As part of their training, students in ICSLAC’s Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies participate actively in a  studio course, designed to develop curatorial skills through a hands-on approach to exhibition practices. Studio focus either on the visual arts or on interdisciplinary approaches to curating practised in natural and cultural history museums, interpretation/discovery centres, and science centres. They culminate in group exhibitions programed by the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) or other partnering institutions.

PAST STUDIO COURSE EXHIBITIONS

Carleton Curatorial Laboratory (CCL): Quill Boxes from Mnidoo Mnising, May 14 – August 26, 2018, Carleton University Art Gallery: This exhibition presents sixteen quill boxes made by artists from Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island). Read more… Designed and curated in the context of CURA 5001, a visual arts pro-seminar taught by ICSLAC Professor Stephen Inglis. Students curators: Andrew Braid, Mark Bujaki, Christopher Davidson, Hilary Dow, Maham Farooq, Christine Hodge, Alexia Kokozaki, Annika Mazzarella and Rebecca Semple.

Ottawa Museum Network in partnership with the City of Ottawa’s Gallery 112: A unique exhibition and culinary experience inviting museum visitors, local history buffs, and foodies to discover Ottawa’s evolving relationship with food, Morsels of Memory brings food-related stories and artifacts from Watson’s Mill, Goulbourn Museum, and the Diefenbunker together for the first time in a single exhibition. Read more… Designed and curated in the context of CURA 5002, a material and intangible culture pro-seminar taught by ICSLAC Instructor Dr. Trina Cooper-Bolam.

On Location: Human Interventions in the Landscape, May 21 – August 25, 2019, Carleton University Art Gallery: Landscape as a genre and as an understanding of nature as separate from humans is a Western construct. The images by Lorraine Gilbert, Stephen Livick and John Pfahl featured in On Location reflect their exploration of specific sites and their engagement with the genre of landscape photography. Read more… Designed and Curated in the context of CURA 5001, a visual arts pro-seminar taught by ICSLAC Professor Stéphane Roy. Students curators: Amira Ashraf, Tera Bruinsma, Maggie Bryan, Amanda Buessecker, Emilie Hill-Smith, Anna Kim, Jessa Laframboise, Katie Lydiatt, Elizabeth Stewart and Ginny Stovel.

Family Matters, March 8 – May 15, 2021, Carleton University Art Gallery: This exhibition explores the many ways in which artists approach and represent ideas of kinship, community and belonging. Family Matters brings together a compelling range of prints, drawings, photographs and paintings, dating from the mid-1800s to today, selected from CUAG’s collection. These works variously depict tender moments, document public and private spaces, index the everyday and explore familial roles and relationships. Read more… Designed and curated in the context of CURA 5001, a visual arts pro-seminar taught by ICSLAC Professor Stéphane Roy. Students curators: Kendra Anderson, Patricia Berubé, Shaney Kille, Cynthia Morawski, Phoebe Sampey and Rebecca Watson