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Indigenous students’ work showcased in Living Perspectives exhibit May 10-18

May 9th, 2024

The Journeys Program proudly presents Living Perspectives, an exhibition curated by Amanda Lickers. It features a selection of works from 20 Indigenous students highlighting their research-creation findings through photography, painting, digital illustration, leather making and other art forms. It will be on display at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery at Dawson from May 10-18, 2024.

From photo-documenting the urban moose hide tanning process, to building narrative sovereignty through visual storytelling, and completing the hands-on practice of making fish skin leather, these emerging Indigenous creatives are cracking open the colonial pavement.

Featuring Works by: Phylicia Benjamin, Megan Bosum, Julia Clement, Natasha Doolan, Shayla Etienne, Destinee Hester, Shevaun Jacobs, Phoenix Lahache, Shaylene Louttit-Rupert, Wes Masty Roussel, Melissa Matoush, Stacey Matoush, Zye Mayo-McComber, Demma Montour-Diabo, Lauri Mulucto,  Mark Neacappo, Shirleyann Rabbitskin, Faith Shecapio, Tapisa Tulugak, Kiva Williams, and Jade Whitebean.

Vernissage: Friday, May 10 at 4 PM.

Images by Jade Whitebean (above) and Shayla Etienne (below).

Read more about: Q and A with Cassie Paine

Q and A with Cassie Paine

May 9th, 2024

Cassie Paine is a sculpture/installation artist and printmaker whose work reflects on the authoritative role of tools and infrastructure within our society.  Based in Windsor, Ontario and Montreal, her work unveils the economic precarity of post-industrial cities; investigating urban planning strategies, systems in place to control automotive and pedestrian traffic, and distinctions between public and…

Students interview multidisciplinary artist Craig Commanda

March 1st, 2024

Craig Commanda is a multidisciplinary artist from the Algonquin nation at Kitigan Zibi. His current exhibition, WÌDJIDEYAMAWOWIN / INTERCONNECTION, features prints, videos, and complex sculptural beadwork at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery until March 16. On a recent Friday afternoon, two visual arts students, Katya Kieran & Lisseth Llorente Ruiz, had the chance to ask Craig a few questions about his artistic practice and this exhibition.

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Artist Craig Commanda interviewed on CBC

February 22nd, 2024

In early February, Anishinaabe multi-disciplinary artist Craig Commanda, whose work is being exhibited at Dawson's Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery until March 16,  was interviewed by Sabrina Marandola on CBC Radio's Homerun.

The exhibit, entitled Wìdjideyamawowin, brings together Craig's work in film, video, beadwork, and other media. Also known as a poet and musician, this artist from Kitigan Zibi territory (near Maniwaki, Quebec) presents work which is a meditation on being, identity, and culture. The exhibit was curated by Rhonda Meier.

Visit the link to listen to the interview.

Interview with Bahar Taheri – Oneness

November 29th, 2023

Bahar Taheri is an Iranian-Canadian visual artist and a faculty member of the Fine Arts Department here at Dawson College. Her current exhibition, Oneness, features paintings, a video projection with a musical composition, and complex digital prints at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery until Dec. 2. On a recent Thursday evening, a visual arts student, Katya Kieran had the chance to ask Bahar a few questions.

Please visit the link to read the interview.

Students interview David B. Stewart whose work is on exhibit at the gallery

October 11th, 2023

David Stewart is a visual artist born in Saskatoon, raised in Port Coquitlam, BC, and based in Montreal. His current exhibition, Cuts from PoCo, is on view at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery from Sept. 7 - Oct. 14. On a recent Tuesday evening, two second-year visual arts students, Katerina Kieran and Lisseth Llorente Ruiz, had the opportunity to sit down with David Stewart to discuss the artist’s life, works and creative process.

Visit the link below to read the interview.

Students interview visual artist Renee Condo

May 3rd, 2023

This week, Dawson became one of the few places in Canada to host an exhibition by a nominee of the prestigious Sobey Art Award. Renee Condo is a visual artist of Mi’gmaw descent, hailing from the community of Gesgapegiag, Québec. Shifting Perspectives features her artwork constructed from wooden beads at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery until May 6.  On a recent Tuesday afternoon, two visual arts students, Ella Gauthier and Alessandro Ruvo, had the opportunity to ask Condo a few questions.

For the homepage interview feature, visit the link below.

Read more about: Renée Condo: Shifting Perspectives at the Gallery until May 6

Renée Condo: Shifting Perspectives at the Gallery until May 6

April 5th, 2023

“My work explores a connecting thread between Mi’gmaw and Eurocentric worldviews, using a visual language that is both symbolic and literal. It is enriched by the history of the bead to carry knowledge, communicate, evoke, and express Spirit. I embrace the bead as infinite potentiality, appearing divided, as part, and at once whole and all-encompassing.”…

Dear Joe Rose: a Dawson love story

February 22nd, 2023

The Dear Joe Rose project started with a rose tattoo in 2011. A student of Kim Simard’s showed her his tattoo and shared the story of Joe Rose. He was working to get a plaque installed in the Conrod’s student space at Dawson in honour and memory of Joe. This plaque was installed in 2013.

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Filiations at WGF Gallery until March 11

February 8th, 2023

Filiations features new work by Nadia Myre (Kitigan Zibi), and Nico Williams (Aamjiwnaang), both acclaimed artists who are linked by their former teacher-student relationship (Myre supervised Williams’ MFA work at Concordia University). This exhibition will draw out lines of affiliation and commitment in their practices providing an unparalleled opportunity to see two generations of artists staking out common ground – pedagogically, aesthetically, and politically. On until March 11 at the Warren G. Flowers Art Gallery at Dawson.

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Last Modified: May 9, 2024


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