Featuring new works by: Ian Carr-Harris and Yvonne Lammerich, Dave Dyment, Lee Henderson, Nina Levitt and Jessica Vallentin with selected items from the Givins/Shaw Junior Public School historic archives, and artwork by Grade 4, 5 and 6 students from Givins/Shaw Junior Public School.
Curated by: Heather Nicol
Curator Talk: Tuesday, January 7, 7:00 pm, FREE in the Youngplace Coffee Pub
Opening Vernissage: Thursday, January 9, 7:00 pm, FREE in the Youngplace Coffee Pub
UnArchive features new works by artists Ian Carr-Harris and Yvonne Lammerich, Dave Dyment, Lee Henderson, Nina Levitt and Jessica Vallentin, who have been granted access to the rich Givins/Shaw Junior Public School archival collection comprised of records and data, photographs of classes and teams, trophies and plaques, scrap books, press clippings, snapshots and more, packed into locked closets and an over-stuffed vitrine. This remarkable treasure trove has inspired and provoked creative responses in sculpture, installation, assemblage, text and photo based works. The exhibition also features historic and pedagogic displays, along with artworks by current Grade Four, Five and Six students from the Givins/Shaw J.P.S.
Note: Unarchive will unfold and develop in synch with the architectural completion of the building, with some elements currently on display, and the full exhibition to be celebrated during its opening vernissage on January 9 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Photo: Lee Henderson