By: Tanya Goncalves
There's been a lot of buzz in the air at the office lately, everyone is chatting about the symposium we are planning for the up coming fall. The LivingArts Hamilton Symposium will be happening October 23rd to the 25th, 2015. The symposium brings together artists and arts professionals to exchange ideas about the everyday realities of being an artist. The symposium includes lectures, panel discussions, workshops and knowledge-sharing for the professional development of artists and arts workers in Hamilton. The entire symposium will take place at the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH), and will begin with an opening reception featuring a series of visual artistic works by local artists, and a musical performance.
The opening reception will be showcasing the work of Westin Nguyen, a GTA based cinematographer and photographer who's work explores a series of different dynamics between artists and professionals, cities and landscapes, food and food production, to animals and wildlife.
The work of local Hamilton artist Ariel Bader-Shamai will also be showcased. Ariel's work consists of hauntingly beautiful photographs, and often Ariel integrates stitching and needle work into her pieces.
The work of Ailish Corbett will also be showcased at the AGH. Ailish's visual works incorporates unique aspects that reflect aquatic life and dreams, while some of her more contemporary works explore electroacoustics and DIY electronics.
Be sure to stay tuned for more details about the Symposium by following our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/livingartshamilton?fref=ts