Dunlop @ Home: Online Programming Series

Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library
On now until December 31, 2020

Presented by Dunlop Art Gallery, Dunlop @ Home is a two month-long series of online programming guest curated by Kablusiak, Marina Fathalla, Cheyenne Rain LeGrande, and Kelsey Adams.

Garfield – Programming guest curated by Kablusiak

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Photos (left-right): Molly JF Caldwell, Kablusiak, and Hazel Meyer

Artist Discussion on Facebook and YouTube Live: November 17, 7:00 pm CST
Guest curator Kablusiak chats with artists Hazel Meyer and Molly Caldwell talk about Garfield the cat, rest, productiveness, capitalism, and their opinions on lasagna.

Instagram Takeovers: November 19 – 22 and November 26 – 29
Invited by Kablusiak, Hazel Meyer, and Molly JF Caldwell takeover Dunlop Art Gallery’s Instagram page.

Studio Visits on Instagram Live: November 20 and November 27, 1:00 pm CST
Join Kablusiak for online studio visits with artists Hazel Meyer (November 20) and Molly JF Caldwell (November 27).

Storytelling, Poetry, and Autobiography – Programming guest curated by Marina Fathalla

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Photos (left-right): Timaj Garad, Marina Fathalla, Soukayna

Artist Discussion on Facebook and YouTube Live: December 2, 7:00 pm CST
Guest curator Marina Fathalla from MICE Magazine chats with artists Soukayna and Timaj Garad about the personal and reciprocal impact of storytelling, poetry, and autobiography in their practices.

Instagram Takeovers: December 3 – 6 and December 10 – 13
Invited by Marina Fathalla, Soukanya, and Timaj Garad takeover Dunlop Art Gallery’s Instagram page.

Studio Visits on Instagram Live: December 4 and December 11, 1:00 pm CST
Join Marina Fathalla for online studio visits with artists Soukayna (December 4) and Timaj Garad (December 11).

All artist discussions will be livestreamed and recorded on Dunlop Art Gallery’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Studio visits will be livestreamed and recorded on Dunlop Art Gallery’s Instagram page. Programming guest curated by Cheyenne Rain LeGrande and Kelsey Adams will soon be announced.

Guest Curator Biographies

Kablusiak is an Inuvialuk artist based in Mohkinstsis and holds a BFA from the Alberta University of the Arts. They are represented by Jarvis Hall Gallery, and their work has been acquired by public and private collections across so-called Canada. Awards include the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Prize (2017), short-list nominee for the Sobey Art Awards (2019), and the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Arts Award (2020). The lighthearted nature of their practice extends gestures of empathy and solidarity; these interests invite reconsideration of the perceptions of contemporary Indigeneity.

Marina Fathalla is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Tkaronto and Mississauga. Her research projects are fueled by a particular sensitivity to site, at the intersection of its poetics and its politics. Sometimes motivated by her position within the Egyptian diaspora in Canada, her research looks to history of land through, and in the margins of the heritage site.

Artist Biographies

Hazel Meyer is an artist who works with installation, performance, and text to investigate the relationships between sexuality, feminism, and material culture. Her work recovers the queer aesthetics, politics, and bodies often effaced within histories of infrastructure, athletics and illness. Drawing on archival research, she designs immersive installations that bring various troublemakers—lesbians-feminists, gender outlaws, leather-dykes—into a performative space that centers desire, queerness, and sweat.

Molly JF Caldwell is a yonsei artist living and working on Treaty 7 Territory. She graduated from the Alberta University of the Arts in 2017. Her interdisciplinary practice centres textiles and looks at modern culture through a post-capitalist lens.

Soukayna is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and writer with a background in film, art history, and French literature. Soukayna’s work is largely motivated by the dichotomies of their identity as a queer Muslim Moroccan and aims to center marginalized voices and erased histories in their writing and artistic practice. In 2018, Soukayna published WORDS, a book of poetry based on their personal experience with home, longing, abuse, mental health and healing. In addition to writing, Soukayna has given talks and lectures on alternative approaches to the art history canon with a specific interest for the African continent, and has participated in multiples panels discussing identity and care work in the art world and beyond. They also act, model, direct, and enjoy researching topics related to history, visual studies, and psychology.

Timaj Garad is an Ethiopian-Harari Toronto-based multi-disciplinary storyteller, Arts Educator, and Community Organizer using poetry, theatre, and music to bring her stories to life. Her art is autobiographical, working at the intersections of a black Muslim woman challenging injustice, unearthing truths, and healing. As an award-winning Artist & Educator, Timaj has graced over 300 stages and facilitated several arts-based workshops. Timaj is the Founder of LUMINOUS Fest – Canada’s first Black Muslim arts festival, and Co-founder of The Sisters’ Retreat – a retreat series hosting local and international arts-based wellness retreats for Muslim Women. She is currently living in Toronto, sharing her poetry on stages across the province, continuing to organize arts events, and working on her debut EP ‘Blooming at the Mouth’ to be released in early 2021. Timaj believes in the transformative power of the arts to build capacity and strengthen communities. You can follow her work at timajgarad.com

About Dunlop Art Gallery at Regina Public Library

Gallery Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 10 am – 6 pm
Wed, 10 am – 8 pm
Sun, 1 – 5 pm

Central Library location
2311 – 12th Avenue
Regina SK S4P 3Z5

Sherwood Village location
6121 Rochdale Boulevard
Regina SK S4X 2R1

Admission is FREE to all exhibitions.
Galleries are wheelchair accessible.

306-777-6040
dunlop@reginalibrary.ca
www.reginalibrary.ca/dunlopartgallery

We acknowledge the support of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and funding partners SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Lotteries, whose contributions help the arts thrive in this province.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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