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Introduction to the Development of Indigenous Art History

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
3:00 pm

The Department of Visual Arts and Western's Indigenous Artist-in-Residence, Kelly Greene, is pleased to welcome artist, writer and Woodland Cultural Centre's curator, Patricia Deadman, in a blended onsite and live-streamed presentation: 

A Brief Introduction to the Development of Indigenous Art History in Canada 

Patricia Deadman, Woodland Cultural Centre  

Please join us for this live-streamed public presentation, which will address the story of the Woodland Cultural Centre and its place in Indigenous art history as it approaches its 50th anniversary next year.  

The Woodland Cultural Centre's (WCC) curator Patricia Deadman will describe the crucial contributions of Tom Hill, former WCC director and internationally recognized leading expert on Indigenous art. Deadman will outline the significance of the Indian Hall of Fame, its connection to Expo '67 as a pivotal shift in Indigenous art history and significant milestones along the way. 

As an artist, curator and writer for over 20 years, Deadman will also share the many "firsts" she has been involved in throughout her career.  

Patricia Deadman studied Fine Arts, Fanshawe College (London, ON) and obtained her BFA from the University of Windsor. Her lens-based work has been exhibited since the '80s and collected in public and private collections throughout Canada, the USA, Mexico and UK. Deadman is a former curator of the MacKenzie Art Gallery (Regina, SK) and was a member of the Canada Council Aboriginal Curators Delegation to the Venice Biennale (2009) and the Sydney Biennale (2010). 

This event is presented in partnership with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Department of Visual Arts, SASAH and Western's Office of Indigenous Initiatives. 

Kelly Greene
Jennifer Martin

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