Art and Social Justice, an evening with Alan Syliboy
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Through art pieces and film clips Alan will share his life’s work and experiences as a Mi’kmaq artist. The evening will also include an engaging conversation with students and the wider audience.
Alan Syliboy is an internationally renowned Mi’kmaq artist, filmmaker, musician and social justice advocate whose works have inspired renewed community pride in Mi’kmaw culture and heritage. A recipient of the 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, Mr. Syliboy shares his creativity to engage youth and advocate for environmental sustainability, nation-building and reconciliation.
The Coady Chair in Social Justice at St. Francis Xavier University honours the spirit of Dr. Rev. Moses Coady and the leaders of the Antigonish Movement by bridging local and global concerns, involving the community, and encouraging an interdisciplinary approach to issues. The Chair is an important means to deepen St. Francis Xavier (StFX) University’s commitment to its service to society's mission, to develop student’s understanding and sense of social responsibility, and to support the Coady International Institute as a centre for global citizen leadership and social justice at StFX.
Organized by the Coady International Institute in conjunction with the StFX Department of Anthropology and the StFX Art Gallery
METHODOLOGIES FOR TOURISTS BY MATHIEU LEGER OCTOBER 6 – NOVEMBER 6.
(in concert with ASAP Artist Run Centre)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 6 @ 7:00 pm.
PERFORMANCE & VERNISSAGE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 @ 7 pm.
October 5 marked the offical launch of the McNeil Gallery 2nd floor Schwartz School of Buisness. It was celebrated with the opening of the Working Studio / Gallery Exhibition of Alan Syliboy the 2016 Coady Chair of Social Justice. This event will run Oct 6 - November 18th/, Stay posted for Gallery Hours
World Premiere of Magdalena Randal’s provocative film “Scene from Above, the sound of a bird” Friday Sept 23, 7pm Nicholson Hall RM 151 StFX University
Crafted as a Cinema Poem this visual/audio piece eschews traditional film narratives save its running time of 68 minutes. The film was presented as a work in progress at the Marseilles Instants Video Festival, The Video Poetry Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the e-poetry festival in London, England.
Due to its mature subject matter and intense visual effects the film is suggested for adults over the age of 18. Admission is free
Magdalena Randal and Co-producer Kahlin Whatley (NYC PostWorks) will be in attendance. Following the film the floor will be open for discussion
For more information on the film and artist please visit: https://magdalenarandal.wordpress.com