Warm up in November with ArtTalks at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery
(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Art lovers come out of the chill and into the warmth of the Gallery this November. Whether it’s learning about the history of Canadian art or understanding the operation of a national gallery, we have you covered with two series of ArtTalks. Topics include gallery staff members presenting on their role at the gallery, a current research project, or a work of art in the RE:collection exhibition. Three evening talks by art historian Ron Hawker will delve into Canadian art history.
Hawker’s series, Understanding Canadian Art, will be presented on November 2 & 16 (in the Gallery) and November 30 (in the Centre’s Studio 1) at 7 p.m. and cover the following themes: From Colony to Confederation; Confederation to World War II; Modern to Post-Modern.
Dr. Hawker relocated to the Island in 2016. He has taught at the Alberta College of Art and Design, the University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, the American University of Sharjah, and Zayed University in Dubai. He is the author of Tales of Ghosts: First Nations Art in British Columbia, 1922-1961 (University of British Columbia Press 2002), Traditional Architecture in the Arabian Gulf: Building on Desert Tides (Wessex Institute of Technology Press, 2008), and Yakuglas’ Legacy: The Art and Times of Charlie James (University of Toronto Press, 2016).
A full description of each week’s topic including staff ArtTalks, starting November 1, can be found on the website at confederationcentre.com.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Monday to Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 PM (Closed Sunday)
Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.
The Story of Confederation
Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Closed Sunday)
What are Relaxed Performances?
Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.
These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.
Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival: