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November 24, 2021

Art in Alternative Spaces Panel

Hosted by STEPS Public Art

STEPS Public Art and KIAC/ODD Gallery are pleased to host Art in Alternative Spaces in conversation with Florence Yee, Bo Yeung, Philip Ocampo, and Ammar Mahimwalla.

Often when we think of art we picture a traditional gallery space, with limited public access. But what happens when a community’s alternative spaces become the canvas for contemporary artworks? What happens when our laneways, parks, virtual platforms, and other community gathering places become the canvas’ on which art is shared? What does that mean for collective access and for the work itself? This conversation seeks to explore how the Institution exists, and how it is possible to make art outside of it. In this discussion, panelists will explore the value and place of alternative presentation models as a space for accessibility and activism across Canada.

This panel discussion is offered as part of the 2021 CreateSpace BIPOC Public Art Residency.


STEPS is committed to the community's full participation for this project. Please indicate the supports you require during registration or contact sanaa@stepspublicart.org with any questions.

ASL translation provided by ArtsAccessibility Manitoba and text translation through Facebook Live.


STEPS Public Art

STEPS fosters dynamic and inclusive communities through public art and creative placemaking. We transform urban spaces into vibrant places through cultural planning, community arts and artist capacity building programs.