When: 8:30-9:45am, March 7, 2014
Where: Room 7320. 205 Richmond
Chloë Brushwood Rose is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University and a member of the Public Access Collective. Her research explores the significance of contemporary art and visual culture for teaching and learning, with an attention to dynamics of social difference and self-representation. She was a member of the team that organized the recent large-scale site specific Land|Slide: Possible Futures art exhibition at the Markham Museum with Janine Marchessault and Jenny Foster.
Lisa Myers is an independent curator, writer and artist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. She is a member of Beausoleil First Nation and cooked for many years satisfying hungry stomachs at Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre. Her MFA research investigated cultural agency and the encoding of food from diverse Indigenous perspectives, and resulted in the exhibition titled Best Before. Myers has curated exhibitions at a number of venues including the York Quay Centre in Toronto and the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie. Her writing has been published in C Magazine, Fuse and the journals Public and Senses and Society. Myers has exhibited her artwork in venues including Urban Shaman (Winnipeg), Art Gallery of Peterborough and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Lisa Myers is also an educator and works as a writing consultant at OCAD U. She lives and works in Toronto and Port Severn, Ontario.
Sean Martindale is an emerging and internationally recognized interdisciplinary artist and designer currently based in Toronto, Canada. His interventions activate public and semi-public spaces to encourage engagement, often focused on ecological and social issues. His playful works question and suggest alternate possibilities for existing spaces, infrastructures and materials found in the urban environment. Frequently, Martindale uses salvaged goods and live plants in unexpected ways that prompt conversations and interaction. Photo by Cindy Blazevic.