March 28, 2011 (Calgary, Alberta) – ACAD is pleased to invite the public to join our students, faculty and staff at the fourth annual Fridhandler Lecture on Non-Western Art Practice this March 31, 2011 for a presentation by Maori scholar Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace.
Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace is of mixed Pakeha and Maori decent, and has held research and teaching positions at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand since 1998. Her main area of research focus has been on the Maori’s arts, clothing, textiles and material culture with a broader research interest in the recovery of indigenous Maori science and technologies. Her academic contributions to the field of non-western art practice have engaged her throughout the Pacific region, England, and the United States, and her work has been published worldwide. This will be Dr. Wallace’s first speaking engagement in Canada. Dr. Wallace will be joining ACAD during the surrounding this special public lecture for a variety of in-studio events with ACAD students.
Dr. Wallace’s talk, titled “Tradition and Change in the Maori Arts of Aotearoa, New Zealand”, will examine Maori art practices. Like many non-Western cultures, the Maori people had no specific word for 'art' in their traditional world. What was the significance of this and is it still relevant today? What constitutes Maori art? What changes have occurred and what has caused them? This presentation will focus on the indigenous arts of New Zealand, examining some tradirions and introducing some contemporary artists.
“We are thrilled to be able to welcome Dr. Wallace to ACAD as part of this important lecture series” stated Wayne Baerwaldt, Acting Vice President Research and Academic Affairs. “Her unique point of view, and her international contributions to the field of indigenous cultural research are of great interest to our students and community, and we look forward to hearing her contribution to this important dialogue on non-western art practice”.
The Fridhandler Lecture on Non-Western Visual Art Practice was created by Ellen and Daryl Fridlandler, as part of a gift to ACAD’s Institute for the Creative Process. This public lecture series enhances the college’s ability to bring accomplished visiting artists to speak to our students, faculty, staff as well as our external community and discuss visual arts traditions and practices from non-Western contexts.
Fridhandler Lecture on Non Western Visual Art Practice
“Tradition and Change in the Maori Arts of Aotearoa, New Zealand”
Featuring Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace
March 31, 2011
7:00 pm, Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre
Alberta College of Art + Design | 1407 14 ave NW | Calgary AB
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For more information or to arrange an interview with Dr. Wallace during her time in Calgary:
AnneMarie Dorland, Director of Communications
t. 403.284.7656 c. 403.472.2322 e. AnneMarie.Dorland@acad.ca