Upcoming Events

The Woodland Cultural Centre hosts regular events throughout the year.

We are thankful to the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and Canadian Heritage for funding received that allows the Woodland Cultural Centre to plan multi-disciplinary artistic exhibitions and events all year round.

Please also check out our events calendar.

 

The Mush Hole – Workshop Performance | January 13 & 14, 2018

The Mush Hole – Workshop Performance acknowledges the lives and spirits of Mohawk Institute residential school survivors. Keeping hope as the driving force the performance offers truth and relives the devastating impacts on the students and parents without their children. It is about survival, resilience, and is an embodied way to say: “Enskwakhwahshón:rien” – we will feed your hunger, “kwè:iahre – we remember you, kwanorónhkhwa – we love you. Conceived by Six Nations Artist/Director Santee Smith in collaboration with Onkwehon:wen artists Julianne Blackbird, Montana Summers, Semiah Smith, Brandon A. Oakes, The Mush Hole opens the mind, heart and spirit toward a path of feeling and experiencing. We welcome all to share in dialogue and reflect on the performance during this creative development phase of the work.

This presentation is for general audiences.  Please be aware there are mature themes involved and not recommended for ages 12 and under.

The Mush Hole – Workshop Performance Dates:

January 13, 2018 – Matinee @ 3:00PM
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can-Event @ the Door, proceeds to the further development of The Mush Hole Performance

January 14, 2018 – Evening @ 6:00PM
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can-Event @ the Door, proceeds to the further development of The Mush Hole Performance

Presented as a part of Woodland’s -Tehonkieron:nions (They are Entertaining) series. A performing arts series funded by the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Mush Hole creation is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. Creator Santee Smith is committing her recent REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award to the development of the performance. 

 

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

 

…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 recognised 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 – 2:00PM

Join us for this casual round table discussion with several of the artists featured in the exhibitions “Despite all Misconception and Loss” and “…since forever…” We welcome you to sip tea and join in conversation with the featured artists as they discuss their works, artistic processes, and whatever else may come up.

This event is open and free to the public.
For more information about the featured exhibitions please visit: Current/Upcoming Exhibitions

 

 

 

Nôhkom | March 2 & 3, 2018

 

Survivor Series

January 15, 2018 – 10:00AM
January 29, 2018 – SOLD OUT
February 12, 2018 – 10:00AM
February 26, 2018 – SOLD OUT
March 12, 2018 – 10:00AM
March 26, 2018 – 10:00AM