Contemporary artists Peter Morin (Tahltan Nation) and Jimmie Kilpatrick (Brandon, MB) are launching a double vinyl album during an artist-in-residency at Dunlop Art Gallery. The album, titled Love Songs to End Colonization, repurposes popular love songs to critique and confront settler colonialism. Published by Dunlop Art Gallery, it includes both performance and karaoke versions of the tracks, inviting listeners to sing along. Join us for the album launch, artist talk, and a karaoke session! Album will be available for sale.
In-Person Workshops - Decolonization Through Love and Music
with Jimmie Kilpatrick and Peter Morin
Learn how to write songs that end colonization.
Digital Media Studio, Central Library
August 18, 4-7 pm (registered or drop-in)
August 19, 4 – 5:30 pm (Registration, 8 max)
Join artists Jimmie Kilpatrick and Peter Morin to learn about decolonization through song writing and video production. Meet one-on-one with the artists for a fun and personalized session that will take your ideas to the next level. Registration is encouraged but drop-in also welcomed.
Q Nightclub and Lounge Karaoke Party
August 18, 7 –10 pm
Q Nightclub and Lounge
2070 Broad Street, Regina, SK
Join us at Q Nightclub and Lounge with artists Jimmie Kilpatrick and Peter Morin for a fun evening of Karaoke. Jimmie and Peter will be celebrating their newly released album "Love Songs to End Colonization". Everyone 19+ is welcome.
Album Launch, Artist Talk and Karaoke Party!
August 20, 12-2 pm
Jimmie and Peter will be performing tracks from the newly released album "Love Songs to End Colonization". Hear about their about their work and collaboration over many years. Album will be available for sale.
Nuit Blanche- Love Songs to End Colonization
August 27, 8 PM
Regina Film Theatre, Central Library
Special thanks to Canadian Heritage for funding support for this project.
Jimmie Kilpatrick is a musician and interdisciplinary artist based in Brandon, Manitoba. He’s been touring regularly and releasing records on Toronto’s You’ve Changed Records since 2009. Kilpatrick cut his rock ‘n’ roll teeth in the early 2000’s, playing alongside Fred Squire, Julie Doiron, Paul Henderson and Jesse Baird in seminal east coast indie outfit Shotgun and Jaybird. He has appeared on recordings by John K. Samson, Christine Fellows, Joel Plaskett and By Divine Right. His 2011 release Transistor Sister was long-listed for Canada’s Polaris Music Prize. Kilpatrick holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brandon University and is currently a Master of Fine Arts Candidate at the University of Manitoba. In 2018, he was the Manitoba Winner of the BMO 1stART! Competition and presented his performance/installation Quality Control at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery in Toronto.
Peter Morin is a grandson of Tahltan Ancestor Artists. Morin’s artistic offerings can be organized around four themes: articulating Land/Knowing, articulating Indigenous Grief/Loss, articulating Community Knowing, and understanding the Creative Agency/Power of the Indigenous body. The work takes place in galleries, in community, in collaboration, and on the land. All of the work is informed by dreams, Ancestors, Family members, and Performance Art as a Research Methodology. Morin began art school in 1997, completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver in 2001 and his Masters in Fine Arts in 2010 at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan. Initially trained in lithography, Morin’s artistic practice moves from Printmaking to Poetry to Beadwork to Installation to Drum Making to Performance Art. Peter is the son of Janelle Creyke (Crow Clan, Tahltan Nation) and Pierre Morin (Quebecois). Throughout his exhibition and making history, Morin has focused upon his matrilineal inheritances in homage to the matriarchal structuring of the Tahltan Nation, and prioritizes Cross-Ancestral collaborations. Morin was longlisted for the Brink and Sobey Awards, in 2013 and 2014, respectively. In 2016, Morin received the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Canadian Mid-Career Artist. Peter Morin currently holds a tenured appointment in the Faculty of Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, and is the Graduate Program Director of the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program at OCADU.