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Indigenous Art 2018 Set To Open May 26, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brantford/Six Nations, ON (24 May, 2018) – The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC), a leader in the field of Indigenous cultural programming including: exhibitions, artistic events and performances is delighted to present the 43rd Annual Indigenous Art exhibition set to open May 26, 2018.

Established in 1975, Indigenous Art is one of the longest running annual exhibits that provide a space for established and emerging Indigenous artists to exhibit and sell their work in a professional gallery setting. The exhibition runs May 26 through July 27, 2018 at the WCC and will bring together artists from all across Turtle Island.

Metis artist Catherine Dallaire has been selected as this year’s featured Artist. Her solo exhibition Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring.  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.  

With over 50 artists selected, this exhibition promises to showcase a wide variety of media, subject matter and themes pertinent to our Indigenous communities today.

Indigenous Art 2018 will showcase the following artists:

Montana Adams, Aura, Michael Barber, Catherine Beaver, Chief Lady Bird, Jennifer E. Brant, Janice Brant, Donna Brinkworth, Jay Soule aka Chippewar, Chief Lady Bird, Sherry Crawford, Caitlin Daniel, Elizabeth Daniel, Suzanne Debassige, Deron Ahsén:nase Douglas, Elizabeth Doxtater, Janine Gates, Shel General, Odadrihonyanisoh (Sara General), Crystal Gloade, Kelly Greene, Doug Henhawk, Summer Hill, Brenda Hill, Cody Houle, Mary Jacobs, Samantha Jacobs, Alex Jacobs-Blum, Kaysha Jamieson, Keitha Keeshig-Tobias, Patrick Martin, Teresa Vander Mees-Chasse, Watio Tehawerénhton Miller, Penelope S. Minner, Brenda MItten, Shelley Niro, Joshua Pawis-Steckley, Holly Pichette, Ayanna Proctor, Victoria Ransom, Judi Henhawk Sault, Laura Schwager, Quinn Smallboy, Kristen E. Summers, Andy Swamp, Teyewennarakwas, Todd Thomas, Debra Vincent, Samuel Williams, and Amanda Williams.

The Woodland Cultural Centre gratefully acknowledges the continued support from Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council for making Indigenous Art possible.

Join Woodland Cultural Centre at the Opening Reception on May 26, 2017 at 7pm with light refreshments offered and live musical performance.

For more information, please call 519-759-2650 x243 or visit www.woodlandculturalcentre.ca.

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ONKWEHON:WE The Original Peoples Festival Presents:

TWO INDIANS by Falen Johnson

“After years apart two cousins meet in a Toronto alley to recreate a ceremony from their childhood, but can they remember how? When the words missing and murdered, truth and reconciliation, occupation and resistance are everywhere, how do two Mohawk women stand their ground?”

Two Indians:
June 16 at 7PM (6:30 doors open)
June 17 at 4PM (3:30 doors open)
*mature content presented
Gathering Place by The Grand

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This coming Thursday at 7PM artist Carley Gallant will be facilitating a watercolour Paint Night with the proceeds going towards Save the Evidence.

Register your spot today!

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Monday, May 7, 10:00am

Survivor Series

Every month, a Mohawk Institute Survivor will share their experience and stories of living in The Mohawk Residential School.
Cost: $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or by calling 519-759-2650

 

Saturday, May 12, 2:00pm
Colonization Road Film Screening

Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon explores the history of colonized roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”
Cost: Pay-what-you-can

 

Sunday, May 13, 4:00pm
Salmon Girl

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.
Cost: Pay-what-you-can

 

Saturday, May 26, 7:00pm
Indigenous Art Exhibition Opening Reception

This open call and juried show brings together artists from across Turtle Island, showcasing Traditional Craft and Contemporary Art in all visual art disciplines.
Cost: Free

 

Saturday, May 26, 7:00pm
Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring Opening Reception

Catherine Dallaire 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.
Cost: Free

 

Monday, May 28, 10:00am
Survivor Series

Every month, a Mohawk Institute Survivor will share their experience and stories of living in The Mohawk Residential School.
Cost: $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or by calling 519-759-2650

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Vandalism and Theft of Treasured Outdoor Art Pieces

 

It is with great disappointment that we must report the vandalism and theft of one of our treasured outdoor art pieces. Les Demoiselles d’Arigonon by artist Kent Monkman features a Cadillac with five stylized painted wooden figures. Staff noticed damage to the outdoor installation on April 5, 2018 and discovered that the vehicle had been broken into and that two of the figures were missing.

 

If you have any information about this theft or the whereabouts of these figures please contact the Woodland Cultural Centre at 519-759-2650 x 243.  The Brantford Police Department have been contacted and are aware of this unfortunate incident.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brantford / Six Nations, ON (April 10, 2018) – The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC), a leader in the field of First Nations museum exhibitions, artistic endeavors, language, research facilities and cultural programming is thrilled to announce the Onkwehón:we (The Original People’s) Festival June 15 – 17, 2018.

The Onkwehón:we Festival will focus on current Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) artistic and cultural practices in both contemporary and traditional forms. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness unique traditions that have been existent before contact. Performances and events will be multi-disciplined and of the highest caliber featuring storytelling, dance, music, theatre, visual arts, film and workshops.

We invite the public to celebrate and explore Onkwehón:we talent and teachings from across Turtle Island. The festival will take place on the grounds of the Woodland Cultural Centre June 15 – 17, 2018 with lead up activities taking place at several partner sites around Six Nations and Brantford.

The intent of the festival is to provide a space for Haudenosaunee artists and other Indigenous nations from across Turtle Island to showcase their artistic gifts. The vision is to create and grow a festival within the community that will be a destination for artists, audiences, organizations and presenters to enjoy.

The Woodland Cultural Centre gratefully acknowledges the continued support from Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, Department of Canadian Heritage, Brant Community Foundation, Six Nations Elected Council and Dreamcatcher. With additional contribution from Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and The Gathering Place by the Grand.

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For more information, please call 519.759.2650 or visit www.woodlandculturalcentre.ca

 

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE:

Onkwehónwe (The Original People’s) Festival Press Release

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Calling All Indigenous Artists!


Woodland Cultural Centre

INDIGENOUS ART 2018
Call for Entry 

May 26 – July 27, 2018

The Woodland Cultural Centre is a longstanding Cultural Centre of Excellence that promotes and supports the Visual Arts of Canada. 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!

Requirements for submissions will consist of RECENT (1-2 year) works by artists (18+) of Indigenous ancestry and will be juried by the Artistic Director and selected jurors.

CLASSES OF WORK & ACCEPTED MEDIUMS FOR SUBMISSION:

A) Painting in any media (oil, acrylic, watercolour)
B) Drawings and prints in any media (including photographic)
C) Sculpture in any media (including pottery)
D) Installations (include plans and images for proposed work)
E) Traditionally-based works (bead, quill and leather work)

Only up to THREE works may be submitted.
All paintings, drawings and prints must be framed and/or READY TO HANG – if works do not meet gallery display standard they will be subject to disqualification.

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: APRIL 9, 2018 at 4PM

DOWNLOAD THE SUBMISSION FORMS for additional information!

Indigenous Art Entry Form 01

Indigenous Art Entry Form 02