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In the A Space main gallery and vitrines we are thrilled to open, Practice as Ritual / Ritual as Practice, a group exhibition featuring the works of 10 Black women artists who participated in the historical 1989 DAWA Collective exhibition, Black Wimmin: When and Where We Enter, the first national exhibition to address the exclusion of Black women artists from the visual landscape of Canada. Featuring the work of Buseje Bailey, Marie Booker, Claire Carew, Grace Channer, Dzi…An, Khadejha McCall, Mosa McNeilly, Chloe Onari, Barbara Prézeau Stephenson, and Winsom Winsom. The exhibition attests to and affirms the artists’ sustained practice of producing art that articulates the heterogeneity of perspectives and forms that constitute Black Canadian women’s art today. The works in the exhibition comprise of paintings, photography, text, installations, video, augmented reality, and sculpture. The title of the exhibition refers to the overarching theme that emerges in the works – one of tending to Black histories, presents, and futures through the practice of artmaking – and the labour involved in such a practice.

Critical Art & Culture
The gallery interior