COBOURG, ON (March 4, 2023) – The Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN) is pleased to invite the public to view current exhibition, How Far Would You Go, showcasing photography through a research project called Photovoice through local charitable organization Green Wood Coalition, opening today, Saturday, March 4, 2023, and closing April 1, 2023.
The How Far Would You Go exhibition presents a participatory art research project called Photovoice. This research project is a sharing of stories, perspectives, and experiences through photography in an expressive and visual way. The resulting powerful images are used to advocate for social justice and positive change.
“As we shared pieces of our lives, we discovered new connections, listened, and learned more about each other. If we were acquaintances before this, we are now friends,” said the Photovoice collaborators, in a shared statement. “We became more comfortable talking honestly about ourselves, how we feel, and how we wanted, or didn’t want, to be seen by the world.”
Invited by Green Wood Coalition, the participants of Photovoice include Chris Kneilands, Emerson Glasspool, Kayla Gibson, Tiffany Palfrey, and Virginia Bailey. Throughout November 2022 until February 2023 the group gathered weekly sharing experiences and common interests to pilot this new community project.
“We saw this as a way to share alternative perspectives that often remain hidden in the light of day. As we thought about shared ideas, we found the piece, How Far Would You Go, to be a familiar but also provocative image, regardless of the viewer’s standpoint, and landed on this question as the theme for our group exhibition at the Art Gallery of Northumberland.”
More Information on the Exhibition
- Name of Exhibition: How Far Would You Go
- Artist: Community Group Green Wood Coalition & Members of Photovoice
- Exhibition Dates: March 4, 2023, at 12 p.m. until April 1, 2023.
- Exhibition Celebration: March 11, 2023, at 1 p.m.
- Artist Statement: Visit ca
- Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10-4 p.m., Saturday from 12-4 p.m.
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