Current/Upcoming Exhibits

Current Exhibits

Despite All Misconception and Loss
January 22 – May 4, 2018

This retrospective exhibition features works by Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) artist Kelly Greene. Her body of work focuses on the meaning and implications of “commemoration” of national events and her own dubious sentiments towards their celebration. Kelly Greene has created works that without waver have been grounded in revealing hidden historical narratives and our relationships with the earth. The range of subject matter is personal to the artist and most often presents sensitive issues for Canadians including: land claims, nationalism, residential school, religion and the costs of our environmental consumption.  The Woodland Cultural Centre is proud to exhibit “Despite all Misconception & Loss” with works spanning a 20 year period.

Featured Artist: Kelly Greene
*Artist Tea & Talk – January 28, 2018 at 2:00PM

 

…since forever…

January 22 – May 4, 2018

The Woodland Cultural Centre is proud to present the exhibition …since forever… a celebration of Indigenous existence, resistance and survival. From its inception, this exhibition has recognized the importance of critical reflection upon Indigenous peoples’ inherent right to be heard.

The thematic content of the works each address celebration juxtaposed with history. Their work was not produced in the service of a sesquicentennial anniversary. Theirs is an honest statement from the perspective of Indigenistance. In this respect …since forever… contributes to the dialogue and process of healing and reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and Canadians.

Featured Artists: Tracey Anthony, Elizabeth Doxtater, Barbara-Helen Hill
*Artist Tea & Talk – January 28, 2018 at 2:00PM

Indigenous Art 2018

May 26 – July 27, 2018

Established in 1975, Indigenous Art, formally known as First Nations Art, is one of the longest running annual exhibits that provides a space for established and emerging Indigenous artists to exhibit and sell their work in a gallery setting. This open call and juried show brings together artists from across Turtle Island, showcasing Traditional Craft and Contemporary Art in all visual art disciplines.

Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring

May 26 – July 27, 2018

Catherine is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose work possesses unique form and energy, balancing elements and teachings from traditional Woodland art/Anishinaabe art/culture with contemporary techniques and subjects. With many works reflecting postcolonial messages, each piece aims to create synergy and harmony between these different stylings as a visual effort to build and maintain a balanced and peaceful relationship between her Anishinaabe and European ancestry. Many of her works strive to call to attention the importance of our connection to everything in nature, and respect towards it and all our relatives, particularly animals, plants and insects that are overlooked or whose importance and teachings have been altered by colonial attitudes and viewpoints.