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Visiting Artist Talk: Brendan Fernandes

November 4, 2019

Artist Talk with Brendan Fernandes

Monday, 4 November 2019, 4:30 pm
Purdy Crawford Centre for the Artsroom 302

Join us for an artist talk with Canadian artist Brendan Fernandes, an internationally recognized Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts. Currently based out of Chicago, Brendan’s projects address issues of race, queer culture, migration, protest, and other forms of collective movement. Always looking to create new spaces and new forms of agency, Brendan’s projects take on hybrid forms: part Ballet, part queer dance hall, part political protest, always rooted in collaboration and fostering solidarity.

At 6:30 pm view a performance-activation of Brendan Fernandes’ installation, The Rite, at the Owens Art Gallery.

All are welcome to attend. ASL interpretation will be available.


Venue Access
Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts
Level entry. Automatic doors can be opened with a push button. Room 302 is on the third level. There is a wheelchair accessible elevator to the second and third levels.

There is one, single-occupancy, gender-neutral, wheelchair-accessible bathroom on the first level and two on the second level.

There are two reserved accessible parking spaces in the King Street Parking Lot, located at the corner of Salem Street and Main Street. All parking on campus is free. See the Campus Map for all visitor parking. mta.ca/map

Owens Art Gallery
The stairs to the Owens from the entrance nearest the University chapel have a handrail. There is also ramp access at this entrance, however, the ramp is steep. The stairs to the Owens entrance off York Street do not have a handrail. The main floor of the Owens is wheelchair accessible. Our second floor gallery is not accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to the second floor. The Owens welcomes guide dogs and other service animals.

Bathrooms (women’s and men’s) are located in the basement and are not wheelchair accessible. Two flights of stairs lead to the basement.

There are two reserved, accessible parking spaces on the York Street side of the Gallery and one in the circular driveway adjacent to the Gallery. All parking on campus is free. See the Campus Map for all visitor parking.
Although the Owens is only partially accessible, our goal is to have a barrier-free facility within the next ten years.

For more detailed Venue Access and Interpretive Services information related to this exhibition, please visit automatismeambulatoire.ca/accessibility

This talk is part of the Visiting Artists Program organized by the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University’s Department of Fine Arts, and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre.

Automatisme Ambulatoire: Hysteria, Imitation, Performance is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

This project was also funded by Mount Allison University, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism Heritage and Culture, and the Government of Canada (Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations).


November 4, 2019
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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