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Coffee Chats w/ Jordan Bennett

 Coffee Chats w/ Jordan Bennett

Join OCAD U’s Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) and the RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) for a special in-person edition of Coffee Chats with Jordan Bennett on Thursday June 9, 2022 1-2 PM EDT at Onsite Gallery. 

Date & Time: Thurs. Jun. 9, 2022, 1-2 PM EDT  
Location: Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W. 
RSVP:  https://bit.ly/CoffeeChatJordanBennett  

This event prioritizes the attendance of Indigenous OCAD U students, alumni, and community members. Wearing a mask indoors is mandatory on OCAD U campus.  

Jordan Bennett is a Mi’kmaq visual from Stephenville Crossing, Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland). He lives and works on his ancestral territory of Mi’kma’ki in Terence Bay, Nova Scotia with his partner in life and art Amy Malbeuf. Bennett’s ongoing practice utilizes painting, sculpture, video, installation and sound to explore land, language, the act of visiting, familial histories and challenging colonial perceptions of indigenous histories and presence with a focus on exploring Mi’kmaq and Beothuk visual culture of Ktaqamkuk. https://www.jordanbennett.ca/ 

Jordan’s large-scale outdoor mural, pi'tawita'iek: we go up river and solo exhibition, Souvenir launches at OCAD U June 15, 2022. More details on these exhibitions and additional events at: https://www.ocadu.ca/event/jordan-bennett-x2  

Jordan would love to talk about: Analyzing Mi’kmaq visual language through cultural connections to ancestral objects to remember and reimagine our relations to each other, to our histories and with the land; porcupine quill work; combining historical art and culture with popular culture and community 

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Coffee Chats is a series of casual gatherings with OCAD U’s RBC Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) and industry guests. Hosted in small intimate groups, these gatherings provide a space for group conversations with practitioners who are interested in supporting OCAD U students and grads to offer mentorship, and share their professional insights and journey, while collectively creating a community.  

The Indigenous Student Centre offers a welcoming environment with a wide range of specialized services to support the academic, cultural, social and emotional well-being of Indigenous students at OCAD University. https://www.ocadu.ca/services/indigenous-students