ARTIST TALK: AIDEN GILLIS, Wed 21st Oct @ noon

Artist Talk: Aiden Gillis
WED OCT 21st @ noon

The NSCAD Visiting Artist Series is honoured to host a lecture by NSCAD Alum Aiden Gillis on October 21st at 12pm in the virtual “The Anna Speakeasy”. This lecture is presented as part of NSCAD’s celebrations of Mi’kmaq History Month.

Aiden Gillis  is a visual artist based in K’jipuktuk (Halifax) on Mi’kma’ki (Mi’kmaq Territory) in Nova Scotia. Gillis completed a 2017 BFA majoring in Fine Art with a minor in Art History at NSCAD University. Currently working in arts education and curation at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship centre and an Executive Committee Member of the Canadian Art Gallery Educators. Aiden will be presenting on his curatorial project Worn Inwardwhich is a response exhibition to artist Jordan Bennett’s 2018-2019 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia exhibition titled Ketu’elmita’jik (they want to come home), exploring grounding themes of Indigenous self-representation and community empowerment through wearable design. The work was created following a series of workshops which includes work by recent NSCAD alumni. Worn Inward is now on view at Grenfell Gallery in Corner Brook, NL.⠀

To attend this talk please click: https://smart.newrow.com/#/room/rzh-875. You will be required to enter a name and email address to enter the room. The link will be active as of 11:50am on Oct 21st..  This talk will be recorded and available through the Anna Leonowens Brightspace and Kaltura.



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