Art & Storytelling: Speak Up!

27 August – 14 December 2018
Campus-wide art installations at the Davis Campus, Sheridan College

Illustration of a hand clutching a set of keys. Tara Krebs, excerpt from "You'll Distract the Boys!": A Choose-Your-Own Compendium Of Female Existence, 2018.

The Art & Storytelling series is a Creative Campus Galleries initiative that foregrounds voices and stories from historically marginalized communities through arts-based installations and programs.

Our inaugural installation, Speak Up!, focuses on amplifying women’s voices and experiences through photographs by Mariam Magsi, an illustrated game book by Tara Krebs, a choir performance by artist Annie Wong, and a stand-up comedy night by Anasimone George and her peers at SHADE comedy series. These artists and storytellers make visible some of women’s everyday experiences to spark conversations and support women who want to take up space and be heard.

Speak Up! is presented in collaboration with the Centre for Equity and Inclusion, the Dare to Care Campaign, the Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies, the International Centre, Library and Learning Services, the Sheridan Student Union, and Student Affairs. Together, we work towards an inclusive and supportive environment that nurtures trust, motivates open participation, encourages risk-taking, and inspires creativity.

Download the exhibition brochure here for more information on the artworks, curatorial statement, and a list of counselling and other supportive resources – available for free for all Sheridan students.

Join us for SHADE Comedy on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30pm at The Den (Davis Campus). Free Admission. More info here.

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Image: Tara Krebs, excerpt from her illustrated game book “You’ll Distract the Boys!”: A Choose-Your-Own Compendium Of Female Existence, 2018. Borrow a copy from the library here.