Come to the Art Gallery of Hamilton for a one-night-only event presented by EMERGE! Enjoy an unforgettable night of live entertainment, art installations, electric activities, dancing, and more.
Headlining the night in the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden is an intimate duo performance on piano and guitar with Juno nominated pop/rock singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas, with a voice that shimmers even in its most shattering moments, Georgas has an endless capacity for crafting textured pop songs that confound expectation. You can also experience a live performance with special guest Juno nominated Iskwé. Also showing will be the closing exhibition Water Works, to explore between musical sets. Experience a special art installation by former Much Music VJ, artist Sarah May Taylor. Dance beats will be provided by The Brown Brothers.
This is a 19+ event. Cash bar. Doors open at 10 pm. Performance is outdoors, weather permitting.
Light dancing with shadow, fingers finding answers in the expanse of a keyboard, a voice that shimmers even in its most shattering moments — this is the power of acclaimed pop singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas. Over two full-length albums, 2010’s This is Good and 2012’s self-titled follow-up, she’s traversed a carefully constructed soundscape that never fails to surprise. Georgas has an endless capacity for crafting textured pop songs that confound expectation. She’s as likely to layer luminous, devastating, and witty as she is upbeat, broken, and defiant. This is what makes her music, even at its simplest, so transfixing, something that’s never more evident than on Georgas’ forthcoming release, For Evelyn. For Evelyn is Hannah Georgas’ third record. Since her debut release, the Toronto-based musician has won numerous awards and racked up multiple nominations, including four Juno nods, for everything from Best New Artist to Songwriter of the Year. Georgas has toured the world, sharing stages with the likes of Kathleen Edwards, City and Colour, and Sara Bareilles, playing everywhere from Madison Square Gardens to the LA Greek Theatre. Georgas’ music has also been featured on HBO’s hit show, Girls.
Winnipeg-born, Hamilton-based Juno nominated artist, Iskwé (pronounced iss-kway) was named one of the ‘Top 10 Artists to Watch’ by CBC Music. Her unmistakable sound weaves her Irish and Cree/Dené/Métis roots with poignant politically charged lyrics, dark soulful R&B rhythms, electronic flourishes, and trip-hop breakbeats. During her live shows, Iskwé pairs her songs with elaborately adorned face paint both as an homage to her ancestral roots and as a platform upon which her message really comes to life. “Painting was one of my first loves. Incorporating it into my live show has not only become a way for me to expand my creative expression but it is also very much an act of reclaiming tradition.”
From the Contemporary Art Collection
Resting with Warriors 2001
Shelley Niro (Mohawk b. 1954)
series of 4 woodcuts on wove paper, Purchase, Permanent Collection Fund, 2016
© Courtesy Shelley Niro