Kate Macdonald Artist Talk
April 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
oin us on April 15th from 5PM – 7PM for an artist talk with our current artist-in-residence, Halifax-based artist and activist KATE MACDONALD.This event will include ASL interpretation and will take place over Zoom. Pre-register at https://bit.ly/2PzFpGE…
About the Artist:
Kate Macdonald was born and raised in Halifax, NS. Kate is proudly African Nova Scotian. She studied Performance Acting at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. At the end of 2016 with the political climate swiftly changing around her (en election of a new president), she knew her reaction had to be radical. Out of this desire to make a change, she Founded and Created The Magic Project. Which focuses on bringing marginalized brilliance to the forefront of social media using the arts. Kate is also a Community Facilitator and Youth Programmer. She hopes to continue creating workshops, holding space for community discussions and empowering youth through celebration. Her art practice has always included photography, poetry and performance theatre. But she has been long fascinated with the many avenues that art presents for self-expression, especially around the themes of justice, healing, joy, magic and ancestral connection. Recently, Kate, Trayvone Clayton & DeRico Symonds created an African Nova Scotian community based, youth-led initiative called The Game Changers. After a year of working together in advocacy, activism, and community they decided to collaborate officially. Kate is currently the Branch Manager at the North Branch Memorial Library – a branch that has long been a staple in the African Nova Scotian community….
About Eyelevel Artist Run Centre:
Eyelevel is an arts worker/artist-run organization mandated to present and support the development of socially-relevant and thought-provoking artistic practices locally, regionally and nationally. Eyelevel supports artists through residencies, mentorship, publishing and presentation outside of a traditional gallery context that is accompanied by care-oriented and trauma-informed artistic, professional and personal support. Eyelevel aims to raise public awareness and capacity of our local arts community; particularly artists and arts workers who have been historically underserved and misrepresented in the contemporary art dialogue. Eyelevel strives to be a connector between artists, communities and the broader public, to constantly question the balance of power and work against systemic oppression and discrimination by centring anti-violence and pro-survivor practices. Eyelevel works in treaty to build a more inclusive and caring world through art, and to advance positive change within the arts through its operations, policies and programming.