A full-day artist symposium at Surrey Libraries Central City
To build on the ongoing ideas and discussions sparked throughout the SOFIA Collective’s Edge City Cultural Event Series, Inside/Out: Convergences of practice and community opened the floor for a discussion with artists on how they engage community in their personal practices as well as how community organizers work to create new and unexpected spaces for events, happenings, and art making.
The afternoon featured two discussions—“Intersections: Art Practice in Convergent Communities” and “Lessons Learned: A Survival Guide to Establishing an Artist Run Centre”—with panelists and moderators from throughout the Lower Mainland.
MC Phinder Dulai welcomes everyone to the symposium.
Opening video presentation
Contemporary art in Surrey
Cora Li-Leger and Don Li Leger discuss the video they presented called “Seeking Contemporary Art in South Surrey.”
Intersections: Art Practice in Convergent Communities
Moderator and Surrey-based artist A.S. Dhillon introduces the panel.
Lakshmi Gill reads her poetry and tells her decades-long story of navigating CanLit.
Surrey, BC and Windsor, ON based artist Aaron Moran shows a few images of his new site specific work.
Moderator A.S. Dhillon asks visual artist Aaron Moran about his practice.
Harbhajan Gill discusses his work with the Komagata Maru Heritage Foundation, including the Canada Post stamp produced to commemorate the 100th year since the Komagata Maru incident.
Lessons Learned: A Survival Guide to Establishing an Artist Run Centre
Cease Wyss talks about the many collectives she has been a part of throughout the years.