Digital filtered photograph of Allison Yearwood , taken by Charmaine Green

First Fridays

First Friday - What Can’t the Gallery Hold? (Blackness, apparently…) by Allison Yearwood

  • December 3, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Online with Zoom or Facebook Live

Free! Watch online with Zoom or Facebook Live or come in person to MAWA at 611 Main St. Please bring your proof of vaccination and wear a mask to attend in person. 

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89247494643

Please bring your proof of vaccination and wear a mask to attend the lecture in person.

With the recent “Blackout” of the international and national art scenes, new and old Black art leaders, artists, intellectuals and curators have finally been given space and influence in art spaces. But are those spaces ready to support, understand and, more importantly, produce the conversations, ideas and work that these folks are bringing? Can the art space be a brave space for us to trust?

Live ASL interpretation will be provided. Auto-captions are available if you watch the lecture with Zoom.

If you are unable to watch the lecture live it will remain posted on our Facebook page. It will also be recorded, closed captioning added and then posted here by the end of December.

  • Allison Yearwood

    Allison Yearwood returns to her hometown of Winnipeg from the Banff Centre, where she was Program Manager in the Indigenous Arts Department. Previously, Yearwood served as Art and Business Manager at Yamaji Art, an Aboriginal art centre in Australia; General Manager of the Collective of Black Artists in Toronto; and Programming and Events Coordinator at the Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. She is currently the Executive Director of Plug In ICA.