WCL Series and Public Lecture: The Bell-Sloman Collection: A Fugitive Archive


Jan 31, 2018
07:00 PM until 10:00 PM


The public lecture will draw on current research that examines the ways in which blacks, by the mid to late 19th century, in settlements throughout Southern Ontario, used photography as a critical and powerful tool for self-representation. Her research situates the Bell-Sloman Collection as a "fugitive archive," built with defiance and resistance, in order to preserve, salvage and recover the histories of black Canadian communities whose stories and material artefacts are often left untold of subject to erasure. The exhibition in the Visual Arts Exhibition Space will showcase some of the material presented in the lecture.

Exhibition: Tuesday Jan. 9 to Friday Feb. 9

Regular visiting hours are Tuesday through Saturday 1-5 pm.

Opening reception: Wednesday Jan. 31, 5:30 - 6:30 pm.




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St. Catharines, AB

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