Artist Talk and Tour with Derek Liddington and Curator Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre

  • Exhibition Launch
  • Talk
  • November 19, 2022

    Above: (Left) David Liddington. Photo by LFdocumentation. (Right) Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre. Photo by Camille Blachot.


    2:00 pm – Welcome remarks from City of Richmond Mayor, Malcolm Brodie, Richmond Art Gallery, and Musée d’art de Joliette.

    2:15 pm – Public Tour of Exhibition by Artist and Curator

    Exhibiting artist Derek Liddington leads an informal talk and tour of his exhibition along with Musée d’art de Joliette contemporary art curator, Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre.

    This exhibition was originally organized and presented by the Musée d’art de Joliette in Québec, earlier this year. For the iteration at the RAG, Liddington will produce brand new works including a site-specific mural that utilizes Gallery’s unique space and its high ceilings. As visitors move through the gallery to view the mural, they will alternately see the curves of a giant body and the horizon of low-lying hills. The artist and curator will discuss some of the themes and inspirations behind the works, and be available for Q+A with the audience.

    Join in the discussion!

    Free drop in, no registration required.

    Talk will be followed by the Opening Reception of The trees weep, the mountain still, the body rust from 3:00 – 5:00 pm with the artist and guest curator in attendance.

    About the Artist

    Derek Liddington (b. 1981) lives and works in Toronto. After obtaining a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where he focused on video and performance, Liddington completed an MFA at Western University in 2007. Liddington’s practice holds a continuous interest in cultural memory and its iterations through abstraction, representation, and modernist forms of visual language. Liddington’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including performances in Athens, Greece and Onagawa, Japan, and select presentations in Toronto (AGO), Madrid (ARCO), Berlin (Art Berlin Contemporary), and New York (Frieze Art Fair, NADA). Liddington has had solo exhibitions at Cambridge Galleries (Ontario, Canada), SAAG (Lethbridge, Alberta), AKA Artist Run Center (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), and the AGYU (Ontario, Canada); most recently, his exhibition The trees weep, the mountain still, the bodies rust opened at Musée d’art de Joliette. Liddington has been the recipient of numerous public and foundation grants, including support from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts as well as being a finalist for the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts. Liddington’s work is represented by Daniel Faria Gallery (Toronto).

    About the Curator

    Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre is the Curator of Contemporary Art of the Musée d’art de Joliette since 2017. She programs and curates the contemporary art exhibitions, develops the exhibition tours, and organizes the performance and dance residencies. Her research explores how identities are constructed at the intersections of several discourses, including culture, gender, sex, and race. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and French Literature from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s degree in Art History from the Université du Québec à Montréal.


    This exhibition was produced and circulated by the Musée d’art de Joliette, and made possible thanks to the Fondation du Musée d’art de Joliette.

    The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of Canada Council for the Arts.


    Above: (Left) David Liddington. Photo by LFdocumentation. (Right) Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre. Photo by Camille Blachot.


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