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Jaimie Isaac

38th annual Marjorie Ward Lecture: Curator & artist Jaimie Isaac

April 11, 2022 — 

St. John’s College’s 38th annual Marjorie Ward Lecture is coming up on April 21 at 7pm and will feature curator and interdisciplinary artist, Jamie Isaac with “Inherited Legacies; places of recognition and acknowledgement of Indigenous presence. Reflecting on rising with community, artistic practice and curating with care.”

Isaac is a  member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Treaty 1 Territory and is of mixed heritage. She is the Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria since September 2021.

Isaac is dedicated to making space for womxn, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ voices and decolonizing art and cultural institutions. She served as the Indigenous and Contemporary Arts Curator at the Winnipeg Art Gallery for more than 6 years and has been in other leadership positions in arts and cultural organizations and continues independent projects.

Isaac holds a degree in Art History from University of Winnipeg and a Masters of Arts from the University of British Columbia, with the thesis focus on Decolonizing Curatorial Practice.  Exhibitions curated at the Winnipeg Art Gallery were Nahdohbii: To Draw Water, 2021 (an international curatorial collaboration Triennial), Born In Power 2020, subsist, 2019, ᐃ(co-curated), Behind Closed Doors, 2018, organic, 2018, Insurgence Resurgence, 2017 (co-curated) and Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant, Boarder X (National tour 2016-2022), We Are On Treaty Land, 2016, and Quiyuktchigaewin; Making Good, 2015. Read more about her here.

Ways to Participate

Registration is required.

Please RSVP your preference to Amy [dot] Craddock [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

In-person: Free and open to the public, reception to follow.*
Location: Robert B. Schultz Lecture Theatre inside St John’s College
Virtual: After registering, you will receive an email with a YouTube link to tune-in

 *All in accordance with UM protocols regarding Covid-19. KN95 masks are required*

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