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Nocturne at AGNS

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October 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 11:59 pm

Visit the Gallery during Nocturne and check out part of Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art, play in the studio and take in the Nocturne installations on view for one night only.

Studio Activity:

We all have stories to tell, so bring your perspective and pick up a brush! In this drop-in studio activity, get inspired by the artworks on view during Nocturne. Make your own work of art, add it to our display or take it home to enjoy.  Using paints, drawing materials and collage, this activity is great for all ages!

Exhibition on View: 

Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art tells the story of one family’s visionary engagement with Canadian and Indigenous art, braiding together works by early European newcomers like Cornelius Krieghoff; titans of Canadian 20th century art, the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson, David Milne and Emily Carr; a rich display of works by the Quebec Impressionists, as well as Automatiste painters Jean Paul Riopelle and Paul-Émile Borduas; and works by trail-blazing artists of today, including contemporary Indigenous artists Kent Monkman, Brenda Draney, Brian Jungen and Annie Pootoogook, as well as leading international artist Peter Doig. A recurring theme in the exhibition is the North Atlantic, its role in history, and its impact on artists’ imaginations.

Curated by Sarah Milroy, Generations: The Sobey Family and Canadian Art is organized and circulated by McMichael Canadian Art Collection with special thanks to Sobey Art Foundation and Empire Company Limited.

Nocturne Projects:

Beacon Project – BLACKOUT 2.0 by Erasure Art Collective
BLACKOUT 2.0 is an interdisciplinary project that recreates historical slave ads using ‘erasure’ or ‘blackout’ poetry.
Installation 6pm – midnight
Performance times 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm

Spotlight – Echoes Calling Back by Jordan Bennett
Echoes Calling Back by multidisciplinary Indigenous artist, Jordan Bennett (Mi’kmaw, Ktaqmkuk), is a public art installation and activation that engages with ideas of history, geography, space and connectivity. 

Installation – Blueberry Cake by Melissa Peter Paul
Mi’kmaw Quill Artist from Abegweit First Nation, located in Epekwitk (PEI), Melissa Peter Paul ignites/mobilizes Mi’kmaw worldview by overlaying urban spaces such as the courtyard with Mi’kmaw quillwork designs. 

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