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Sector News - June 2019

Sector News - June 2019

03 June 2019  

Latcham Art Centre and Gallery Exhibit: WHERE WE STAND

Artist: Camal Pirbhai and Camille Turner
Date:  May 16, 2019 to June 29, 2019

The past, present and future collide in the collaborative work of Camal Pirbhai and Camille Turner, where suppressed histories of transatlantic slavery in Canada are unearthed to be reconsidered in a new light.  The complete WANTED series, 10 large-scale photographs that respond to runaway advertisements posted by Canadian slave owners in late 18th century Canadian newspapers will occupy the gallery walls.  The photographs transform the descriptive texts of humans as property into contemporary fashion ads presenting a fresh and empowered lens in which to look back and ahead.  These powerful images will accompany the video installation, Family Matters, a work that also traverses time, inspired by an enslaved mother and son who were offered for sale in an 1806 Upper Canada Gazette advertisement.

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Canada Needs a More Robust Strategy on Cultural Diplomacy

Why international relations will be a big focus for Simon Brault, the newly reappointed Canada Council director, in his second term. 
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Shadowpath Theatre Company and York Region Arts Council Release Creative Space Feasibility Study

This report and action plan is the culmination of 12 months of research referred to as the York Region Creative Space Feasibility Study. This study was funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and was conducted in collaboration between two independent non-profit charitable organizations, Shadowpath Theatre Productions and the York Region Arts Council (YRAC), who have a mandate to serve York Region artists and engage citizens in local arts experiences. The intention of the study is to explore potential solutions to gaps in creation
and presentation spaces that local arts professionals currently face. Read Report

More Youth Visit Art Galleries 

In his 20 years as an arts researcher, Kelly Hill of Hill Strategies Research has read—and written—a lot of studies on cultural participation and engagement.
But when Hill was examining new data recently to complete a just-released study on arts audiences in Canada, he found some of his own expectations upended.

“A stunning finding of this report is that youth tend to attend a lot of different arts forms in higher proportions than older people,” says Hill, “which kind of flips our expectations of who goes to arts events.” Read More


The York Region Arts Council is a non-profit, charitable umbrella organization that serves to advance, promote, represent and connect the arts community across the region.

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York Region Arts Council, YRAC

395 Mulock Drive,
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 4Y9

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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