Piece By Piece - Event
Alison Cooley (MA Art History and Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies in Visual Culture, 2013) and current Art History master's candidate Natasha Chaykowski have been awarded the Elora Centre for the Arts‘ second annual Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. Their exhibition, titled "I'm feeling Lucky", will be held at the Elora Centre for the Arts October 1-December 1, 2014.
As mentioned in the article, Cooley has just completed an internship with Canadian Art (which included contributing articles to the magazine) and Chaykowski recently won another award: the Canadian Art Foundation Editorial Residency www.canadianart.ca/news/2014/05/22/natasha-chaykowski-editorial-resident/. (Contrary to info in the article, Chaykowski hasn't yet graduated; she is completing her final term this summer.)
The Zdenka Volavka Research Fellowship is facilitating the collaborative research pursuits of Sasha Sobrino and Claire Dykhuis, which include travel to this year’s North American Indigenous Studies Association Conference (Austin, Texas), the Decolonial Summer School: Democracy, Slavery, and the Decolonial Option (Utrecht, Netherlands), and travel to see the exhibition Beat Nation. These research opportunities will contribute to an overarching focus on histories of colonialism, settler and Indigenous relations, nationalist narratives, and art that engages with these issues.