Visual Arts Open Lecture Series: Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell | Collaborative Projects

Image of the artists Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell

The Visual Arts Open Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators, and academics. 

Join Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell, faculty for the Spring Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) 2024 Visual Arts program, for an afternoon talk about their collaborative art practices.

Deirdre Logue has been prolific and steadfast in her engagement with the moving image and has subsequently produced upwards of 60 short films, videos. Her solo work in performance for the camera explores anxiety, the queer body and the limits of ability through video installation and projection. 

Allyson Mitchell’s individual and collaborative art practice uses sculpture, performance, installation, and film to explore feminist and queer ideas. These articulations have resulted in a fat activist group called Pretty Porky and Pissed Off, a coven of lesbian feminist Sasquatch monsters and a room-sized Vagina Dentata. 

Recently, Mitchell and Logue presented Killjoy's Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House (Toronto, London, Los Angeles and Philadelphia). This project is an expansive and maximalist queer nightmare of epic proportions that involves the participation of hundreds of people.  

Mitchell and Logue directed the F.A.G Feminist Art Gallery in Toronto and satellite spaces from 2010-2020. Currently, they are developing FAR Feminist Artist Residency on 64 acres of conservation protected land in Ontario Canada. Allyson Mitchell is an Associate Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University. Deirdre Logue is Development Director at Vtape video art distribution.

Deirdre Logue’s website is here.
Allyson Mitchell’s website is here.

Visual Arts is supported by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Outstanding Artist Program.