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.
Salmon Girl | May 13, 2018 | 4 PM
Salmon Girl explores the world of water and salmon. Through theatre, dance, music and puppetry, this piece for all ages follows the journey of a young girl into this magical world. A visually stunning work that shares a First Nations perspective on the importance of Salmon. Choreographer Michelle Olson from the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation and playwright Quelemia Sparrow from the Musquem First Nation bring together their respective cultural perspectives and stories to create a piece that is both meaningful and delightful to all audiences.
Suitable for family audience’s ages 6+
Directed by: Quelemia Sparrow
Choreographed by: Michelle Olson
Designers: Brad Trenaman (lighting), Kate De Lorme (sound), Jessica Oostergo (costume), Shizuka Kai (set)
*DANCE WORKSHOP 12 PM TBC*
Indigenous Art Opening Reception | May 26, 2018 | 7 PM
The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC), a leader in the field of First Nations museum exhibitions, artistic endeavors, research facilities and cultural programming, is delighted to present the 43rd Annual Indigenous Art exhibition. Established in 1975, Indigenous Art (formerly known as First Nations Art) is one of the longest running annual exhibits that provide established and emerging Indigenous artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a fine art gallery setting. The Centre is extending an invitation to all artists of Indigenous ancestry to submit up to three works of art, for presentation in this year’s Indigenous Art. For more information, check out our news page.
This years Featured Artist, Catherine Dallaire, is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose work possesses a unique form and energy, balancing elements and teachings from traditional Woodland art/Anishinaabe art/culture with contemporary techniques and subjects.
Join us at her exhibit Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring as it opens the same night as Indigenous Art, fully catered with live music – May 26, 2018 at 7 PM.
Survivor Series | 10 AM – 12 PM
Every month, a Mohawk Institute Survivor will share their experience and stories of living in The Mohawk Residential School. Admission is $10 per person. Pre-Registration is required.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 519-759-2650
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…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
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