Textual and Visual
Representation in the Sir George Williams affair 1969
With Charmaine Lurch
two-hour printmaking workshop uses paper cut out shapes to create stencils that
are then screen printed using a number of inks. Incorporating words and images,
this form of art making can be used
to create visual narratives that re-construct events in representational and abstracts forms.
as an artivist tool in this workshop, can help us recollect
an event, learn about a community’s
experience and make visible the participants, students
supporters, artists, activist, and others who were present at the time.
Charmaine Lurch is an interdisciplinary visual artist,
whose work explores race, and blackness, outside normative racial scripts. She
creatively insists that black life, while certainly shaped by infrastructures
of race, is not wholly defined by them. Working with a range materials, and
reimagining our environmental surroundings—from bees and taxi cabs to The
Tempest and quiet moments of joy, Lurch subtly connects black life and
movement globally, drawing attention to human-environmental
relationalities. Lurch’s holds a Master’s in Environmental Studies from
York University and her work has been exhibited at: the Art Gallery of Ontario,
Montreal museum of Fine Arts, Station Gallery, Toronto Centre for the Arts, The
Gladstone, Nuit Blanche, the National Gallery of Jamaica, and more.