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Artist Talk: Amy Ash

April 20, 2023April 20, 2023

April 20 at 6:30 PM: Join Amy Ash as she speaks on her creative process for her exhibition, Perennial Bodies.

Amy Ash’s deeply collaborative art practice is dedicated to the potential of emergent creativity as a methodology for collective care. This talk will focus on their new exhibition Perennial Bodies, and lead to thoughts on togetherness and collaborative processes, past projects and the social/climate justice work thread that runs through it all. Part artist talk and part think tank, this event will ebb and flow with gentle audience activity, exploring the power of curiosity, play, and posing questions that may never be answered.

Amy Ash (she/they) is a queer interdisciplinary artist engaged with collective care through processes of shared meaning-making. Her practice flows from curatorial projects and writing to teaching, socially engaged action, and hands-on making. Across disciplines, they trace connectivity through intersections and overlaps between memory, learning, and wonder, to incite curiosity, and kindle empathy. Often working collaboratively, her process seeks to gently disrupt the hegemonic systems that support hierarchy, encouraging connection and carving out space for a polyphony of personal meaning to be created within the context of a shared experience.

Amy has exhibited and curated programmes internationally, with projects commissioned by the National Gallery Lon-don (UK), Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts (MB), and Third Space Gallery (NB).

Of white settler ancestry, they live in Menahqesk/Menagoesg/Saint John, New Brunswick, which sits on the unceeded and unsurrendered territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Peskotomuhkati, and Mi’kmaq Peoples.

If you have any issues booking, please contact us during gallery hours.