Sylvia D. Hamilton, The Ledger, 2017, Taken from Guy Carlton's Book of Negroes (1783), Original Historical Document, Image courtesy of the artist.

Artist Talk with Sylvia Hamilton

Date Time: 
Sunday, 15 September 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Join artist Sylvia Hamilton for an engaging talk and discussion on the exhibition Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art. Learn more about this acclaimed Nova Scotia filmmaker and her artist practice.

About the Artist:

Sylvia D. Hamilton is a Nova Scotian filmmaker, writer and artist raised in Beechville, a community established in Nova Scotia, by free Black Refugees from the War of 1812. Her body of work—film, writing and installations— focuses on the history, contributions and life experiences of African Canadians. The work stands in opposition to the erasure of Black Canadians from traditional representations of Canada. She draws on archival sources and collective oral stories to create a counter-memory. Her installations have been shown at the Dalhousie Art Gallery (2013), the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (2014), The Thames Art Gallery in Chatham, Ontario (2015), and Dalhousie's Schulich School of Law in Halifax (2016).