Canadian Art Winter 2017

Canadian Art Winter 2017

Many thanks to Rea McNamara for including my work in Canadian Art magazine’s national survey of 10 artists with forward-thinking practices!  

St John’s, Newfoundland: Afronautic Research Lab

St John’s, Newfoundland: Afronautic Research Lab

The Afronautic Research Lab was in Newfoundland on September 10 2016 as part of the New-Found-Lands exhibition, curated by Pamela Edmonds and Bushra Junaid. The Afronauts excavated local and national histories and engaged the community in this ongoing consciousness-raising project. Check out this wonderful review in the Overcast! http://theovercast.ca/camille-turners-piece-on-nls-role-in-the-transatlantic-slave-trade-is-literally-out-of-this-world/ The A. C. Hunter Public Library hosted […]

Camille Turner in the Canadian Encyclopedia!

I’m honoured to be included in the Canadian Encyclopedia. Many thanks to Alison Cooley for the wonderful profile!   Cooley, A.. R. The Canadian Encyclopedia. (2016). Camille turner. Retrieved March 4, 2016 From http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/camille-turner/.

To the Future and Back : Rencontres de Bamako 2015

To the Future and Back : Rencontres de Bamako 2015

Modibo Keïta Memorial Bamako, Mali 31 Oct. 2015 // 31 Dec. 2015 Commissaires / Curators : Bisi Silva & Yves Chatap To the Future and Back opens new pathways for imagining the future and beyond. The aesthetic explorations of the artists in this exhibition find resonance in their ability to transfigure certain contemporary problems. The […]

HA&L Issue 8 Camille Turner: Hometown Queen by Earl Miller

HA&L Issue 8 Camille Turner: Hometown Queen by Earl Miller

Driving up onto the grounds of Hamilton’s Gore Park, an expectant audience awaits Miss Canadiana as she exits her black stretch limo and hands out souvenir Canadian flags on the way. Afterwards, a lucky few could ride in the limo with her. No one in this enthusiastic throng realized Miss Canadiana had never been officially […]

BigUpBarton

BigUpBarton

                          A  Pop Up storefront museum on Barton Street! I’m excited to be one of three artists in residence at Centre [3] in Hamilton. My project during this one month residency is to reimagine Barton Street by creating a pop up community museum  […]

WANTED

WANTED

WANTED by Camille Turner and Camal Pirbhai Lightboxes, archival newspapers and video Art Gallery of Windsor Border Cultures 3 Exhibition 401 Riverside Drive West January 31 – May 10, 2015 Using performance to embody the detailed descriptions in “runaway slave” and “slave for sale” ads posted by Canadian slaveowners in early newspapers, WANTED presents a […]

Curating in the Haze of Empires

  I will be speaking about my work uncovering and animating the history of slavery on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9am at the Gladstone for the Curating in the Haze of Empires conference presented by OAAG.   OAAG Presents New Conference: Curating In The Haze Of Empires, November 4 – 6, Toronto THREE DAY […]

Speaking at the annual CARFAC conference in Toronto this weekend

Performance Art in Canada on  Saturday Sept 20 1:30 – 3:30 pm Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street This panel discussion will focus on the current status of performance art, within and beyond the genre of visual arts. How does it fit into the programming of such diverse presenters as festivals, artist-run centres, and public museums? […]

OPEN HOUSE 2004

I am participating in Open House 2014, An exhibition of works by 26 Toronto based visual artists. Saturday September 13 • 2pm to 6pm Located in the home at 182 Symington Avenue In its third and final year, artists will use the space to experiment with studio ideas, re-install pieces, and exhibit newly created work, that represent […]