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VISITING ARTISTS & SPEAKERS presents: Geoffrey Farmer


Geoffrey Farmer

LOCATION: MacLachlan Building, room 102

MONDAY, OCT 29th 6:00pm

 Free admission - all are welcome

 Research based and context-specific, the installations of Vancouver artist Geoffrey Farmer involve a chaotic but vividly imagined post-minimal theatricality.

 Selected solo exhibitions include: Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Casey Kaplan, New York; Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver; Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff; Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Prominent group exhibitions include dOCUMENTA 13; Istanbul Biennial; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San

Francisco; National Gallery of Canada, Sydney Biennial; Tate Modern, London.  

 A major retrospective of his artwork is planned at the Vancouver Art Gallery for 2014.

ART HISTORY SPEAKER SERIES presents: Dr Ronald Hawker

"The Art and Times of Charlie James"

Monday November 5th, 5:00 pm

Madonald Stewart Art Centre, Lecture Room

Reception to follow talk

Ronald Hawker is a faculty member of the Liberal Studies Department at the Alberta College of Art and Design.  He is author of Tales of Ghosts: First Nations Art in British Columbia 1922-1961 (UBC Press 2002) and Building on Desert Tides: Traditional Architecture of the Arabian Gulf (WIT Press 2008) and as an active interest in tribal art and architecture.


VISITING ARTISTS & SPEAKERS presents: Daniel Barrow

University of Guelph / School of Fine Art & Music
VISITING ARTISTS & SPEAKERS presents: Daniel Barrow


LOCATION: MacLachlan Building, room 102
MONDAY, OCT 22nd 6:00pm

Free admission - all are welcome

Daniel Barrow’s unique live-narration performances have been described as being like a graphic novel brought to life with the simplicity and wonder of a magic lantern show.  Barrow was the winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award. He has presented his artwork at Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles; The International Film Festival Rotterdam; and the British Film Institute.  A special feature of Barrow’s presentation for Guelph will include excerpts from his live performances.

ART HISTORY SPEAKER SERIES presents: Dr. Sarah Stanners

“Jack Bush and the Catalogue Raisonné Today”

 Tuesday October 16th 5:00 pm

 Macdonald Stewart Art Centre Lecture Room

 Reception to follow talk

 Dr. Sarah Stanners is currently directing and authoring the Jack Bush catalogue raisonné of paintings and co-curating a major Jack Bush retrospective exhibition with Marc Mayer for the National Gallery of Canada (scheduled for October 2014 – January 2015).


VISITING ARTISTS & SPEAKERS presents: Hadley+Maxwell

LOCATION: MacLachlan Building, room 102
MONDAY, OCT 1st 6:00pm

Free admission - all are welcome

Currently based in Berlin, the collaborative pair Hadley+Maxwell employs iconic images and traditional references using a range of media including sculpture, video, installation, and sound for arresting, highly evocative artwork that is socially and culturally resonant.  With ascending international reputations, Hadley+Maxwell recently exhibited at Witte de With, Rotterdam; the 4th Marrakech Biennale; and at the Bergen Art Museum.  They are participants in the 2012 Toronto Nuit Blanche.


VISITING ARTISTS & SPEAKERS presents: Margaux Williamson

LOCATION: MacLachlan Building, room 102
MONDAY, SEPT 24th 6:00pm

Free admission - all are welcome

Multifaceted Toronto artist Margaux Williamson was known and
appreciated for her brusquely beautiful paintings with peculiar storyline titles before she stopped painting in 2008 to become a filmmaker.  Remarkably, her first film “Teenager Hamlet” was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to critical acclaim.  She subsequently started a blog about movies at “Movie Is My Favourite Word” and shortly thereafter co-created the cultural review site “Back to the World”.  Recently the Artist in Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Williamson has has again returned to painting.