Department of Fine Arts
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The Longhouse Labs is a program about empowering and creating dedicated space for Indigenous-led experiences and learning. It aims to create sustainable pathways for Indigenous artists that enable Indigenous knowledge and cultural practices to broadly permeate studio art learning.
Fine Arts will be hosting our second inaugural guest artist residency / Longhouse Labs Fellow, Tract Collective. Throughout the week Tract Collective will be on campus, working out of the second floor labs in East Campus Hall (ECH), where they are developing artwork for their upcoming presentation at the 2023 CAFKA biennial. There are also several activities we would like to invite you to join.
Open to all! In honour of Tract Collective being on campus, we are sponsoring a soup day at the Waterloo Indigenous Student Services (WISC). Held on campus at St. Paul's University College.
Immediately following the WISC lunch, come mingle in the University of Waterloo Art Gallery (UWAG). Refreshments will be served! It is a chance to talk to Tract, visit their studio in one of the second floor labs of ECH, and tour the future Longhouse Labs space.
Talena Atfield, Assistant Professor in History will be giving a free public talk in the Modern Languages building, Theatre for the Arts. No registration required to join in-person or virtually through Microsoft Teams.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.