'Sauga Slam at the AGM
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

'Sauga Slam at the AGM

FREE | Suggested Donation of $5 or PWYC | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom |Coffee and light snacks provided

Calling all wordsmiths to the second edition of:

‘Sauga Poetry Slam at the AGM

A once-a-month evening of poetry, spoken word and friendly competition. Curated by Qurat Dar and Hamzah Amin. There will be an open mic component, where you can sign up for a 5-minute timeslot to perform, as well as a slam that will be judged and scored. The rules of the slam are as follows:

  • no hate speech

  • original work only

  • no props/costumes

  • no musical accompaniment

  • 3 minutes per poem with a 10 second grace period

  • have 2 potential poems ready as it is a 2-round slam

  • poems do not have to be memorized

Spaces are limited so sign up early. If you’d rather not perform, we’re always looking for audience members and judges!

So go on, let the poet in you out!

Curators:

Qurat Dar (She/Her) is an engineering student at the University of Guelph and an emerging author and spoken word artist. She has work currently in Augur Magazine, The Temz Review, and Anathema Magazine, among others, and is a Best of the Net finalist. Qurat is currently part of the Art Gallery of Mississauga’s EMERGENCE artists’ collective, and won a 2019 Ron Lenyk Inspiring Youth Arts Award. She was also recently a finalist in the 2018 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) and the 2019 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS), placing 4th and 6th in the country, respectively.  

Hamzah Amin (He/Him) is a creative portrait and wedding photographer based out of Mississauga, Ontario. Having received his undergraduate degree in global business and digital art from the University of Waterloo, and working with local startups and independent clients, Hamzah is an established digital media creator with experience working in fashion, film, and art direction. He has recently been published in PAPER magazine and Netflix Canada but he also works closely with local NGO's such as Interim Place and Moyo (Peel Health Aids Network) to support the efforts of the local community. Hamzah is a first generation Pakistani-Canadian whose heritage and lived experience are reflected in his aesthetic sensibilities. His design philosophy is informed by the belief that visual design and photography serve as powerful tools to convey the multiplicity and ineffability of identity in an elegant and sincere depiction.

View Event →
Make-Unmake Mandala
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Make-Unmake Mandala

You are invited to Make-Unmake Mandala, a border crossing: creating parallel histories workshop.

Join Arts Educator Sheniz Janmohamed as she makes and unmakes nature mandalas/land art inspired by the flora, fauna and landmarks of Mississauga.

A mandala translates as 'circle' from Sanskrit. The mandala is often used a symbolic tool for ritualistic practices in Buddhist and Vedic traditions. Nature mandalas are created by sourcing found materials in nature and allowing patterns to develop through the act of making, rather than planning. Mandalas are destroyed/taken apart after being created, as a reminder of the impermanence of all things.

Spaces are limited, register on eventbrite to secure your spot!

Image Courtesy of Sheniz Janmohamed.

View Event →
Make-Unmake Mandala
Oct
26
1:00 PM13:00

Make-Unmake Mandala

You are invited to Make-Unmake Mandala, a border crossing: creating parallel histories workshop.

Join Arts Educator Sheniz Janmohamed as she makes and unmakes nature mandalas/land art inspired by the flora, fauna and landmarks of Mississauga.

A mandala translates as 'circle' from Sanskrit. The mandala is often used a symbolic tool for ritualistic practices in Buddhist and Vedic traditions. Nature mandalas are created by sourcing found materials in nature and allowing patterns to develop through the act of making, rather than planning. Mandalas are destroyed/taken apart after being created, as a reminder of the impermanence of all things.

Spaces are limited, register on eventbrite to secure your spot!

Image Courtesy of Sheniz Janmohamed.

View Event →
Make-Unmake Mandala
Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

Make-Unmake Mandala

You are invited to Make-Unmake Mandala, a border crossing: creating parallel histories workshop.

Join Arts Educator Sheniz Janmohamed as she makes and unmakes nature mandalas/land art inspired by the flora, fauna and landmarks of Mississauga.

A mandala translates as 'circle' from Sanskrit. The mandala is often used a symbolic tool for ritualistic practices in Buddhist and Vedic traditions. Nature mandalas are created by sourcing found materials in nature and allowing patterns to develop through the act of making, rather than planning. Mandalas are destroyed/taken apart after being created, as a reminder of the impermanence of all things.

Spaces are limited, register on eventbrite to secure your spot!

Image Courtesy of Sheniz Janmohamed.

View Event →
Make-Unmake Mandala
Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

Make-Unmake Mandala

You are invited to Make-Unmake Mandala, a border crossing: creating parallel histories workshop.

Join Arts Educator Sheniz Janmohamed as she makes and unmakes nature mandalas/land art inspired by the flora, fauna and landmarks of Mississauga.

A mandala translates as 'circle' from Sanskrit. The mandala is often used a symbolic tool for ritualistic practices in Buddhist and Vedic traditions. Nature mandalas are created by sourcing found materials in nature and allowing patterns to develop through the act of making, rather than planning. Mandalas are destroyed/taken apart after being created, as a reminder of the impermanence of all things.

Spaces are limited, register on eventbrite to secure your spot!

Image Courtesy of Sheniz Janmohamed.

View Event →

Emergence Talk
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Emergence Talk

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Refreshments Provided

You’re invited to join the Emergence artists at the Emergence round table as we reflect and discuss this year’s mentorship program - honing artistic practices, diversity and equity in the arts, arts marketing and much more. Poet Qurat Dar will also be performing one of her poems.

View Event →
Make-Unmake Mandala
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Make-Unmake Mandala

You are invited to Make-Unmake Mandala, a border crossing: creating parallel histories workshop.

Join Arts Educator Sheniz Janmohamed as she makes and unmakes nature mandalas/land art inspired by the flora, fauna and landmarks of Mississauga.

A mandala translates as 'circle' from Sanskrit. The mandala is often used a symbolic tool for ritualistic practices in Buddhist and Vedic traditions. Nature mandalas are created by sourcing found materials in nature and allowing patterns to develop through the act of making, rather than planning. Mandalas are destroyed/taken apart after being created, as a reminder of the impermanence of all things.

Spaces are limited, register on eventbrite to secure your spot!

Image Courtesy of Sheniz Janmohamed.

View Event →
Third Auction Preview Opening Reception
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Third Auction Preview Opening Reception

FREE | Barrier-Free Space | All Gender Washroom | Refreshments Provided

Our third installation of auction works for preview before our October 2nd auction! This next portion of auction works have been guest curated by Ali Adil Khan and features works by: Vicky Vyas, Iftikhar Uddin Ahmed, Asma Arshad Mahmood, Jamal Ahmed, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Meru Parmar, Amin Rehman, Mohammad Iqbal, Naeem Sachedina, Shaheen Pirani, Tajuddin Ahmed, Waseem Ahmed, Syed Iqbal, Youngo Verma, Anjum Siddiqui.

View Event →
Make-Unmake Mandala
Sep
7
1:00 PM13:00

Make-Unmake Mandala

You are invited to Make-Unmake Mandala, a border crossing: creating parallel histories workshop.

Join Arts Educator Sheniz Janmohamed as she makes and unmakes nature mandalas/land art inspired by the flora, fauna and landmarks of Mississauga.

A mandala translates as 'circle' from Sanskrit. The mandala is often used a symbolic tool for ritualistic practices in Buddhist and Vedic traditions. Nature mandalas are created by sourcing found materials in nature and allowing patterns to develop through the act of making, rather than planning. Mandalas are destroyed/taken apart after being created, as a reminder of the impermanence of all things.

Spaces are limited, register on eventbrite to secure your spot!

Image Courtesy of Sheniz Janmohamed.

View Event →