SAVE THE DATE!
SATURDAY MAY 8, 2021
Join the Bi+ Arts Festival for a celebration of World Collage Day, 2021. It’s a fun afternoon of extravagantly queer collage collaboration! Music, conversation, short presentations from special guest artists, links to our favourite bi and queer collage inspired film and video, and making collages together!
The party will be hosted on zoom. Register in advance for this meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.
At the collage party, we will gather virtually to make and share collages (if people want, we will combine them all into a e-zine). All ages welcome.
The party is co-hosted with Crafty Bi Nature (Ottawa) and Toronto Bi+ Network, but is open to guests from around the world.
We will be sharing short films by bisexual, queer, pansexual and 2spirit artists who employ collage techniques.We will also have special visitors — two guest artists whose work is influenced by collage will join us to show their work and tell us a bit about their background, what attracted them to collage, and a bit about their process of making.
This is a bi+/pan/2s/queer-centred, all-inclusive event. You do not need to identify as LGBT2Q+ to attend – friends and allies welcomed. But we do centre and value bi+ experiences and voices in this space.
OUR GUEST ARTISTS
Apanaki Temitayo M.
Apanaki Temitayo M. will be joining the collage party on Saturday May 8th to share the creative process that informs her large-scale textile collages. Apanaki is a Black, Trinidadian, and bisexual author, spoken word poet, actor, multimedia artist, art facilitator and mother.
She is CAMH’s first Artist-in-Wellness, where she also teaches workshops about creativity and art therapy. Apanaki’s exhibition “Femme de Fleur” was recently featured in a two-story window display at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.
On the right: Apanaki Temitayo M. Nina Simone Fragmented- Mississippi Goddamn (2015). Acrylic, Textiles, Shells, Crystals, Beads, Sequins.
Karen Miranda Augustine
Visual artist Karen Miranda Augustine will be presenting a brief slideshow and chatting about her assemblage and collage work at the collage party, May 8th.
Karen Miranda Augustine is a Canadian mixed-media artist whose works have exhibited in Canada, the US, Scotland, and Haiti.
She has been published and cited in various books and publications, including Caribbean InTransit Arts Journal, The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts (Cleis Press), The Art of Reflection: Women Artists’ Self-Portraiture in the Twentieth Century (Columbia University Press), and Ghetto Biennale / Geto Byenal: 2009-2015 (Central Books).
On the left: Karen Miranda Augustine. Street Post: Church & Isabella (2020). Mixed Media.