September 3, 2021
First Friday Lecture by Allison Yearwood - What Can't the Gallery Hold? (Blackness, Apparently...)
With the recent “Blackout” of the international and national art scenes, new and old Black art leaders, artists, intellectuals and curators have finally been given space and influence in art spaces. But are those spaces ready to support, understand and, more importantly, produce the conversations, ideas and work that these folks are bringing? Can the art space be a brave space for us to trust?
Allison Yearwood returns to her hometown of Winnipeg from the Banff Centre, where she was Program Manager in the Indigenous Arts Department. Previously, Yearwood served as Art and Business Manager at Yamaji Art, an Aboriginal art centre in Australia; General Manager of the Collective of Black Artists in Toronto; and Programming and Events Coordinator at the Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. She is currently the Executive Director of Plug In ICA.
Live ASL interpretation will be provided. Auto-captions are available if you watch the lecture with Zoom.
If you are unable to watch the lecture live it will remain posted on our Facebook page. It will also be recorded, closed captioning added and then posted to mawa.ca/videos/lectures by the end of September.