Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) invites the community to a celebration of its 25th birthday and the opening of four new exhibitions: Always Vessels; Annie Thibault: La chambre des cultures, foraging in time and space; Animate; and HERbarium.

When: Monday, Sept. 11 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Carleton University Art Gallery, St. Patrick’s Building, Carleton University
Info: This event is free and open to everyone. CUAG is a fully accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator.

Media are invited to attend the event.

Alastair J.S. Summerlee, Carleton’s interim president and vice-chancellor, will provide opening remarks at 6 p.m. DJ Memetic will spin live vinyl sets.

“On the occasion of our 25th birthday, CUAG is honoured to be launching these four exhibitions, each of which reflects on the unique ways that artists enable us to see and understand the world in new ways,” said Sandra Dyck, the gallery’s director. “Always Vessels and Animate explore how knowledge is shared, embodied and exchanged over time and between people and in delicate balance with the natural world. Artist Annie Thibault’s experiments in the Carleton biology lab growing underground fungal networks and the fascinating work of women scientists in early 20th century Ottawa featured in HERbarium shed light on our ongoing quest to know more-than-human worlds.”


Always Vessels
Curated by Alexandra Kahsenni:io Nahwegahbow

When: Monday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

Presenting the work of Barry Ace, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Carrie Hill, Nadya Kwandibens, Jean Marshall, Pinock Smith, Natasha Smoke Santiago, Samuel Thomas and Olivia Whetung.

The exhibition features nine Anishinaabek and Haudenosaunee artists whose work is informed by customary ways of knowing and making, revealing how knowledge is embodied and communicated across time and space.

Animate: Diyan Achjadi and Alisi Telengut
Curated by Alice Ming Wai Jim

When: Monday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

Presenting drawings and films by two Canadian artists with transnational ties to Indonesia and Mongolia, Animate explores the interconnections between colonialism, climate change and the vital forces of the universe.

Annie Thibault: La chambre des cultures, foraging in time and space
Curated by Heather Anderson

: Monday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

Using Carleton’s biology lab as a site for collaborative research and experimentation, artist Annie Thibault and Prof. Myron Smith have been cultivating the fascinating underground mycelium networks of mushrooms.

Curated by Josie Arruejo, Chelsea Black, James Botte, Brigid Christison, Michelle Jackson, Sharon Odell and Cindy Stelmackowich

When: Monday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017
The students in a Carleton graduate seminar in women’s and gender studies investigate the little-known history of several women who made vital contributions to the field of botany in Canada, including Catharine Parr Traill and Lady Dalhousie.

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