Thank you to all of our partners and sponsors!
This gathering has been made possible by amazing organizations and people!
- Arts Everywhere Festival
- Art Gallery of Guelph
- Art Gallery of Ontario
- Bodies In Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life
- Creative Users Projects
- Tangled Art + Disability
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Current and upcoming events – by our partner organizations
ArtsEverywhere – A Festival of Ideas
The ArtsEverywhere Festival will be presented in two stages:
- A free, two-day online portion of the festival will take place January 28 and 29, 2022.
- The Guelph Lecture on Being will be held in person at Guelph River Run Centre main stage on Friday, May 6, 2022.
- Check out the ArtsEverywhere Festival website for more details.
This festival offers lectures, conversations, music, artistic performances, circle gatherings, literary readings, exhibitions, and much more. As the publisher of ArtsEverywhere.ca, Musagetes co-presents the festival in partnership with the University of Guelph and the Eramosa Institute. Many other community partners collaborate with us to co-present specific events. The festival’s inspiration and its signature event The Guelph Lecture—On Being is a testament to the success of community initiatives and the life of creative ideas in Guelph.
Also in January 2022, #CripRitual, presented by the Critical Design Lab, Tangled Art + Disability and the Doris McCarthy Gallery, is an exhibit that gathers together artworks that use ritual to foreground understandings of disabled, crip, d/Deaf, Mad, and Sick people’s experiences. It considers the role of ritual in crip strategies that bring disability culture and community into being and support access, self care, and advocacy in an ableist world.
Rituals are transformative: they change us and the world around us, whether through incantation or ceremony, private practice or public protest. With the phrase “crip ritual,” these theories are put in conversation with disability culture, as understood by disability justice movements and disability studies. #CripRitual highlights strategies for building crip power: the ceremonies, habits, celebrations, design practices, social scripts, and community agreements, grounded in disabled knowledge and experience, that undergird disability culture.
Undeliverable is a continuation of artist Carmen Papalia’s curatorial practice. Envisioning curation as a form of care, the exhibition brings together six artists from the Mad, Deaf and disability community: Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Chandra Melting Tallow, Jessica Karuhanga, jes sachse, Aislinn Thomas, and Carmen Papalia with Heather Kai-Smith, re-envisioning the museum around the demands and desires of the disabled body/mind.
Undeliverable is presented at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street, Civic Centre, Oshawa, until February 13, 2022.
Presented across two spaces – Tangled Art + Disability in the fall of 2021 and at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery into 2022, this exhibition features ambitious new work that challenges institutional structures and centres mutual accountability.
Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) – Current Exhibitions
The following shows run until March 6, 2022.
ᐃᓅᓯᕋ | Inuusira
Reflecting on the importance of the work of Inuit artist Pitseolak Ashoona and of her 1971 illustrated autobiography titled Pictures Out of My Life, Inuusira, which means “my life,”features new work by Tarralik Duffy in dialogue with Ashoona’s prints and drawings from the gallery’s collection. ᐃᓅᓯᕋ | Inuusira is curated by Taqralik Partridge, Adjunct Curator, and organized by the Art Gallery of Guelph with the support of Canadian Heritage (Museums Assistance Program), Canada Council for the Arts, and the Ontario Arts Council. Read more.
Prospetto a Mare
Interrogating the interplay of mobility, colonization, and contemporary stories of migrancy, Dawit L. Petros’ exhibition Prospetto a Mare (Prospectus to Sea) examines the complicated colonial and postcolonial histories connecting East Africa and Europe. Prospetto a Mare is curated by Sally Frater and organized by the Art Gallery of Guelph with the support of the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Read more.
Curated by Mitra Fakhrashrafi and Vince Rozario, 2021 recipients of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators, Collective Offerings responds to the compartmentalization and fragmentation produced by colonialism and deepened by this period of unprecedented political, ecological, and public health crises. Recognizing the particularly heavy toll exacted on racialized, migrant, disabled, and low-income communities, the curators will work with artists Meech Boakye and Christina Kingsbury, Shirin Fahimi, LAL (Rosina Kazi and Nicholas Murray), Jessica Karuhanga, and Shaista Latif, whose performance and new media practices speak to collective interdependence, mitigating the impacts of isolation for communities, networks of care, and our bodies themselves. Read more.
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) – Upcoming Events
Whether you’re an art aficionado, new to the art scene or a family looking for fun, the AGO has a variety of events for all ages. Plan your visit, see what’s happening today, or browse all upcoming events.