WAAC Member Artists Claire Carew participates in a group exhibition “Practice as Ritual / Ritual as Practice” presented by A Space Gallery and the Centre for the Study of Black Canadian Diaspora

Now until February 23, 2023

Virtual Artist Talk on Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1 – 3pm



Practice as Ritual / Ritual as Practice is a group exhibition at A Space Gallery, featuring the works of 10 Black women artists who participated in the historical 1989 DAWA Collective exhibition, Black Wimmin: When and Where We Enter, the first national exhibition to address the exclusion of Black women artists from the visual landscape of Canada.

The exhibition attests to and affirms the artists’ sustained practice of producing art that articulates the heterogeneity of perspectives and forms that constitute Black Canadian women’s art today. The works in the exhibition comprise of paintings, photography, text, installations, video, augmented reality, and sculpture. The title of the exhibition refers to the overarching theme that emerges in the works – one of tending to Black histories, presents, and futures through the practice of artmaking – and the labour involved in such a practice.


Claire Carew

Born in Georgetown, Guyana. Resides in Toronto, Canada and San Miguel de Allende, México.

Claire Carew is an artist and poet. As a visual artist, she specializes in oil painting and sculpture. Since the 1980s, Carew has exhibited extensively including significant events such as the Romerias de Mayo festival and a solo exhibition in Holguin, Cuba in tribute to the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Taking the adventurous road, Carew also travels globally; often alone seeking out beauty and remnants of times past in several countries, which she says is “Challenging at times yet rewarding.” Carew obtained her Masters of Fine Arts in San Miguel de Allende, México after successfully completing her studies at McGill University. Her paintings and sculptures are held in private collections and public institutions internationally and her poetry and art have been published in textbooks and magazines. Carew is a professional artist who continues to work in Canada and México creating visionary work to inspire many.



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