Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Art House Café Lecture Series

22 March 2013, 7pm
Speaker: Julia Polyck-O’Neill, graduate student in Studies in Comparative Literature and Art at Brock University presents “Douglas Coupland: 21st Century Brain”.

Hosted by the Grimsby Public Art Gallery in the Periodicals Reading Room of the Grimsby Public Library. 
18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON

Admission is Free! 
Light refreshments will be served

The Art House Café Lecture Series promotes the ideas of young and emerging scholars from regional universities and provides an opportunity for them to present their research through lectures in a Parisian café ambiance that encourages sharing inspiration and cultivating ideas.

The fourth lecture in this new series will be presented on 22 March 2013 at 7pm by Julia Polyck-O’Neill, an MA student in Studies in Comparative Literature and Art at Brock University.  Polyck-O’Neill’s talk, “Douglas Coupland: 21st Century Brain” will explore a chronological map she created of Douglas Coupland’s dissemination of postmodern Canadian culture by means of specific works of art, which she will discuss in relation to passages of his literary work, both creative nonfiction and fiction.  This will offer a sense of Coupland’s conceptual development and an examination of his critical stance, while also providing a unique perspective on his use of playfulness and humour as a means of engaging with complex issues. 

Julia Polyck-O’Neill was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon where she was active in the visual arts and theatre communities.  She pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in Visual Arts, with a concentration in English, graduating Cum Laude, at University of Ottawa.  While in Ottawa Polyck-O’Neill was involved in the art scene working at the Ottawa Art Gallery and exhibiting at the university’s student-run gallery and Ottawa’s SAW Gallery.  During the summers in Whitehorse, she performed live weekly book reviews on CBC Radio North.   She is currently an MA student at Brock University writing a major research paper on the work of Douglas Coupland.

The Art House Café Lecture Series is dedicated to the memory of Pat and Edith Brown.

The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is pleased to acknowledge the partnership of the Grimsby Public Library and the generous sponsorship of the Niagara Neighbourhood New Idea Fund, as well as private donations made in memory of Edith and Pat Brown. The Series is also sponsored by Mrs. Lenore Kummel, Dr. Andy Lam, Dr. Donald G. Smith, Dr. Elizabeth Shoemaker and Phelps Homes Ltd.

Please RSVP by 20 March to or 905-945-3246 as seating is limited. 

For more information contact:
Maeve Hanna, Project Coordinator or Brigitte Huard, Education and Media Coordinator
Grimsby Public Art Gallery
(904) 945 3246

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