(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.