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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Sat March 21, 2020
10:30 am  – 4:30 pm
Kamloops Art Gallery (465 Victoria St #101, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9, Canada)
Free
Arts & Culture, Creative Class or Workshop


Art+Feminism is a global do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others campaign teaching people of all gender identities and expressions to edit Wikipedia with the goal of improving content on cis and trans women, the arts and feminism on Wikipedia. Join us at the downtown branch of the Kamloops Library for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art and feminism.

We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, childcare and refreshments. Bring your own laptop—or borrow one of ours—and your ideas for entries that need updating or creating. For the editing-averse, we urge you to stop by to show your support.

RSVP in advance for childcare. Please stop by the Gallery or contact us by phone at 250.377.2400.

We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate, particularly transgender and cisgender women.

Want to get started early? Join us for one of our drop-in learn-to-edit sessions. No registration is required, just bring your laptop or tablet and your enthusiasm! Please note, we will not have laptops available for loan at these sessions.

Thursday, February 20 // 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 4 // 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 7 // 1:00 to 3:00 pm

CC image courtesy of RyanMinkoff on Wikimedia Commons, 2019

All Ages


Kamloops Art Gallery
City Centre

About Kamloops Art Gallery

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The Kamloops Art Gallery is a registered charity and not-for-profit society.

Incorporated in 1978, the Kamloops Art Gallery serves residents of and visitors to Kamloops (pop. 82,000) and the surrounding Thompson-Nicola Regional District (pop. 124,000) as well as national and international audiences.

In 1998, the KAG moved to a purpose-built civic building, designed by award-winning architects Peter Cardew and Nigel Baldwin, which also houses the Thompson-Nicola Regional District offices and the Kamloops branch of the TNRD Library System. The 20,853 square foot Gallery includes 4,500 square feet of exhibition space, an admissions/store area, two multipurpose studio/workshop/lecture rooms, a packing and acclimatization area, the collection storage vault with an adjoining workroom and, on a mezzanine above, administration and curatorial offices along with a research library. In 2006, the KAG was designated a Category “A” institution under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act.

The Gallery’s annual attendance has ranged between 24,000 and 37,000 over the last five years. It enjoys a national reputation for its touring exhibitions and publications and has developed relationships with national and international artists, curators, critics and scholars. The KAG is also well respected for its exhibitions, events and educational and public programs through activities organized and presented in the community and region involving both contemporary and historical art. Its collection as of December 2012 consists of 2,700 works that primarily reflect the Gallery’s exhibition history. In 2005, the KAG co-commissioned with the University of British Columbia’s Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery Canada’s participation in the 51st Venice Biennale with the work of Rebecca Belmore.

Governed by a Board of Trustees, the KAG maintains an effective organizational structure that includes a Management Team led by the executive director, a Program Team led by the curator and a Development Team led by the manager of operations. Teams meet monthly to report, evaluate, problem solve and plan.

Vision

The Kamloops Art Gallery brings art, artists and communities together.

Mandate/Mission

The Kamloops Art Gallery is the principal gallery in the Southern Interior of British Columbia supporting contemporary and historical visual arts and practices on a local, national and international level. The KAG acknowledges art to be an essential part of the human experience in nurturing a healthy society. As a leading cultural institution, the KAG is an integral part of the fabric that draws intellectual, social and economic opportunities to our province and to our region.

The Kamloops Art Gallery fosters enjoyment of and interest in the visual arts by researching, developing and producing exhibitions, publications and programs that engage, challenge and inform its various audiences. The Gallery also oversees the development and preservation of a permanent collection that includes regional, national and international art in all media. It also strives to create rewarding opportunities for visual arts professionals and the public.

Guiding Principles

  • Committed to art, artists and audiences
  • Collaborative, respectful and ethical
  • Tolerant, inclusive and diverse
  • Relevant to local and regional communities
  • Striving for excellence
  • Fiscally responsible
  • Sustainable


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