In today’s art news, Humber College presents Wagari: Dabiyil, Biram – Vessel: Water and Sky exhibit or the Carmichael exhibit.
This exhibit displays the commissioned cyanotype textile created by Sonja, Elisa Jane and Freja Carmichael for Nuit Blanche.
The art piece was one of the commissioned arts by the local government and Humber College for the event last October 1.
The exhibit is currently handled by Humber Galleries, and I got the pleasure of talking with the program lead, Melissa Poliah.
I think there are about four art installations that were specifically commissioned for Nuit Blanche by the city, and Humber, for the first time, was a hub for Etobicoke. It was held for the first time in Etobicoke and Humber was chosen as the hub & Humber College was one of the sponsors.
She says there were about 20 art exhibits throughout the campus, including Assembly Hall and Colonel Samuel Smith Park, during the event.
Next year’s Nuit Blanche will be held at Etobicoke again as they have a two-year contract.
The Carmichael family is a family of weavers from Minjerribah Island, Australia.
So just, you know, really significant, I think, to bring international Indigenous artists to Humber College. It’s really a great opportunity for the students to see a different culture, different type of art. I think, you know, we’re used to seeing Canadian indigenous and you know, First Nations and Inuit art, but to see you know, art from another culture entirely from across the world. It’s really something special.
Sonja Carmichael actually came to see their art during Nuit Blanche, where they spoke more details about the art, her works, and her practice.
This exhibit started from October 31 and will run until December 2, 2022 at L Space Gallery.
That is all for today. I’m Thalia Nualda from Skedline News.