Owens Art Gallery Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

March 29th, 2022
Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada
10:00am — 4:00pm PRT
Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University

In-person Tuesday 29 March from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us as we host our first-ever Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Owens. Contribute to shaping the world’s largest reference work and one of the most-visited sites on the Internet. This event is part of a global initiative organized by Art+Feminism that aims to close information gaps related to gender, feminism, and the arts.

Anyone can write and edit articles in Wikipedia and there are many ways to participate in the Edit-a-thon. Drop-in to expand existing articles, collaborate on new ones, add citations, upload images, check facts, or simply join the conversation and hang-out.

We will provide training and support for new Wikipedians as we work together on edits that will increase the visibility of women, queer, gender non-binary, and IBPOC artists exhibited at the Owens and represented in the Owens Art Gallery permanent collection. Bring your own laptop or use a workstation available during the event.

It’s helpful to create a Wikipedia account ahead of time, but we can help you do this too! You may also want to review this handy Quick Guide for Editing on Wikipedia developed by Art+Feminism.

This event will take place in Owens Free Space, a temporary installation in the Owens second floor gallery initiated by Tara Bursey, Lassonde Artist-in-Residence at Mount Allison University. Owens Free Space is a community resource and creative production space that serves as an alternative, open site for learning, making, and information exchange.

The Baroness Elsa Project, currently on view at the Owens, is a potent reminder of how the work of women artists is historically overlooked. Recent scholarship has illuminated the artistic and literary contributions of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (1874-1927) to New York’s Dada scene, yet she continues to be under recognized.

We hold this Edit-a-thon in the name of Ethel Ogden and so many others who remain absent from Wikipedia.

We invite people of all gender identities and expressions to participate. By attending this event you agree to uphold the Art+Feminism Safe, Brave Space Policy.