“Don’t Agonize. Organize.” – Florynce Kennedy
The Belkin invites participants of all genders and expressions to a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Gallery. Annually each March, art and feminist communities around the world converge to correct Wikipedia’s gendered biases, to bolster the coverage of under-represented persons indexed within the ubiquitous online resource, and to encourage editorship.
Join us and help balance the gender imbalance by creating and editing Wikipedia articles about female artists, feminist art movements, histories of cis and trans women and non-binary persons. We will provide help for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your own laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the world-wide Wikipedia Edit-a-thon can be found at Art+Feminism.
In collaboration with the UBC Art History Students Association, Visual Arts Students Association, the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, and concurrent with Art+Feminism's Art+Feminism events worldwide.
"Don't Agonize. Organize." - Florynce Kennedy Learn how to become a Wikipedia editor in preparation for the on-campus Wikipedia Edit-a-thon taking place on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Belkin Art Gallery. For information about the workshop, contact email@example.com. More information about the world-wide Wikipedia Edit-a-thon can be found at Art+Feminism.
In collaboration with UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory Instructor Christine D’Onofrio, and concurrent with Art+Feminism events worldwide, the Belkin Art Gallery invites participants of all genders and expressions to join in a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Annually each March, art and feminist communities around the world converge to correct Wikipedia’s gendered biases, to bolster the representation of female-identified persons indexed within the ubiquitous online resource.[more]
Working together at Kingcome Inlet in Summer 2018, a group of artists used film, video, social media, weaving, animation, drawing, language and song to address the urgent threats to the land and water. A manifestation of the relationships formed between the participants over this past year, Hexsa’a̱m: To Be Here Always is based on sharing knowledge and respectful collaboration. Simultaneously research, material, media, testimony and ceremony, the exhibit challenges the western concept that the power of art and culture are limited to the symbolic or metaphoric, and that the practices of First Peoples are simply part of a past heritage. As Marianne Nicolson states, “We must not seek to erase the influence of globalizing Western culture, but master its forces selectively, as part of a wider Canadian and global community, for the health of the land and the cultures it supports. The embodied practice of ceremonial knowledge relates to artistic experience – not in the aesthetic sense, but in the performative: through gestures that consolidate and enhance knowledge for positive change.” Hexsa’a̱m: To Be Here Always positions the gallery as an active location for this performance, drawing together many faculties and disciplines of the university in generative exchange.[more]
Tours and discussions can be arranged from Tuesday to Friday for groups and classes, lasting 50 minutes and longer. For details and information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-822-3640. Drop-in tours are available on Saturday and Sunday between 12:30 and 4 pm. Drop-in tours are casual and conversational, lasting about 15-30 minutes. These can be arranged the day-of at the Reception Desk or ahead of time by calling 604-822-4883.
Once again, we are pleased to welcome the UBC Contemporary Players to the Belkin Art Gallery for a concert inspired by the exhibition Hexsa’a̱m: To Be Here Always. Led by Director Paolo Bortolussi, this graduate and undergraduate student ensemble from the UBC School of Music will animate the Gallery for an afternoon program celebrating themes from the exhibition. The program will feature an original composition by Leslie Opatril who worked closely with artists Marianne Nicolson and Althea Thauberger. Opatril is a Master's student at the UBC School of Music working under the supervision of Dorothy Chang.Admission is free. [more]