Intensive is a unique immersive program that brings international and national Indigenous scholars, curators, artists and writers together on campus to interact with students in a residency context. The summer intensive includes art exhibitions and performances, readings, various events and field trips throughout the month. Visiting artists will participate in a series of keynote presentations and artist panels once a week.
Keynote speakers are Candice Hopkins (July 3), Jordan Abel (July 10), Tanya Lukin Linklater (July 17), and Marianne Nicolson (July 24). They are joined by visiting artists and curators:
- Siku Allooloo
- Natalie Ball
- Mariel Belanger
- Scott Benesiinaabandan
- Lacie Burning
- Ryan Feddersen
- Whess Harman
- Eli Hirtle
- Jaimie Isaac
- Michelle Jack
- Soleil Launière
- Sheldon Pierre Louis
- Peter Morin
- Suzanne Morrissette
- Audie Murray
- Lindsay Nixon
- Anne Riley
- Krista Belle Stewart
- Erin Sutherland.
All keynote presentations and artist panels are free and open to the public including a reading by Jordan Abel at Milkcrate Records on July 11.
On July 16, Indigenous hip-hop group Snotty Nose Rez Kids will take the stage at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. The evening opens with performances by Soleil Launière and Madeline Terbasket.
For the full event schedule, visit: fccs.ok.ubc.ca/degrees-programs/summer-indigenous-art-intensive
About UBC’s Okanagan campus
UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world.
To find out more, visit: ok.ubc.ca.