AIC Midterm Meeting 2022 Toronto

The Colour Research Society of Canada is delighted to be hosting the 2022 Midterm Meeting of the International Colour Association (AIC) in Toronto June 13–16, 2022.

The theme, Sensing Colour, offers a great breadth of opportunity for participants from diverse disciplines and modes of inquiry to contribute to colour awareness and knowledge in an interdisciplinary forum. It highlights how colour offers itself to us, in what ways it approaches and engages us, affecting our awareness, and harnessing our attention. In so many diverse ways, and through so many different lenses … colour is being studied as an influential shaper of human experience.

Through all our senses and faculties – through intellectual, cultural and material ways of knowing and feeling – we seek to observe and utilize the remarkable and mysterious energy of colour, whether material or immaterial, whether conceptual or practical, sociological or biological, natural or technological.

About the Venue

The conference will be hosted in the Sharp Centre, Will Alsop’s iconic building in the heart of downtown Toronto, at the Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU), Canada’s oldest and largest school for art and design education. With over 90,000 works in its collection, the Art Gallery of Ontario is steps away, and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardiner Museum, the Textile Museum, University of Toronto and Ryerson University are nearby.

About Toronto

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, with a diverse, multicultural population of 3 million, and many interesting neighbourhoods, accessible on bicycles and public transit. Toronto has a vibrant cultural scene, and offers a rich array of food, art and design, educational and entertainment experiences. Toronto’s harbourfront and the Toronto Islands, accessible by short ferry ride, provide opportunities for outdoor activity and scenery, as do our unique ravine ecosystem and parklands.

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Keynote Public Lecture
Anong Migwans Beam

Anong Migwans Beam is a painter, mother, paint-maker, and curator, living and working in her home community of Mchigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. After studying art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, OCAD University, and the Institute of American Indian Arts, she returned home to be a studio assistant for her father, Carl Beam. Her painting practice is in large-format oil on canvas. She is the founder of Gimaa Radio, Ojibwe-language radio CHYF 88.9FM. She maintains an independent curating practice, and served as director of the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, before leaving to focus on her own practice and the art of paint-making. She is the founder of Beam Paints, where she combines an early education in Indigenous Pigments from her parents Carl and Ann Beam, with a lifelong interest in art and colour. She has always loved the colours pink and green more than anyone should. She collects art, makes art, and is generally obsessed with all aspects therein. She recently showed her work at Campbell House Museum, in Toronto.