Join artist and curator Maggie Shirley in a discussion about art in public places and her recent role as residency manager at Oxygen Art Centre. Shirley’s talk will include a discussion of the residency process of Mexican artist César Damiån, whom spent the month of August in residence at Oxygen Art Centre. The outcomes of Damiån’s residency will be on exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre during Culture Days. Admission is free and everyone is welcome
Oxygen Art Centre’s Culture Days 2016 schedule:
Friday, September 30th from 1-5pm: Exhibition “Traces” by César Damiån
Saturday ,October 1st from 1-5pm: Exhibition “Traces” by César Damiån (Last day!)
Sunday, October 2nd at 4pm: Artist talk with Maggie Shirley
Culture Days is a nation wide event organized by a non-profit organization dedicated to building a national network of cultural connections devoted to providing Canadians with opportunities to participate in, and appreciate, all forms of arts and culture.
Maggie Shirley’s work is based on thematic research into the human body, environment and technology, primarily taking the form of performance, installation and socially-engaging projects using AR technology. She graduated with an MFA from UBC Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies in 2013. Prior to doing her Masters, she did her BFA at the Limerick School of Art and Design in 2008. While she lived in Ireland, she was honoured to act as an Invigilator for the Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2007). After her undergraduate degree, she returned to Canada and worked at the Banff New Media Institute (The Banff Centre). She is currently living in the Kootenay region of BC where she works at the Kootenay Gallery of Art and continues to make art. Maggie Shirley joined the Board of Directors at Oxygen Art Centre in 2015.