Exhibition of MacMarsh Art Projects and Reading by Daniel Coleman
Art program students will be showcasing work in response to the McMarsh Initiative, a proposal to restore a wetland on the west campus.
At the opening ceremony will be Daniel Coleman, reading from Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place, shortlisted for the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction, winner of both the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-fiction, and Kerry Schooley Award.
From publishers Wolsak & Wynn: When Daniel Coleman came to Hamilton to take a position at McMaster University, he began to ask himself these kinds of questions, and Yardwork… is his answer. In this exploration of his garden – which Coleman deftly situates in the complicated history of Cootes Paradise, off of Hamilton Harbour – the author pays close attention to his small plot of land sheltered by the Niagara Escarpment. Coleman chronicles enchanting omnivorous deer, the secret life of water and the ongoing tension between human needs and the environment. These, along with his careful attention to the perspectives and history of the Six Nations, create a beguiling portrait of a beloved space.
Opening reception: Thursday, January 17, 12:30 pm
Exhibition runs: January 17 – 30, 2019
Location: Dr. Robert and Andrée Rhéaume Fitzhenry Atrium
Artwork: Cait Gautron