Join us for our Big Thinkers speakers series with Canadian broadcaster, actress, artist, and filmmaker Sook-Yin Lee. The CBC host and former MuchMusic VJ will discuss her exceptionally varied career, one that has seen her hone an approach to storytelling driven by candour, curiosity and a fresh take on the world around her. Lee's talk is held alongside Allison Katz's exhibition at Oakville Galleries, Diary w/o Dates, which sees Katz exhibit a series of works that traffic in spontaneous connections, idiosyncratic observations and visual rhymes.
Sook-Yin Lee is a filmmaker, musician, actor, visual artist, dance-maker, and radio and TV broadcaster. The former MuchMusic VJ hosted and co-produced the Gabriel Award-winning, New York Festivals Gold-winning personal storytelling program DNTO on CBC Radio One and returned to the national broadcaster with the acclaimed podcast, Sleepover. She starred in John Cameron Mitchell's groundbreaking movie Shortbus, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, earning her the 2007 Best Supporting Actress award from the International Cinephile Society. Year of the Carnivore is Sook-Yin Leeʼs debut feature as writer-director. It stars Cristin Milioti and Will Sasso. Her photography, video, and multimedia dance work includes We Are Light Rays and How Can I Forget? (Ottawa Art Gallery, SummerWorks, TIFF), On Display (Toronto Dance Theatre), Sphere of Banished Suffering (Dancemakers, Artscape, Festival of New Dance) She won the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by a Lead Dramatic Actress in a Program/Mini-Series for her role in Jack. She is in the band JOOJ with albums on Last Gang Records/eONE Music Canada. Her upcoming movie, Octavio is Dead! a supernatural ghost story, stars Sarah Gadon, Raoul Trujillo, and Rosanna Arquette.
– Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square
Diary w/o Dates is a solo exhibition of new work by Allison Katz stretching across both Oakville Galleries venues. Reflecting the diverse range of Katz's production, the exhibition considers the unique character of each site.