When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision,
then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
- Audre Lorde
Hamilton-based artist Mosa McNeilly hosts an art salon for Black women and gender fluid artists.
“I am thinking through an ethic of radical care for Black women artists, and for their work. It is my hope that this intimate gathering will offer generative space for a select group of change makers in Hamilton to engage in discourse about their work and about Black contemporary art in Canada.”
A member of the DAWA Collective, Mosa’s commitment to Black women artists is rooted in Black feminisms, decolonial and queer analysis, and solidarity with Indigenous women artists. She believes it’s critical to cultivate a web of collegial support for Black women artists who generate intersectional dialogue, produce culture, and interrogate systems of oppression in their work. Recently relocated from Toronto, Mosa sees an opportunity in Hamilton to contribute to building infrastructure within the arts sector to support and amplify the work of local Black women and gender fluid artists.
If you self-identify as a Black woman or Black gender fluid artist please follow the link below the Event Tags section to forward your Expression of Interest in participating in this event. A select group of artists will be chosen and will receive an honorarium for their participation.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: https://form.jotform.com/221158638962060
Feel free to forward any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited.
By invitation only.
Photo by Janice Reid