Nancy Nicol’s latest documentary, "No Easy Walk to Freedom", charts the struggle to decriminalize homosexuality in contemporary India. It premiered June 1 at Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. Read more
Professor Brandon Vickerd of the Visual Art and Art History Department is presenting a new commissioned installation at Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex as part of Possible Futures: What is to be done? the Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art running October 4, 2014 to January 11, 2015. Kiki Athanassiadis, Patrick Cull, Svava Thordis Juliusson and Laura Moore, all graduates of York's MFA Program in Visual Arts, are also included in the exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor.The Triennial brings together emerging and established artists to explore automotive and industrial legacies, agricultural and food-based economies, built and natural environments to present innovative, playful and participatory propositions for cultivating possible sustainable futures.The curatorial panel for the exhibition includes York alumni Srimoyee Mitra (MA '08), curator of Contemporary Art at AGW, Melissa Bennett (MA '07)), curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Stuart Reid (BFA '86), director/curator of Rodman Hall Art Centre, and artist Lucy Howe (MFA '07). More info at www.agw.ca.
To find out about GTA arts events as well as volunteer and paid opportunities, subscribe to a couple of listserves so that you receive regular updates on which cultural institutions and organizations are looking for volunteers. These include: Akimbo, Instant Coffee, and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries.