TORONTO (September 28, 2017) Since opening doors in March to their new home at 19 Brock Avenue in Parkdale, Black Artists’ Networks Dialogue (BAND) Gallery and Cultural Centre has expanded its offerings from visual arts exhibitions to include more performing arts programing, events and discussions.
Hosted by BAND, Nuit Blanche Toronto presents Nuit Talk: Nuit Blanche 2018 First Contact – Time to Tell with the support of the British Council of Canada, Toronto. Curator Karen Alexander and United Kingdom-based artists Gayle Chong Kwan, Maria Amidu, Tal Rosner and dubmorphology’s Gary Stewart and Trevor Mathison will reflect on their 2017 Nuit Blanche experiences and provide a sneak peek of ideas for their multidisciplinary 2018 Nuit Blanche exhibition: “We All Have Stories.” (Sun. Oct. 1, 3 pm-4 pm, Free)
On display from September 21 until October 22, 2017, Gordon Shadrach’s “Pried and Prejudice” exhibition is a feature of BAND’s Emerging Artist Showcase which provides opportunity and space for emerging Black artists to develop and exhibit their work. ThePried and Prejudice panel discussion will explore themes in Shadrach’s acrylic paintings that examine bias, stereotype and fashion’s influence as a, sometimes problematic, signifier when tethered to Black masculinity and identities. (Sat. Oct. 14, 2017, 2pm-4 pm, Free)
Located at 19 Brock Ave, BAND supports, documents and showcases the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists in Canada and abroad. BAND works to encourage dialogue among Black artists, cultural workers and the larger society to inspire, enlighten and educate through the arts.
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BAND Gallery Hours:
Thursday – Saturday, 12 – 6pm
Sunday, 1 – 5pm
BAND, Program Co-ordinator, Tennille Dowers: 647-701-4323, firstname.lastname@example.org