March 11, 2021
Free + Virtual Program; Open To All
Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre and Union Gallery are pleased to co-present the 2021-2022 Making Art Work: Professional Development Series. The series includes free workshops facilitated by arts professionals and local artists, geared towards emerging, mid-career and student artists and curators.
Talking About Artist Talks is up next:
Do you get flustered when someone asks you about your art practice? Do you get nervous about being asked to speak on demand about your work–be it for a large audience at an event or a one-on-one conversation in your studio? You don’t need to be a wordsmith but finding the language and practice talking about your art or even ideas behind your work can propel and even help define an artist’s career. In this professional development workshop, artist Hiba Abdallah will walk us through the essentials of what goes into a meaningful talk and how to better structure our ideas.
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Hiba Abdallah is a text-based artist who frequently works with others. Her practice explores the structural legacies and future of cities by researching the intersections of hospitality, agitation, and disagreement as productive frameworks for re-imagining public agency. She has created work across media—from public interventions to community projects, gallery exhibitions, and publications.
Her recent exhibitions and public projects include 100 years then and hereafter at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Everything I Wanted to Tell You for Nuit Blanche Scarborough, Rehearsing Disagreement for MOCA Toronto and A List of Antagonisms for the CAFKA Biennial in Kitchener, ON. She currently lives and works as an uninvited guest on the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga’s of the Credit River.
About Union Gallery
Union Gallery (UG) is a student-centred public contemporary art gallery at Queen's University. UG is a space centred in community and conversation, driven by play, curiosity, curation and research-creation. We are located on the first floor of Stauffer Library on Queen's main campus, situated on the ancestral territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek. All are welcome and admission is always free.
Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–4:30pm; Late Night Wednesdays, 11am–8pm