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.
In partnership with Kwentong Bayan Collective, the Library will host Caregiver Appreciation Day - an event for caregivers and friends to create postcards to send home (stamps will be provided) and relax to music in a supportive environment.
All caregivers are welcome to come share their experiences, enjoy some refreshments and feel thanked for their contributions.
This is a free, all ages, Nuit Blanche in the day event!
Date: Saturday September 30, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place: 239 College Street, Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library.
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
Kwentong Bayan Collective is honoured to be part of Remember | Resist | Redraw: A Radical History Poster Project produced by the Graphic History Collective. This collaborative project features works by artists and writers committed to promoting art, activism, and alternative history in what is today known as Canada.
Remember | Resist | Redraw posters offer alternative perspectives on well-known historical events, and highlights histories of Indigenous peoples, women, workers, and the oppressed that are often overlooked or marginalized in mainstream historical accounts. Starting in January 2017, posters will be published monthly at http://bit.ly/2jZfdAC
Kwentong Bayan will create Poster #03 to be launched in March 2017.
Poster illustrated by Kara Sievewright
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