Missing Pages



September 7 – November 30, 2021

Guided by BRIDGE Centre for Architecture + Design and Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange, Missing Pages is a community-centric online project that makes space for voices that are underrepresented in knowledge institutions. Public catalogues of stories—whether an archive, a university, or a library—are intended to tell us who we are. However, they undoubtedly omit and exclude experiences and knowledge. This series of virtual public programs and online artworks focuses on personal and collective narratives that shape communities, both locally and nationally, that are missing from collected records.


All programs use Zoom and registration is required.

Experimental Recipe Writing Workshop with Snack Witch, aka Joni Cheung
Wednesday, September 22, 7 – 9 pm
Join the Snack Witch for an evening of experimental recipe writing! Explore the ins-and-outs and round-abouts to scribbling down instructional texts and expand on what things you could make a recipe for. ALSO – you are HIGHLY encouraged to bring some snacks to accompany you on this lil adventure!
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Fine Zines: A Queer Zine Workshop with Alyssa Pisciotto
Wednesday, September 29, 7 – 9 pm
Learn the how-tos of zine-making, followed by guided time for participants to create a zine that explores lived experiences, truths, and stories of being queer, however that may look for them.
Participants are welcome to submit their zine to Alyssa Pisciotto’s Fine Zines: A Queer Zine Archive, which will be available in both a physical space and as a digital archive, free and open to all.
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Things My Fore-Sisters Saw, written and performed by Leslie McCurdy
Wednesday, October 6, 7 – 9 pm
In this one-woman play, you will meet four women of African descent who effected change in Canada: Marie-Joseph Angelique, Rose Fortune, Mary-Ann Shadd, and Viola Desmond. Followed by a Q+A with Leslie McCurdy, moderated by Donna M. Paris and David Ofori Zapparoli.
Presented in conjunction with I Am Black History by Donna M. Paris and David Ofori Zapparoli.
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Rewriting the Wild Reading Group led by Amanda White
Wednesday, October 27, 7 – 9 pm
Join us for discussion and debate about The Old Woman and the Sea, Amanda White’s adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. Will a female protagonist change the story’s human-nature narrative in interesting ways, generating new themes, metaphors, and meanings?
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FOLDING: Virtual Screening and Artist Talk by Judith Price and Grace Salez
Thursday, October 28, 7 – 9 pm
Join Judith Price and Grace Salez for a virtual screening and discussion of FOLDING, a performance for video that engages the viewer a private discourse on the value, or not, of daily labour performed mainly by the women in their private domain.
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Faye Harnest, I Miss You (detail), 2021, digital illustration. Courtesy of the artist.


I Miss You
Faye Harnest
Faye Harnest’s digital illustrations began with pages from the unfinished novel she was writing at the time of her accident, and is part of an ongoing series that represents the destruction brain injury caused to her life. These works are also an effort to understand her experience and build a new life through this practice.

!FAST AND EASY! A Short and Sweet Guide to Making a French-Canadian Favourite: ~Pâté Chinois~
Joni Cheung
Joni Cheung’s experimental text piece explores the mythologies and histories that surround pâté chinois, or Chinese pie. Using the form of a recipe, she subverts the reader’s expectations of the approachable and neutral cookbook form by interspersing personal reflections and text, and documentation of anti-Asian racism.

I Am Black History
Donna M. Paris and David Ofori Zapparoli
I Am Black History explores the unseen, unknown, and undocumented history of African Canadians. By collecting and animating oral histories of African Canadians through audio recordings and photographs, this project expands the breadth and depth of knowledge and reorients commonly held historic narratives of African Canadians.

Judith Price and Grace Salez
Judith Price and Grace Salez’s short film FOLDING addresses the folding of a sheet as a shared activity between two older women artists. The work is a visual poem to a repetitive mundane activity, made visible as a ritual for contemplation, where the mundane becomes extraordinary.

BRIDGE Centre for Architecture + Design is a student-run initiative made to bridge the gap between Waterloo Architecture students, professors, alumni, and the community of Cambridge, Ontario. Working with our friends at Waterloo Architecture Students Association, Treaty Lands Global Stories, and On Empathy, we strive to reach beyond the brick walls of the School of Architecture. We value inclusivity, transparency, and the stories that shape the lives of people around us. We’d love to hear from you – what’s your story?

Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange presents contemporary art from two galleries in the City of Cambridge: Preston and Queen’s Square. We serve our regional and broader communities through the delivery of contemporary art programs that foster critical cultural dialogue. Our artistic activities engage, embrace, and empower people of all ages and abilities from diverse backgrounds. Cambridge Art Galleries is situated on the traditional land of Indigenous peoples dating back countless generations. We recognize that it is part of the Haldimand Tract, the traditional land of the Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

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Media Contact:
Karly Boileau (she/her)
Gallery Assistant
Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange
519.621.0460 ex 160