Events

Publication Launch and Adults Read Their Childhood Writing Open-Mic

Friday, April 8, 2016
7 - 9 PM

Publication Launch and Adults Read Their Childhood Writing Open Mic / Facilitated by Christine Negus

Doors at 7 PM / Free Admission / Cash Bar

FCG and Christine Negus invite you to scour the back of your closet in hopes of unearthing childhood journals, binder scribblings, incomplete 'novels', love notes, etc. We then request your presence at this event - bring your findings to this open-mic style reading. This evening will feature adults reading their childhood writings in front of their peers, friends and strangers. No pressure.

In conjunction with Christine Negus' exhibition, That's all Folks!, FCG will also be launching a publication with writing by Daniella Sanader.

About the artist:

Christine Negus (London, Canada) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer whose works range from ephemeral objects (including glittery party banners, neon signs and artificially-flowered memorial wreaths) to animations and videos that are steeped in an amusingly sweet sadness. She received the National Film Board of Canada’s Best Emerging Canadian Video/Filmmaker award through Images Festival in 2008. Negus received her MFA in 2010 from Northwestern University in Chicago IL and her BFA in 2008 from Western University in London ON. Some of her notable exhibitions and screenings include: CROSSROADS, Queer City Cinema, Artists’ Television Access, Galleri CC, Dunlop Gallery, AKA artist-run, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Media City Film Festival, Art Gallery of York University, Xpace Cultural Centre, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Microscope Gallery, MIX NYC, Dalhousie Art Gallery and Kasseler Dokfest. She has had solo exhibitions at Gallery TPW, gallerywest and Julius Caesar. Her work has been reviewed in numerous publications, including Broken Pencil, The Globe and Mail and Modern Painters.

About the writer:

Daniella Sanader is a writer and researcher currently working as the Acting Assistant Curator at Oakville Galleries. She received an MA in Art History from McGill University, and previously worked at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery/University of Toronto Art Centre. She has written essays and reviews for numerous local and national arts publications and galleries. Her exhibition The Green of Her, which explores Oakville Galleries' permanent collection via the myth of the Loch Ness Monster, runs from January 18th to March 6th, 2016.

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