Creative Minds: Legacies

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Thursday, 6 October 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Creative Minds

What do we leave behind when our time in a space comes to a close? What have we inherited? What do we pass on to those who remain or have yet to come? Coinciding with Nocturne’s 15th year anniversary, this year's curatorial theme LEGACIES is an invitation for artists and the public alike to consider the lasting intergenerational and intercultural legacies that shape the depths of our interior and exterior lives and collectively move us forward. Join Stephanie Yee and Lux Habrich in a discussion about their shared curatorial vision.

Stephanie Yee (she/her) is a second-generation Chinese Canadian artist and cultural worker based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). Her education includes a BFA in Intermedia from NSCAD University where she began her exploration into community and identity. With a practice rooted in storytelling, her work manifests as gatherings, performance, writing, installation, video, and playing with food. Often beginning with familiar imagery, processes, and materials, Yee playfully interjects as a means of exploring and questioning preconceived notions.

Lux Habrich (she/they) is a multidisciplinary visual artist, arts facilitator, and support worker of mixed Chinese and German heritage. Practicing in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) following an Interdisciplinary BFA from NSCAD University, she is drawn to the immense storytelling capabilities in tactile processes as a means of unearthing buried intergenerational pain and power. Her interest in ritual objects and commemorative practice centres on diasporic experiences of loss and belonging, embodied hybridization in blood and spirit, and honouring the untold stories and unspoken legacies that live inside each of us.

The Creative Minds series hosts community leaders and creatives to respond to current events, exhibitions on view, or artworks in the Gallery. Through conversation, music, poetry, or movement, these events aim to provoke new ideas, explore the unexpected and create more understanding for everyone involved.