Join us – Help balance the gender imbalance!
The Belkin invites participants of all genders and expressions to a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Gallery. Each March, art communities around the world converge to correct Wikipedia’s gendered biases and improve the content of under-represented persons on the tenth most visited site in the world.
Help balance the gender imbalance by creating and editing Wikipedia articles about women, non-binary, people of colour, and Indigenous artists, as well as feminist and activist art movements. We’ll provide help for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your own laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.
Before the Edit-a-thon, join a How-to-edit Workshop on:
Then, join us at the Edit-a-thon on Wednesday, March 11 from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Belkin Gallery.
Together, let’s change things.
In collaboration with the Art History Students Association, Visual Arts Students Association, Undergrad Journal of Art History, and the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at UBC; Sara Ellis, Art Librarian, Music, Art & Architecture Library, UBC; Greg Gibson, Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory; Althea Thauberger, Assistant Professor and students in Visual Arts 481, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory.
For information contact Naomi Sawada, tel: 604-822-3640, firstname.lastname@example.org
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]
In conjunction with our fall exhibition Beginning with the Seventies: Collective Acts, join us for a talk by Christine D’Onofrio (UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory) and Heather Kai Smith (Emily Carr University of Art + Design).[more]
Celebrating the excessive abundance of the archive, Beginning with the Seventies: GLUT is concerned with language, depictions of the woman reader as an artistic genre and the potential of reading as performed resistance.[more]
Collective Acts taps into the generative potential of archival research by artists into experiments with collective organizing and cooperative production, presenting new work by Dana Claxton, Jeneen Frei Njootli and the ReMatriate Collective, Christine D’Onofrio and Heather Kai Smith, alongside work by Salish Weavers Guild members Mary Peters, Adeline Lorenzetto and Annabel Stewart. Beginning with the Seventies: Collective Acts is curated by Lorna Brown and is the third of four exhibitions based upon the Belkin Art Gallery’s research project investigating the 1970s, an era when social movements of all kinds – feminism, environmentalism, LGBTQ rights, Indigenous rights, access to health services and housing – began to coalesce into models of self-organization that overlapped with the production of art and culture. Noting the resurgence of art practice involved with social activism and an increasing interest in the 1970s from younger producers, the Belkin has connected with diverse archives and activist networks to bring forward these histories, to commission new works of art and writing and to provide a space for discussion and debate.[more]