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CURRENT EXHIBITION

Installation in the artist garden Installation in the artist garden

A Medicine Plant Held a Ceremony for all those who couldn’t remember if they were in this world or moved on

Artist Statement

Susan Blight and Michael Dellios

A Medicine Plant Held a Ceremony for all those who couldn’t remember if they were in this world or moved on

2022

bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi), assorted native grasses, wood

The last two years have disrupted our habits of assembly. We offer viewers a site to renew and reaffirm our sociality on multiple scales. The concept of gathering is important to this work. We envision the bearberry plant as a teacher and so the being with the knowledge to share is in the middle and around that listeners are encouraged to be seated. The bearberry is holding a ceremony to teach about listening, observing, healing and putting the time in to learn how we might be able to help each other everyday.

Commissioned by the McMaster Museum of Art for a two-year display in the M(M)A Artist Garden.

Curated by: Pamela Edmonds

2022 - 2024

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PAST EXHIBITIONS

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Hand extended horizontally across a plain background, holding hundreds of green and blue needles

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Black and white image of two Black person's head adorned with metal armour and jewelry, connected via a tied braid

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SUBMISSIONS & ASSISTANCE

POLICY:

To promote and stimulate learning, interest and continued enjoyment about the visual arts, the Museum will organize an annual programme of temporary exhibitions for presentation year round.

Exhibition proposals/submissions are accepted on an on-going basis.

The Director/Curator will select and establish the annual exhibition programme in collaboration with the curatorial team. An exhibition schedule will be presented by the Director/Curator to the Advisory Board of the Museum once each year

PROCEDURE:

Proposals are accepted from artists and curators.

REQUIREMENTS:

10-20 digital images, project description, and CV.

View digital image requirements

PLEASE SEND PROPOSALS TO:

Carol Podedworny, Director and Curator
McMaster Museum of Art
University Ave, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L6
podedwo@mcmaster.ca

ASSISTANCE:

The McMaster Museum of Art is a third party recommender for Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Grants.

The 2022-23 program is open from June 23, 2022 until January 13, 2023. Our deadlines for the programming year are:

  • September 15, 2022, 1 p.m. ET
  • December 15, 2022, 1 p.m. ET

Please follow the guidelines established by the Ontario Arts Council, apply directly through their website, and submit the following with your applications:

Brief artist statement
Confirmation letter from the gallery/museum/venue
Budget
CV
Digital images of work