The Bell-Sloman Collection at Brock University: A Fugitive Archive

The Bell-Sloman Collection at Brock University: A Fugitive Archive

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 19:00

This is a free community event, but tickets are required: wcl-bell-sloman-crooks.eventbrite.com.

This public lecture will draw on current research that examines the ways in which blacks, by the mid to late 19th century, in settlements throughout Southern Ontario, used photography as a critical and powerful tool for self-representation. Julie Crooks' research situates the Bell-Sloman Collection as a "fugitive archive," built with defiance and resistance, in order to preserve, salvage and recover the histories of black Canadian communities whose stories and material artefacts are often left untold of subject to erasure. The exhibition in the Visual Arts Exhibition Space will showcase some of the material presented in the lecture.

Date: Wednesday Jan. 31

Time: 7 pm

Location: MIW Theatre, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts

15 Artists' Common, St. Catharines, ON