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Bird Radio: Reflections on ecology, children, birds and art roundtable and reception

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Bird Radio: Reflections on ecology, children, birds and art roundtable and reception
When: 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

17:30 - 19:30
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Where: 

MacKenzie Art Gallery - 3475 Albert Street, Regina

Series: 
Association event
Who can attend: 
General public
Language: 
English

This roundtable is a discussion between artists, scholars, educators and young people. The roundtable event is jointly hosted by the MacKenzie Art Gallry in Regina, Saskatchewan and the Association for Research in Cultures of Young People (ARCYP) and will take place at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

“Bird Radio” refers to Bird Radio and the Eames Chair Lounge, a multidimensional artwork by Bill Burns which will be installed in the MacKenzie's new café. The work is part of the art gallery’s permanent collection and includes a radio transmitter, a set of bespoke hand manipulated birdcall apparatuses, a radio receiver, a series of short videos in which children demonstrate the use of the bird calls, and a set of chairs designed by Ray and Charles Eames in the middle of the 20th century.

Speakers: Anthony Kiendl, Executive Director and CEO of the MacKenzie Art Gallery; Bill Burns, artist and creator of Bird Radio and the Eames Chair Lounge; Kris Verral, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Humanities, York University; Jody Berland, Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Humanities, York University; Janine Windolf, filmmaker and Curator of Public Programs, MacKenzie Art Gallery