Family Workshop: Discover (You)r History

Collaged images of a South Asian family. Discover (You)r History Workshop. For Families with Children Ages 10 and Under. A collage activity using your family photographs to encourage conversations about family history. Facilitated by Tett Artist in Residence Meenakashi Ghadial. Tett Artist Residency Logo.
Thursday, May 9 | 5-6:30PM
Activity Room

Families are invited to bring a selection of family photos to explore with their children in a collage activity facilitated by Tett Artist in Residence Meenakashi Ghadial.

Families are invited to bring family photographs, which will be photocopied by the instructor for use in the activity. Through a series of prompts, families will be encouraged to discuss the photographs with their children, giving children the opportunity to learn about their ancestry and adults the opportunity to reflect on the memories captured. Photocopied images will then be used to create collaborative collages.

This event is presented as part of the Tett Artist Residency program.

Families with Children Under 10 | Beginner Friendly

*Please bring a selection of family photographs with you to this event.


 Registration Details

$10 per family | Registration Link. Registration at the door is welcome.


About the Instructor

Meenakashi Ghadial (b. 2001) is a visual artist from Brampton, Ontario currently based in Katarokwi/Kingston. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) with a Minor in Art History and is completing her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University. Her practice focuses on representational oil paintings on metal that explore themes of marriage, love, intimacy, and queerness through the use of current documentation as well as archival family material. In her work, she presents the car as a safe liminal space for queer People of Colour. She is intrigued by the dichotomy of how cars can also function as a vessel for damaging heteronormative practices in Sikh wedding traditions. By comparing these two different contexts that cars exist in, She is able to create personal autobiographical work that explores the duality of viewing cars beyond simply a vessel for transportation, while exploring the particularities of intergeneral experiences.

Meenakashi Ghadial has exhibited locally at the Window Art Gallery, Union Gallery and Art Noise Art Gallery. She has also exhibited in Toronto at the Neilson Park Creative Centre and Gallery 1313. She was recently an artist-in-residence at the Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre and is a member of the Ontario Kingston Women Artists Association. She received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award in 2022 in Drawing and Painting. In February 2024, Meenakashi will be Co-Curating an Exhibition at the Window Art Gallery in Kingston that focuses on BIPOC Experiences of family. During her time as an artist-in-residence at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning in April 2024, she plans to further explore themes of memory, history and queerness through interdisciplinary approaches. 

Find her @meenakart on Instagram and