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Artist Talk: Tyshan Wright, Traditional Craft Meets Contemporary Art

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January 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

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Tyshan Wright is the 2022 Sobey Art Award finalist representing the Atlantic region. He describes his practice as working from his cultural traditions, those of the Jamaican Maroons. Jamaican Maroons are descendants of Africans who resisted slavery and formed their own independent communities in the mountains of Jamaica in the 1600s.

Based in Halifax, Wright considers the Jamaican Maroons exiled to this same city in 1796 and asks; What did they do here? How did they keep ceremony in this new place? Wright will discuss his practice, the cultural and ceremonial nature of his artwork, as well as his installation in the 2022 Sobey Art Award exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada.

Registration is required for this event. Limited availability.

This event is organized by the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation.

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