Lodgepole Center Presents: Guest Speaker, Métis Artist and Professor David Garneau
November is Métis Month. For our Métis Monday session, guest speaker David Garneau, Associate Professor Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Regina, joins us to share his expertise on land acknowledgement and contemporary art with our Indigenous art sector and community.
The virtual presentation will take place on Microsoft Teams (the link will go live at the event start time).
About David Garneau
David Garneau (Métis) is Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina. His practice includes painting, curation, and critical writing. He is interested in creative expressions of contemporary Indigenous identities. Garneau recently curated Kahwatsiretátie: The Contemporary Native Art Biennial (Montreal, 2020) with assistance from Faye Mullen and rudi aker; co-curated, with Kathleen Ash Milby, Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound, National Museum of the American Indian, New York (2017); With Secrecy and Despatch, with Tess Allas, an international exhibition about massacres of Indigenous people, and memorialization, for the Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney, Australia (2016); andMoving Forward, Never Forgetting, with Michelle LaVallee, an exhibition concerning the legacies of Indian Residential Schools, other forms of aggressive assimilation, and (re)conciliation, at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina (2015). Garneau has recently given keynote talks in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and throughout Canada on issues such as: misappropriation; public art; museum display; and contemporary Indigenous art. His paintings are in numerous public and private collections.