Pegi Nicol MacLeod (1904-1949), “School Garden” (c.1934), watercolour on paper, detail. Gift of Jack and Frances Barwick, 1985.

An exhibition curated by students of our CURA 5001 studio course (visual arts stream) is currently on display at the Carleton University Art Gallery. Developed under the supervision of Dr. Rachelle Dickenson, Where We Stand brings together artworks selected from CUAG’s collection, made by artists from the eighteenth century to the present, to explore various facets of place-making. Student curators Regatu Asefa, Amanda Boyd, Jasmin Anisa Cardillo, Ashley Carmichael, Sam Nicholls, Leah Ross, Emma Sabry, Gureena Saran are warmly congratulated. The exhibition runs until December 18, 2022. For ore information, consult the Carleton University Art Gallery’s website. CUAG is warmly thanked for its generous collaboration.

Congratulations to all graduate student curators in Dr. Trina Cooper-Bolam’s Studio Course (CURRA 5002, Winter 21) on the launch of the exhibition, Haunted by Sir John A. MacDonald in Sandy Hill: A Virtual Exhibition on A Controversial Figure.  Mounted in partnership with Prime Ministers’ Row and the Ottawa Museum Network, this ongoing virtual exhibition aims to critically present Sir John A. Macdonald’s history and legacy through an artifact-based exhibition, rooted in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood in Ottawa. Read more…  Graduate student curators are Madeleine McDougall, Haley MenardSophie Nakashima and HarukaToyoda.

Patricia Bérubé

Congratulations to Patricia Bérubé (Curatorial Studies Diploma student and Cultural Mediations PhD candidate), who was announced as one of the two inaugural Student Accessibility Champions, helping to shape and inform accessibility across campus. For more information of this announcement and Patricia’s involvement in the READi (Research, education, Accessibility and Innovation) program, read here. Patricia’s full profile can be found on the Cultural Mediations students profile page.

Eryn O’Neill

Eryn O’Neill, a current graduate student in ICSLAC’s Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies, recently presented a conference on “Outings, Research, and Execution”. Her talk was part of Arteast Ottawa‘s Speakers Series. For more information on Eryn’s work: eofineart.

Rebecca Friend

Rebecca Friend is a recent graduate of both ICSLAC’s Curatorial Studies Graduate Diploma and the MA program in Public History. She credits her work in co-curating Morsels of Memory: A Taste of Ottawa’s Food History, an exhibition with fellow Curatorial Studies students,  as inspiration for her MA research.  Friend studied how children and childhood have been represented in Canadian commemorations like monuments and memorials. Along with this research, she also designed a participatory project with a group of children at an elementary school in Montreal where they were asked to design their own monuments to Canadian childhood. For a fuller description of her curatorial research: Incorporating Youth Perspectives in Monuments

Gracia Tenorio-Pearl

Gracia Tenorio-Pearl, Curatorial Studies Diploma, (2020). MA. Art History (Carleton University), MA. International Affairs (Carleton University), B.A. Science of Communications (UPAEP). Gracia is an adjunct professor of Curatorial Studies at Gratz College. She also worked under a Carleton fellowship on a children’s museology research project. Her primary area of research is contemporary Indigenous art. With her dissertation, “Should Mexico be included in the Native North American art conversation?, The Case of Mexican indigenous contemporary artist Fernando Palma’s solo exhibition at MoMA, 2018.” (Supervisor: Professor Carmen Robertson), she has participated in academic conferences in the United States and Canada. She is working on a project that involves research and illustration on this topic.