Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Timing, they say, is everything.
Guerilla magazine’s long-anticipated 10th anniversary celebrations this March (including the community-wide GuerillaCRAWL event series) gained major momentum recently when a collaborative agreement came together with Ottawa’s Gallery 101. A stalwart proponent of contemporary visual art, G101 will open its new 2,400-square-foot space at 51B Young Street in Little Italy in late March and will partner with Guerilla for two “ground level” cultural events.
First, the Saturday, March 22 opening night of Turning the Page will be part of the GuerillaCRAWL series of events. Turning the Page is a group exhibition organized by G101 in partnership with H’Art of Ottawa, the National Arts Centre, SAW Gallery, Arts Access Australia, and experimental musician Jesse Stewart.
Second, for the blockbuster 10th anniversary GuerillaLIVE event on Saturday, March 29, Guerilla will return to the new G101 space to co-host the launch of the 10th anniversary edition and celebrate Guerilla’s decade of culture at ground level.
“The stars have aligned and this partnership with Gallery 101 is perfectly timed,” said Guerilla’s founding editor Tony Martins. “And because Gallery 101’s programming is community-centric and inclusive—the philosophy is also a perfect match for Guerilla. We are thrilled to include the gallery’s new space in the GuerillaCRAWL and host our 10th anniversary event there.”
To help mark a decade of "culture at ground level" this March, Guerilla will collaborate with individuals and groups from across the Capital Region to present GuerillaCRAWL, a sequence of 10 community-centric cultural offerings held on 10 consecutive nights.
The series—a mix of performance, exhibition, and spectacle—will broadly celebrate culture in our community and conclude with the launch of Guerilla’s 10-year special print edition at GuerillaLIVE #39 on Saturday, March 29.
CRAWL events can involve unconventional performance, visual art, installation, etc., and innovative use of space is highly encouraged.All CRAWL events will be featured in Guerilla’s special 10-year edition, online and in print.To begin conversations on an event idea: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Gallery 101
Gallery 101 is an artist-run centre dedicated to the professional presentation and circulation of visual and media arts. The gallery programs community events, workshops, and professional development opportunities for artists, curators, writers and critics.
Gallery 101’s new space will serve as home for a consortium of arts organizations that includes ICMI, Indigenous Culture & Media Innovations; Asinabka: Film & Media Arts Festival; and Niigaan: In Conversation. See additional details about these organizations below.
Turning the Page will be an exhibition of works on paper by more 50 artists from H’Art of Ottawa and Arts Access Australia, two not-for-profit organizations that provide opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to make art. The exhibitionwill also feature a multi-media musical theatre piece performed by composer/percussionist Jesse Stewart and H’Art of Ottawa artists at the National Art Centre’s 4th Stage.
ICMI is an Indigenous media arts production centre. ICMI supports Aboriginal/Inuit communities with access to professional development, projects, productions, facilities, and equipment for artists at all stages of development.
About Asinabka: Film & Media Arts Festival
Asinabka: Film & Media Arts Festival is an annual Indigenous film and media arts festival in the Nations Capital that allows independent artists-national, international, Indigenous, non-Indigenous-to share, present, and disseminate their work.
About Niigaan: In Conversation
Niigaan: In Conversation is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to relationship building between Indigenous peoples and settler Canadians. Through events, workshops, community actions and partnerships, Niigaan: In Conversation looks to provide the time and space to have discussions that educate and engage.