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Gallery Exhibition / Colour Theory: An Anti-Racism Art Exhibit
October 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – November 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Image: “Masking” by Cai Leting
Anti-Racism Through Art
Colour Theory is an anti-racism program and art exhibit. The exhibit themes include anti-racism, social justice, racial justice, Indigenous reconciliation, showcasing multiculturalism in the arts, and highlighting the experiences of IBPOC artists in Canada.
“Colour Theory: An Anti-Racist Art Exhibit” is a travelling visual arts exhibit curated by Angelique Bulosan with support from the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub, Massy Arts Gallery and Wilfrid Johns Gallery.
Developed out of a series of facilitated discussions that explore experiences around racism, it showcases visual art and storytelling pieces that are shared with the general public to spark dialogues around racism.
Eleven Indigenous, Black, People of Colour (IBPOC) artists were chosen to gather virtually and actively practice anti-racism:
Angelique Bulosan / Dahlila Charlie / Jade Anais / Kristy Crawford
Laura Rechwan / Leting Cai / Macayla Yan / Mara Szyp
Matilde Cervantes / Robyn Jin / Rowan Hynds
These artists are collaboratively creating a safe space for these conversations which inform their exhibition. The exhibit will empower the public to self-reflect on the topic of racism.
The facilitated discussions for the artists took place late Spring and Fall 2021, on the traditional Lək̓ʷəŋən and Coast Salish Territories, also known as Greater Victoria. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Esquimalt Community Arts Hub.
“Colour Theory” will be displayed at the Massy Arts Gallery from October 12th to November 9th.
The Massy Arts Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 12p to 5pm, at 23 East Pender Street, Chinatown, Vancouver.
The exhibit will be accompanied by an anti-racist, allyship-building workshop open to the public. More information about the workshop soon.