BALIKBAYAN runs Jan 24 to Apr 21, 2018.
Kwentong Bayan Collective will launch our first solo exhibition at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre. BALIKBAYAN features a visual timeline of 150+ year history of caregiving in Canada by radicalized women, and balikbayan box sculptures that share labour and migration stories.
In a series of gatherings, workers from Hamilton and Toronto will participate in a healing soup circle, create storytelling wearables, and plant native seeds. At each gathering, folks can create their own pasalubong (gifts) to take home and share with others.
Kwentong Bayan Collective is pleased to announce our new partnership with the Toronto Public Library! Please join us for Comics / Komiks Meet-Up - a regular workspace for those wishing to network, create and bring their comics/komiks to completion.
This is a space to meet other creatives and share resources in a supportive community! Some materials will be provided by the library but please bring your own tools and a sample of your work (or work in progress) to share with the group.
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College St. (at Spadina)
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Call 416-393-7746 for more information or visit http://bit.ly/2tgSvf9
"Filipino 'komiks' have always been a political act - a form of resistance against our colonizers." - Althea Balmes, Kwentong Bayan Collective
Thank you to Amanda Parris, the host of Exhibitionists on CBC Television and Marvin's Room on CBC Radio, for featuring our work in her weekly column for CBC Arts.
Read: The newest comic-book heroes are real-life Filipino caregivers
Althea Balmes is facilitating a new comic-making program for Asian* youth, newcomer youth, new generation, 1.5, LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer/questioning, intersexual) and/or with disability between 16-29 who:
APPLY ONLINE: http://www.altheabalmes.com/comicmakingworkshop
Curious how to turn your doodles into a story? Wanna make comics with other Asian youth while sharing Asian noodle-inspired snacks?
Althea Balmes will be facilitating
Noodles & Doodles- Comics 101
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
from 5 PM - 7 PM
at SKETCH Working Arts
This workshop is for self-identified Asian youth who are mixed race, newcomer youth, new generation, 1.5, LGBTQI, folks with disabilities, between 16-29. It is part of Althea's Comic Making Workshop + Residency project with SKETCH Working Arts.
More info: http://www.altheabalmes.com/comicmakingworkshop
Kwentong Bayan Collective has contributed a 10-page mini-comic about the history of the Live-in Caregiver Program to the anthology, “Drawn to Change: Graphic Histories of Working Class Struggle”, edited by the Graphic History Collective with historian, Paul Buhle.
Please join us for the book launch and signing on May 7th. This free event is part of the LabourStart Conference.
Date: Saturday May 7, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street
Room 1, Accessible building. Please come scent-free.
Closest accessible subway is DUNDAS.
We acknowledge the historical and traditional territories of the the Wendat (Huron) Confederacy, the Petun, the Wyandot, Haudenosaunee, and Anishinaabek.
Full conference programme: https://labourstarttoronto2016.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/conference-programme/
Kwentong Bayan is honoured to be part of this NEW BOOK by the Graphic History Collective!
Drawn To Change: Graphic Histories of Working Class Struggle is a collection of new comics about working class histories in Canada. Available now: https://btlbooks.com/book/drawn-to-change