wag long table

April 4, 2014

7pm-9pm

Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd

The Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies and the Winnipeg Art Gallery invite artists, activists, cultural workers, and members of the public to engage with the exhibition Off the Beaten Path: Violence, women and art by joining us for a Long Table Conversation on April 4th.

Off the Beaten Path: Violence, women and art features the work of 30 international artists who engage with issues of gender-based violence.

The Long Table will create a space for discussion that responds to the show and reflects on the role of art in addressing issues of violence.

Conceived by performance artist Lois Weaver, the Long Table is an experimental format for public dialogue. Anyone is welcome to come to the table to make statements, leave comments, ask questions, or simply to listen. We wanted to create an event that would ensure that everyone had an opportunity to speak from their experience.

A limited number of free passes will be made available on April 4th, from 5pm to 7pm, so that those interested in attending the Long Table Conversation will have the opportunity to view the exhibition prior to the event. Only a limited number of passes will be available at the WAG, on a first-come first-serve basis. If you are a student who would like a free pass, please bring your student card.

Child-minding and bus tickets will be available.

There will be ASL-English interpretation provided at this event.

The WAG is a wheelchair accessible space.

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