AA304, Arts & Administration Building, U of T Scarborough
  • February 8, 2023 - 1 – 2 pm

Artist Talk by Bonnie Devine

Part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series 2022-2023: Working Towards Indigenous Sovereignty, co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery and Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media

Prominent Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) artist, writer, and educator Bonnie Devine will speak about her multidisciplinary art practice.

An off-reserve member of the Serpent River First Nation, Devine applies Ojibwe history and storytelling traditions to drawing, painting, sculpture, site-specific interventions, performance, and video. Her solo exhibitions include Stories from the Shield, 2002, The Tecumseh Papers, 2013, La Rábida, Soul of Conquest, an Anishinaabe Encounter, 2016, and Circles and Lines, Michi Saagiig in 2018. Devine’s installation and mural Battle for the Woodlands was included in Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2014. She is an Emerita Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University and is the founding chair of the school’s Indigenous Visual Culture Program. She received a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2021.

This talk is free and open to the public, all are welcome. Registration required. If you have accommodation needs, please let us know through the registration form or contact dmg.utsc@utoronto.ca.

U of T Scarborough students attending for course credit should register through CLNx rather than Eventbrite. See https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/visiting-artist-lecture-series-2022-2023 for more details.

This talk is part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series, co-presented by the Doris McCarthy Gallery & Studio Art program, Department of Arts, Culture & Media, University of Toronto Scarborough. This semester's series addresses Indigenous sovereignty, a long-established statement of Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination. By working towards autonomy and recognition as sovereign authority of the land, Indigenous sovereignty works to undo colonial narratives and assumptions of land ownership here in what is now called Canada. Each of us play a role in this goal, with much of the work beginning in an education on what Indigenous sovereignty looks like and how we can work towards it. For VALS 2022-2023, we will learn from Indigenous artists on how this work is manifested through their respective practices.

This is a seated event. AA304 is wheelchair accessible.