CHARLOTTETOWN – Art lovers are invited to come out of the chill and into the warmth of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) this November.
Whether it’s learning about the history of Canadian art or understanding the operation of the Charlottetown art gallery, the Confed Centre has it covered with two series of ArtTalks. Short, noon-hour talks with various gallery staff members will provide presentation on their role at the gallery, a current research project, or a work of art in the “RE:collection” exhibition. Three evening talks by art historian, Ron Hawker, will delve into Canadian art history.
Hawker’s series, Understanding Canadian Art, will be presented on Nov. 2 and 16 (in the Gallery) and Nov. 30 (in the Centre’s Studio 1) at 7 p.m. The talks will cover the themes: From Colony to Confederation; Confederation to Second World War; and Modern to Post-Modern.
Hawker relocated to the Island in 2016 having taught at the Alberta College of Art and Design, the University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, the American University of Sharjah, and Zayed University in Dubai. He is the author of “Tales of Ghosts: First Nations Art in British Columbia,” 1922-1961 (University of British Columbia Press 2002), “Traditional Architecture in the Arabian Gulf: Building on Desert Tides” (Wessex Institute of Technology Press, 2008), and “Yakuglas' Legacy: The Art and Times of Charlie James” (University of Toronto Press, 2016).
The full description of each week’s topic including the staff noon talks, starting Nov. 1, can be found at http://www.confederationcentre.com/en/gallery-events.php.