Ideafest 2017

Re-imagining race, art and landscape

ExhibitPerformance
Re-imagining race, art and landscape

How do artists of colour experience race and identity? Grafton Tyler Brown was one of the first professional landscape artists in BC, and the story of his racial identity shifted throughout his career to where he eventually passed for white. Three contemporary artists of colour—Charles Campbell, Kemi Craig and Victoria's youth poet laureate Ann-Bernice Thomas—will perform new work relating to racial identity in response to the UVic Legacy Gallery exhibition, The Mystery of Grafton Tyler Brown.

Presenters: Charles Campbell (performance artist), Kemi Craig (filmmaker) and Ann-Bernice Thomas (poet laureate and second-year UVic student)