Facilitated by Meera Sethi
Thursday, October 21, 2021
online on ZOOM
Pre-registration is required for this free online event. Please pre-register HERE.
Join artist Meera Sethi in a free artist talk and workshop, Wash ‘n Care, that explores the artist’s three-part, research-based body of work, Unskilled, and a participatory demo of her Wash ‘n Care labels. Unskilled examines the life cycle of clothing from cotton seed to closet and renders the work of care as a slowed down participatory process that confronts and confounds fast fashion. Through the Wash ‘n Care demo we will learn to extend our own practices of care beyond washing, drying, and ironing to include caring for the environment, workers, factories, and our emotional investment in garments. If you would like a Wash ‘n Care label mailed to you in advance of the workshop, please email Sonali at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 7th with your mailing address (while quantities last). Please note that this workshop is open to anyone, anywhere!
Meera Sethi is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose affective, research-based practice explores the body, dress, garments, and materiality from critical, feminist, and anti-colonial perspectives. She engages drawing, painting, fibre, illustration, and performance to think through migration and its relationship to fashion, care, embodiment, and self. Meera’s work is in the permanent collection of the Royal Ontario Museum and the Wedge Collection and has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Mississauga, and the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival among other venues.
WAHC wishes to acknowledge the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Hamilton, the Province of Ontario, CUPE, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, and the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of our exhibitions and ancillary programs.
For more information, please contact Sonali Menezes, Programming and Exhibitions Specialist, at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or email@example.com.