Curate Your Night
Arrive curious. Leave inspired.
The AGB invites you to four evenings of inspiration and celebration.
Be one of the first people in Burlington to experience the beauty the gallery has to offer.
Image: Eddie Grant, Prime Minister Manley shaking hands with Al Hamilton publisher of Contrast Newspaper. Looking on is Anthony Hill, former Jamaica High Commissioner to Canada, 1980.
Join us February 9, 2019 from 6 to 9 PM and celebrate the opening of our Black History Month Exhibitions!
Hosted by the esteemed Evelyn Myrie, the evening is packed with special performances by Hamilton’s own DJ Verse One, singer-songwriter and steelpan/percussionist DJ LuckyStickz, and African dance and drumming collective Akwanba Cultural Exchange.
Ears, Eyes, Voice: Black Canadian Photojournalists 1970s – 1990s is an exhibition that brings together important visual works by Black Canadian Photojournalists Jules Elder, Eddie Grant, Diane Liverpool, Al Peabody and Jim Russell. Their combined archive reveals a comprehensive and rare record that visually documents over three decades of stories that tell the important history of Toronto’s diverse Black communities. Click here to learn more.
Ears, Eyes, Voice is organized and circulated by Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND), and generously sponsored by Scotiabank.
Voices in Black Canadian Narratives honours the work of Joan Butterfield, Nicole Alexander, and Ian P. Grant – each artist brings their own distinct voice to the fabric of Canadian stories and histories. Click here to learn more.
Voices in Black Canadian Narratives is presented in collaboration with the Halton Black History Awareness Society (HBHAS) and the Afro Canadian Caribbean Association (ACCA).
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Your Schedule for the Evening:
6:00 PM – Exhibition Doors Open
7:00 to 8:00 PM – Remarks and Special Performances
8:00 to 9:00 PM – DJ Verse One Performance