Lindsay Delaronde Named Acting Aboriginal Curator of Open Space Arts Society

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June 1, 2018
 
Lindsay Delaronde Named Acting Aboriginal Curator of Open Space Arts Society
 
Victoria, BC - The interim Board of Directors of Open Space Arts Society today announced the appointment of Lindsay Delaronde as Acting Aboriginal Curator of the artist-run centre located in Victoria from June 1 to October 1, 2018.
 
Lindsay Delaronde was born and raised on the Kahnawake reservation and has been a professional artist for the past five years. Delaronde holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Victoria. Recently, Delaronde completed her second Master’s degree in Indigenous Communities Counselling Psychology from UVIC.  Delaronde is currently the City of Victoria Indigenous Artist in Residence.
 
"We’re grateful that Lindsay is joining the team at Open Space and are impressed by her critical practice, deep relationships in the community, and open, welcoming attitude,” noted Charles Campbell, interim Board Chair of Open Space.
 
Delaronde's areas of research are based in Contemporary and Traditional First Nations art, expressive arts therapy, and working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples within the arts and counseling. Her research focuses on healing, land-based, collaborative practice, cultural resurgence, and social/political activism through the arts.
 
Open Space has posted the permanent position of part-time Aboriginal Curator at http://openspace.ca/opportunities. The deadline for letters of interest is August 1, 2018.
 
The incoming Aboriginal Curator will continue the work previously undertaken by activating curatorial methods based on Indigenous worldviews, concepts and values. The Aboriginal Curator will create contexts - multiple entry points - by which Aboriginal communities can experience contemporary art on their own terms by upholding the principles and protocols related to Indigenous cultural self-determination. The Aboriginal Curator will also engage with non-Indigenous audiences by providing opportunities for them to learn about and discuss Aboriginal contemporary art.
 
Open Space is an artist-run contemporary arts centre located at 510 Fort Street (second floor) in downtown Victoria.
 
Media contact: Sandra Hudson
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Media Release Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are on unceded First Nations territory. The City of Victoria and the surrounding areas lie on the territories of the Lekwungen and Coast Salish peoples, including the Esquimalt, Songhees, and W̱SÁNEĆ First Nations.
Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 15 stairs. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal.