Magick, Mediumship and Contemporary Art by Dr. Grace A. Williams

  • Friday, September 22, 2023
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Online Event

This paper will explore the increasingly pluralistic environment within which artists engage with the supernatural. It draws a parallel between the technological developments that ignited creativity “between worlds” historically, and the contemporary artistic turn towards Magick as a framework to interrogate the onset and acceleration of artificial intelligence.

The online broadcast will feature ASL interpretation. Within a few weeks, the lecture will be posted with ASL at

This event is part of the The Undead Archive

This fall, MAWA is partnering with arts and academic organizations in Winnipeg to produce a deep dive into the intersections of visual arts and the supernatural, inspired by Winnipeg’s history of spiritualist photography. Activities include a photography workshop with former MAWA Artist in Residence Estelle Chaigne (France), a “MAWA Presents” online lecture with Dr. Grace Williams (UK), and the Wendy Wersch Memorial Lecture with long-time MAWA friend Erika DeFreitas. ASL is available for all events upon request.

Free, everyone welcome! Zoom link:

  • Grace A. Williams is an artist, lecturer and researcher based in the UK. Her work uses archival material to explore feminist power dynamics in the history of magic, mythology and the occult.