Register now for an artist talk with self-taught contemporary ceramics artist, Christine Nnawuchi. As a self-taught ceramicist, Christine has had an exciting journey as an artist. For the first time ever, her pieces will be on display at Harbourfront Centre in our partnered exhibition: Where She Went, We Thrived.
Sign up for our artist talk to delve deeper into her artistic journey, get a look inside her home studio, and explore her creative process.
This talk will be moderated by the Executive Director of Nia Centre and Curator, Alica Hall.
Christine is a self-taught Caledon-based contemporary ceramics artist whose work celebrates the beauty in imperfection, reminiscent of an ancient time. She is inspired by ancient African ideas, cultures and principles. She creates objet d’art with their own tales and history, and endeavours to recreate mythology in a magnificent way.
Christine’s work unearths the work space of an ancient healer and the matriarch of an ancient village. These are the items left behind when your village is ravaged by tribal wars, drought, fire or famine, these are the items left behind when you’re fleeing your community and home. Some pieces are utilitarian, some are adornments, others tools. These white porcelain sculptures are the remnants of the past, ghostlike and bright. They are the contemporary evolution of the instruments of life found within the walls of abandoned ancient homes.
Alica Hall has a professional background in strategic communications, issues management and event management, having served as a Communication Specialist for both United Way Greater Toronto and St. Joseph’s Health Centre. As the executive director of Nia Centre for the Arts, Alica is now heading up the development of Canada’s first professional multi-disciplinary arts facility dedicated to supporting and showcasing Afro-diasporic art. She’s also the curator of Where She Went, We Thrived.
Where She Went, We Thrived is an exhibition in collaboration with Harbourfront Centre and supported by TD, that explores the magic and tenacity of Black womanhood. Black women have shaped the world we know today, and this exhibit pays tribute to the tools, strategies and traditions our ancestors wielded for their survival—enabling future generations to succeed.
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