Gillian Siddall launches book at Guelph Jazz Festival

Gillian Siddall and Ellen Waterman at book launch
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 4:00am

VP Academic Gillian Siddall launched Negotiated Moments: Improvisation, Sound, and Subjectivity at the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium on Sept. 14. The book, co-edited with Ellen Waterman, is one of a series of books funded by a SSHRC MCRI grant.

Siddall is the founding president of the Guleph Jazz Festival, now in its 23rd year.

From the publisher: “The contributors to Negotiated Moments explore how subjectivity is formed and expressed through musical improvisation, tracing the ways the transmission and reception of sound occur within and between bodies in real and virtual time and across memory, history, and space. They place the gendered, sexed, raced, classed, disabled, and technologized body at the center of critical improvisation studies and move beyond the field's tendency toward celebrating improvisation's utopian and democratic ideals by highlighting the improvisation of marginalized subjects.”

Negotiated Moments: Improvisation, Sound, and Subjectivity is one of a series of books funded by a SSHRC MCRI grant. It is published by Duke University Press.

Figure Ground - Christina Sealey Exhibition

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 2:00pm to Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 10:00pm

Please join Illustrator Christina Sealey on Friday, October 16th from 6 -9 pm for the public reception of her exhibition, Figure•Ground at the Boarding House Gallery in Guelph.

This show officially opens next Tuesday, October 7th and will run until November 21st. This is a unique show for me in that it will feature her figurative work from 1998 - 2015, covering nearly 20 years of her painting practice. The exhibition includes generous loans from a number of private collections and from the public gallery, the Varley Art Gallery of Markham. This exhibition was also generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Venue & Address: 
Boarding House Gallery 6 Dublin Street South Guelph, ON
A woman on stage wearing a costume


Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 4:00am

Exhibition Reception & Sculpture Unveiling: Thursday, September 25th at 7:00 pm

Artists Talk: Tuesday, October 7th at 12:00 pm

Featuring new and recent work by Toronto sculptor Gord Peteran

This exhibition includes objects made from brass, wood, and found objects as well as graphite drawings on paper. Through his art, Peteran strives to reveal furniture’s role as a multi-faceted body prosthetic, both physically and conceptually. Peteran’s latest works are driven by the notion that “objects of the home reveal our deepest struggles.”

Peteran’s largest and most recent sculpture in brass, Artifact of Invention, is the 38th outdoor installation in the sculpture park, commissioned by MSAC with support from the Florence Partridge Fund and from the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance Program.

Venue & Address: 
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre 358 Gordon Street Guelph, Ontario