June 30 - October 28, 2018 | Opening Jul 5

MacLaren Art Centre
37 Mulcaster St, Barrie, ON L4M 3M2 

Tracing Absence and Presence

March 23 - May 13, 2018 | Opening March 25,  2-4pm

Durham Art Gallery
251 George St East, Durham, ON N0G 1R0

Here We Are Here:   Black Canadian
Contemporary Art

January 27 - April 22, 2018

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON

Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood

Opening Wednesday, June 28th | 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates - June 29 – December 10, 2017

I am one of 36 artists included in the new exhibition Every. Now. Then: Reframing Nationhood. 

*The AGO is free to the public on Wednesdays.

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

Solo Exhibition: Through the Material Landscape

Wed, Feb 8, 2017 -  Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Opening February 9 | 6:30pm - 9pm

Nature’s champion pollinators, wild bees, come to life as metaphor and material in conceptualizing Black hyper-visibility / invisibility

Location: Daniels Spectrum Hallway Galleries
585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON

Together We Rise

Opening Saturday February 4, 2017 1pm - 3pm

Featured artists include: Amira Alamary, Getachew Fantu, Georgia Fullerton, Ian P. Grant, Sheryl Keen, Charmaine Lurch and Sherry Prenevost.

Join us for the opening reception of Together We Rise, along with some live entertainment by Andy Phillips, a seasoned professional steel pan player.

Location: Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street, Whitby, ON L1N 0A8

Opening of the Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Join me at the art installation and panel discussion celebrating the life and work of Lucie and Thornton Blackburn. The Blackburns were Black entrepreneurs that started the first taxi service in the City of Toronto (then Upper Canada) in 1837.

Presented by The Blackburn Conference Committee, George Brown College and The Ontario Black History Society.

The event takes place from 12 noon to 8 pm. It is free to attend.

Location: Lucie and Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre
80 Cooperage Street, Toronto, ON

CERLAC Graduate Conference:
Panel - Existing in Liminality

Presentation: March 12, 5-6:30pm

Charmaine will present "A Visible Conversation Concerning Presence in Flux" as part of the Panel 14: Existing in Liminality at the Fourth International Graduate Student Research Conference. Presented by the Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean, the conference takes place March 11-12th, 2016 at York University’s Keele Campus.

Location: York University, Keele Campus
Kaneff Tower, 8th floor, Toronto, ON

Alumni Talk Back: Working in Community Arts

Monday, February 29, 2016

2:30pm  - 4:00pm

Join Charmaine Lurch and other recent graduates of the Community Arts Practice Program as they share their experiences of working in the community arts field. A Panel Talk, Q&A session and an opportunity to network will all be part of the event.

Location: York University, Keele Campus
Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building, Room 109

Webinar: Learn How to Align Your Arts Project with School Board Priorities

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Charmaine will talk about her work on bees as part of her work with Inner City Angels and students at Rose Avenue Public School. This webinar is part of a series by Ontario Arts Council for artists and arts organizations working in schools and communities. 

3:30pm - 4:30pm
For more info click here.

Emergence Symposium:  Panel- Navigating Invisibility

Friday, November 13, 2015
2:55pm  3:45pm

Panel: Decolonial arts methodologies engaging social trauma, migration, memory & addiction : Anique Jordan, Farrah Miranda, Charmaine Lurch, Mosa McNeilly & Erin Howley

Navigating Invisibility is a panel of five women artists exploring how art methodologies make the unseen visible. We ask what conditions are required to imagine, and then create, narratives of possibility for those who are rendered socially and historically absent? Using interdisciplinary, arts-based approaches, Navigating Invisibility interrogates the very limits of the definitions of otherness, "the human", and trauma. The panel discusses Black histories in Toronto, Middle Passage memory, diaspora and migration, social trauma and addictions, and transnational music through methodologies including psycho-social arts practice, installation, performance, sculpture, visual art, music and photography.

Location: Evergreen Brickworks
Room: Atrium
550 Bayview Ave #300, Toronto, ON

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Photo by Anique Jordan

Photo by Anique Jordan

Through the Material Landscape
Together We Rise
Lucy & Thornton Blackburn