Presented in conjunction with the NIIPA 20/20 exhibition, McMaster Museum of Art presents an online panel discussion with NIIPA’s co-founder and longest-serving director, Yvonne Maracle; former administrative director, Carol Hill; and founding board member and photographer, Tim Johnson.
NIIPA 20/20 presents over 150 photographic works by fifty alumni photographers of the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (NIIPA), an Indigenous arts service organization founded in Hamilton in 1985 which played a critical role in advocating for, supporting, and building up a community of emerging and established Indigenous photographers in Canada and the United States. The exhibition is the culmination of a five-year archival research project shining light on NIIPA.
Moderated by the M(M)A’s Curator of Indigenous Art, Rhéanne Chartrand, this online panel discussion will explore the organization’s work in the 1990s. NIIPA in the 90s builds upon the M(M)A’s 2018 panel which focused on NIIPA’s establishment and early work in the late 80s.
Live ASL interpretation will be provided.
A Hamilton Arts Week Signature event.
Gillian N. Cooper Education Program.