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2019 MAAE MTS PD DAY: Materials, Metaphors and Meaning

October 24, 2019 at7:00 pm


Cash bar. Appetizers will be served.


Launch of Resilience: 50 Indigenous Art Cards & Teaching Guide 
The Manitoba Association for Art Education (MAAE) and Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) are pleased to launch the publication of Resilience: 50 Indigenous Art Cards & Teaching Guide, featuring the artwork of 50 Indigenous women artists. With introduction from Shawna Dempsey, Lita Fontaine, Albert McLeod, and Yvette Cenerini. Samples will be available for viewing!

MAWA is giving one free copy of Resilience: 50 Indigenous Art Cards & Teaching Guide to the library of every public school in Winnipeg, every rural and northern Manitoba school district and division, and every Manitoba Band school.Details: The easy-to-use, bilingual, full colour boxed set is designed to assist educators from kindergarten to grade 12 integrate Indigenous themes, knowledge, history and contemporary realities into the classroom. The art cards and guide have been created specifically to engage with youth: our hope and our future. At the moment, almost all art-related classroom materials feature artworks by dead, white, European male artists. In contrast, the Resilience images are contemporary, provocative, relevant to the issues of today and celebrate the accomplishments of Indigenous Peoples. Through visual storytelling, they will inspire dialogue with respect to racism, our relationship to the land and the environment, Indigenous/Settler relations and more.

Resilience Art Cards & Teacher Guide is a creative response to Call to Action #79 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report: integration of “Indigenous history, heritage values, and memory practices into Canada’s national heritage and history”.


Keynote address: Stephanie Springgay, University of Toronto

In this presentation, Stephanie Springgay takes up materiality in relation to research-creation and pedagogical art practices. While materials are often identified as the substances that create art, materiality is attuned to affects such as feelings, atmospheres and the environment, human and more-than-human bodies that compose aesthetic relations. Grounded in a number of exemplifications – from school-based projects, to large scale public events – materiality, she will argue, is thus concerned with the ethical and political dimensions of art practices.

Stephanie Springgay is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. She is a leading scholar of research-creation with a focus on walking, affect, queer theory, and contemporary art as pedagogy. www.stephaniespringgay.com

Recent Publications:
Springgay, S. & Truman, S. E. (2018). Walking Methodologies in a More-than-Human World: WalkingLab. London, UK: Routledge.

SSHRC funded research projects:
Performing Lines: Innovations in Walking and Sensory Research (PI)

The Pedagogical Impulse (PI)

The Artists’ Soup Kitchen (PI)

Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life (Co-applicant; Stream co-lead)


Followed by drinks and mingling.




October 24, 2019
7:00 pm
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St. Norbert Arts Centre
100 Rue des Ruines du Monastere
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3V 1B9 Canada
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(204) 269-0564