"In Exchange: Opening a Door" - Lunch-Hour Lecture

Marlene MacCallum

Time: 12:05 pm - 12:55 pm

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017

Location: University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Ave)

(Admission is by donation)


The University of Alberta Museums is proud to welcome Canadian print artist Marlene MacCallum to the University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square for a lunch hour lecture.

“In Exchange: Opening a Door” will focus on MacCallum’s books and other projects wherein exchange and collaboration have played a key developmental role. The concept of the “private space” will be used as a metaphor for how we open up or, conversely, shut ourselves off from the world. This lunch hour lecture will also explore the use of photogravure, print media and MacCallum’s book as the means to disseminate ideas.

Speaker’s Biography

Marlene MacCallum is a visual artist and has recently moved to Prince Edward County, Ontario. Prior to this, she lived in Corner Brook, NL for 26 years where she was a Professor in the Visual Arts Program at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Between 1985 and 2017, Marlene exhibited prints, photographs and book works in more than 110 solo, invited and juried group exhibitions in 18 countries. Her works are held in over 35 public collections in Canada, the UK and the United States. Marlene was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2006.

Marlene MacCallum has been making photogravure prints since 1994. She and David Morrish co-authored and published Copper Plate Photogravure: Demystifying the Process in 2003 (Focal Press). Her research projects on Artists’ Publishing and The Visual Book were funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Recent exhibitions include All Day Within the Dreamy House at The Rooms, curated by Vicky Chainey-Gagnon. MacCallum's prints are included in International Print Exhibition: Canada and Japan

Photo Credit:Wall Stories with text by Jessica Grant, hand bound accordion artist's book, 2014