Department of Art graduate student Ashley Jones has won a coveted invitation to the Feminist Art Conference Artist Residency scheduled for May12–26, 2017, at Artscape Gibraltar Point in the Toronto Islands. The residency centers on 10 days with dynamic feminist art-centered programming, time on an island to concentrate on making art in a supportive community, and culminating with an exhibition.
The FAC (Feminist Art Conference) residency will gather artists together who focus on social justice issues such as rape culture, trans-phobia, racism, violence, media representation, cultural appropriation, environmental degradation and impact on Indigenous lands, violence against women, and Islamophobic policies.
The conference aims to create a space that is celebratory, positive, intellectually engaging, and provocative They are committed to this space being trans-inclusive, anti-racist, and intersectional.
The residency will include individual studio time accented with group discussions, communal dinners, film, guest speakers, group and individual critiques, and trips into Toronto for gallery tours and relevant events.
The resulting residency work will be presented in an exhibition at the end of the 10 days and, pending curatorial acceptance, the artwork will be included in a spotlight exhibition at FAC 2017.
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